Oct. 4, 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.- Krista Hardebeck picked up a victory in her main draw opener on Thursday afternoon at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, continuing a business-like tournament run.
The Cardinal freshman, who earned a spot in the main draw after ripping off three straight victories in the qualifying round, knocked off seventh-seeded Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round.
It was the fourth victory overall for Hardebeck, who has won all of her matches in straight sets while not surrendering more than three games in any frame.
Hardebeck will next square off against fellow qualifier Caroline Price of North Carolina on Friday at 10:45 a.m. PT.
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Qualifying Singles Second Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Ester Goldfield (Duke) 6-2, 6-1
Qualifying Singles Third Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Sofie Oyen (Florida) 6-2, 6-3
Qualifying Singles Back Draw
Ellen Tsay d. Melissa Kopinski (Illinois) 7-6 (3), 6-2
Main Draw Singles First Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) 6-3, 6-3
Main Draw Doubles First Round
Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White (Illinois) d. Tan/Tsay 8-5