Pacific Palisades, Calif. - Freshman Connie Hsu is creating some buzz around the women's tennis program as she continued her stellar fall with another victory on Sunday at the ITA All-American Championships.
Hsu needed three sets on Sunday, but took down Malo Kowase of the 18th ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Kowase actually won the first set, 6-3, but Hsu rebounded to capture the final two convincingly, 6-1, 6-2. The victory advances her to the Qualifying rounds which begin on Tuesday.
Back in Philadelphia, two Quakers made their presence felt at the St. Joseph's Invitational. Freshman Lauren Bridges won her first two matches of the tournament to advance to the semifinals of Flight 3 singles. In the semis however, Bridges fell to Olivia Helm of Delaware 6-1, 6-1.
In Flight 4, senior Rose Schlecker was almost a first round casualty, saving three match points in coming back to capture at 3-6, 7-6 (6), 11-9 win. The senior breezed through the second round without dropping a point, 6-0, 6-0, and needed another three-set victory, 2-6, 6-3, 10-5, to advance to the finals. Schlecker's luck ran out in the finals, as she dropped the match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.