CLAREMONT, Calif. – The day after capturing the NCAA title, junior Kristen Alotta and sophomore Nancy Worley were back on the court for the NCAA individual tournament.
Alotta, who has played at first singles all season long for the Ephs, collected a win in her first match by defeating Kate Stanford of Sewanee 6-2, 6-2. In her second match, Alotta defeated Melissa Oosterhouse of Calvin College 6-2, 6-2. With the wins, Alotta advances to tomorrow’s quarterfinal against an opponent to be determined.
By virtue of her first round victory, Alotta becomes an All-American for the second time in her career.
“Kristen is playing great tennis right now and we are looking forward to tomorrow’s matches,” Williams head coach Allison Swain said.
Worley, who collected the title-clinching victory yesterday against Amherst, fell in her first round match. After winning the first two games of the match, Jordan Wylie of Emory rattled off six games in a row to win the set. Wylie’s streak continued into the second set as she won another six consecutive points to defeat Worley 6-2, 6-0.
“Nancy had a tough match against a great player from Emory. I think she was a bit fatigued from yesterday’s amazing effort against Amherst,” said Swain.