Nov. 6, 2010
By Donnie Conley, Media Relations Student Assistant
FLUSHING, N.Y. - University of Tennessee Lady Vol tennis player Brynn Boren was eliminated in the semifinals of the consolation singles draw at the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships on Saturday afternoon.
Boren began the day in impressive fashion, posting a comeback victory over No. 41-ranked Michaela Kissell of Marshall. Kissell took the first set, 6-4 before Boren rallied to take the second frame, 7-5. From there, Boren cruised in the third set, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals.
In the semis, she faced Alabama's Mary Ann Macfarlane, falling 6-4, 6-1. Macfarlane reached the semifinals by defeating No. 19 Alison Ramos of USC and Zoe DeBruycker of North Carolina. She advances to face No. 22 Marta Lesniak of SMU, who defeated Duke's Reka Zsilinska in three sets.
The loss ends Tennessee's stay at the National Intercollegiate Indoors. Boren and teammate Maria Sorbello reached the doubles quarterfinals before losing to Sofie Oyen and Allie Will of Florida. Will and Oyen advanced to the final against Josipa Bek and Keri Wong of Clemson, which will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m.
This concludes fall play for both Boren and Sorbello. The two will now be off until January, when UT travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Michigan Invitational from Jan. 15-17.
In her inaugural fall campaign at Rocky Top, Boren posted some impressive numbers. She recorded a team-best 13 singles victories against just five losses and went 4-2 against players ranked in the ITA top 100. She was the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Champion in both singles and doubles.
For Sorbello, this wraps up her final fall with the Lady Vols. Though she missed time due to injury, she still strung together some solid performances. She and Boren went 6-1 in doubles competition and won the ITA Ohio Valley Region crown. She also went 4-1 in singles.
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