Oct. 2, 2013
WESTWOOD, Calif. - Junior Daneika Borthwick posted a 1-1 record in singles in the qualifying draw of the Riviera/ITA-All-American Championships held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The No.46-ranked Borthwick endured a pair of three-set matches on Tuesday against two ranked opponents.
In the first round, the Cumbria, England native outlasted (No.66) Stephanie Pham of Utah, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in order to advance into the second round. With little rest between battles, Borthwick was then eliminated by (No.43) Yang Pang of Arkansas 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
"Back-to-back matches are always tough," Borthwick said, "Especially in such a high level tournament where all matches can be really tight and long. I thought I performed well and definitely saw some improvements in my game already this semester."
Borthwick played five singles matches in five days, posting a 3-2 record overall. Prior to her matches in California, Borthwick competed in the Furman Fall Classic where she reached the finals of flight one behind a pair of victories.
In addition to singles play, Borthwick teamed up with Kerrie Cartwright to play in flight one doubles, where the duo opened the season with an upset of the 16th-ranked pair of Mary Ann Daines and Erin Routliffe.
"I've been working hard with my coaches on my game and mentality," Borthwick said. "I think it's a great starting point. I'm happy with the way the fall has begun and hopefully I can get some more good results at our upcoming tournaments."
The Seminoles will head to Gainesville, Fla. for the Bedford Cup on Oct. 11-13. For more on FSU women's tennis visit Facebook and Twitter.