Feb. 2, 2001
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - Washington State's Erica Perkins won in the first round of consolation play in the women's singles at the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, Friday. Perkins upset No. 34th -ranked Lindsay Dawaf of Florida 6-4, 6-4.
The tournament is the third leg of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Grand Slam and is being hosted by Southern Methodist University at the Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas.
Perkins, currently No. 51 in the WingspanBank.com national singles rankings, lost to 13th-ranked Kathy Sell of Duke, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round Thursday, moving her into the consolation bracket.
Perkins will take on Virginia Commonwealth University's 12th-ranked Martina Nedelkova in the second round of consolation play Saturday.
The Rolex National Intercollegiates feature a 32-player singles field and a 16-team doubles field for men and women, including qualifiers from ITA Regional Championships held across the country during the fall, the Rolex National Small College champions, the winners of the first two legs of the 2000-01 ITA Grand Slam (the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court and All-American Championships) and at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee.
Complete tournament information is available at www.ITAtennis.com.