Day of upsets for Brynn Boren, Kata Szekely

Boren, Szekely roll in doubles play

The University of Tennessee women's doubles team of Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely had a tough test ahead of them in the main draw at the Riviera ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Thursday, and came out for the better.

Boren and Szekely, ranked No. 34, defeated No. 15 Lauren Embree and Danielle Collins of Florida, 8-3, then upset No. 2-ranked Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez of UCLA, 9-7.

"Kata and Brynn did a great job today and played well all day long," said UT co-head coach Mike Patrick. "We had a great day of playing the best, and defeating the best. They had a good win over a good team and battled the whole time against a doubles team that made it to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament last year."

In singles, Szekely fell to No. 77 Li Xi of Virginia in the qualifying consolation round 6-2, 6-4 marking the end of her singles run in the tournament.

Boren, however, beat No. 16 Stacey Tan of Stanford, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.

The duo will continue doubles play at noon Eastern today against No. 5 Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender of Michigan.

Boren plays No. 8 Sabrina Santamaria of Southern California in singles following doubles play.

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