PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania women's tennis senior Kana Daniel is set to compete at the 2016 Riviera/ITA Women's Tennis All-American Championships this week. Daniel will face Duke's Meible Chi on Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. ET in the first round of the qualifying draw.
Daniel earned a spot in this tournament as a result from her strong performance as a junior, as well as being ranked in the top-four amongst returning players in the Northeast Region. The All-American Championships will take place on the west coast, in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Last year, Daniel was named First Team All-Ivy in both singles and doubles, compiling a record of 18-10 in singles, including an 11-5 mark in the spring, winning Ivy matches over Brown, Harvard, Dartmouth and Cornell.
The senior follows in the footsteps of Connie Hsu, Sol Eskenazi, Jules Rodin, and Sonya Latycheva, the most recent Penn student-athletes to compete in this event.
Update: Daniel fell 6-1, 6-1 to Duke's Chi in the first round. The senior did not participate in the back draw of the tournament and will return to California to compete in the 2016 Oracle ITA Masters next week in Malibu.