Rain in the Charleston, South Carolina area wiped out Tuesday’s scheduled matches at the 2021 ITA Women’s All-American Championships by LTP.
With the chance of additional inclement weather in the forecast, be sure to stay connected to the ITA Women’s All-American Championships by LTP tournament page for updates to the schedule.
As we wait to find out who the eight singles qualifiers into the 32-player main draw will be, let’s take a look at some of the automatic qualifiers, at-large and wild card selections. A reminder that the four All-American singles semifinalists and two doubles finalists earn automatic entry into the 2021 ITA National Fall Championships.
Six of the top 10 players in the preseason rankings highlight the singles field. Abbey Forbes of UCLA is the highest-ranked player, checking in at No. 2. Forbes was the Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year in 2021, and with teammate Jada Hart, named the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year. Forbes posted a 24-3 singles record for the 2020-21 season, including a 21-2 record in dual matches.
Janice Tjen of Pepperdine enters as the No. 3-ranked player in the country. Tjen, who played her freshman year at Oregon, was the 2021 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. She concluded the 2020-21 season with a No. 6 ranking; the highest ever for an Oregon women’s tennis player.
Duke senior Georgia Drummy holds the No. 5 ranking. Drummy had a stellar 2020-21 campaign for the Blue Devils. She recorded a 22-5 overall singles record (18-3 in dual matches) and was 18-7 in doubles. Drummy was an ITA All-American honoree in singles and named second team All-ACC.
Irina Cantos of Ohio State (No. 7), Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of San Diego State (No. 9) and Tatiana Makarova of Texas A&M (No. 10) round out the top-ranked players in the field.
The 32-team doubles field is highlighted by Oklahoma’s top-ranked sister duo, Ivana and Carmen Corley. The Corley sisters finished last season 17-2 in dual match play, including a perfect 6-0 mark against ranked opponents.
Duke’s Chloe Beck and Karolina Berankova, the No. 2-ranked team in the preseason rankings, are also competing in Charleston. Last season, the duo was named ITA Doubles All-Americans for the first time in their careers. In the NCAA Doubles Championship, they reached the Round of 32.
Virginia’s Natasha Subhash and Sofia Munera, who reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 NCAA Doubles Championship, are No. 4 in the preseason rankings.
Esther Adeshina and Daria Kuczer of Tennessee (No. 5), Bronte Murgett and Marta Oliveira of Missouri (No. 7), and Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth of Wake Forest (No. 8) make it six of the Top 10 ranked doubles teams taking part in the ITA All-American Championship.