Pacific Palisades, Calif.----- Sybille Gauvain, San Jose State University's number-one singles player on the women's tennis team, won one of two matches against top-100 opponents on her first day at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.
Ranked #50 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) preseason rankings, Gauvain roared back from an early first-set deficit to defeat North Carolina State's Anna Rogers, ranked #79 in the ITA rankings, 6-3, 6-0.
"Every player here is tough and you need to stay focused and play aggressive to be successful here. It was a great effort by Sybille winning her second match of the day," said San Jose State head coach Chad Skorupka about Gauvain's first win of the season against a nationally-ranked opponent.
"After being down 3-2 in the first set, Sybille won 10 straight games to close out the match."
Earlier in the day, the senior from Frejus, France lost to #27-ranked Felicity Maltby of Texas Tech, 6-0, 6-2.
Now in the consolation side of the bracket, Gauvain will play her third Riviera/ITA All-American Championships singles match on October 4.
Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
Riviera Tennis Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 3, 2017 singles results -- qualifying rounds
#27-Felicity Maltby (Texas Tech) def. #50-Sybille Gauvain (SJSU), 6-0, 6-2
#50-Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) def. #79-Anna Rogers (North Carolina State), 6-3, 6-0