Oct. 8, 2009
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -
Sophomore Kristy Frilling opened Notre Dame's fall schedule in grand fashion, knocking off Duke's 13th-ranked Reka Zsilinska Thursday in the first round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship.
Frilling, the 20th-ranked singles player in ITA preseason poll, cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set, before battling to a 7-5 loss in the second set. The Sidney, Ohio native rallied to win the third set 6-3 and advance to the second round.
Frilling will take on Georgia Tech's No. 8 Irina Falconi in the second round Friday at 11 a.m. (PT).
Frilling teamed up with senior Kali Krisik, the country's 15th-ranked doubles duo, for the first round of the doubles championship. The Irish tandem lost to seventh-ranked Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whorisky, of Tennessee, 8-2.
Frilling and Krisik will face Virginia's 20th-ranked Emily Fraser and Jennifer Stevens Friday at 9 a.m.
Complete results will be available at www.und.com following the completion of both matches.
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Results
Singles (First Round)
#20 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #13 Reka Zsilinska (Duke) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
Doubles (First Round)
#7 Pluskota/Whorisky (UT) def. #15 Frilling/Krisik (ND) 8-2