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.