PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Florida State women’s tennis junior Carla Touly’s All-American tournament came to an end on Sunday with a loss in the backdraw semifinals.
Touly’s tournament started with a loss to 31st ranked Meible Chi of Duke in the first round. Touly lost the first set 6-3 and fell in the second set 6-1.
Entering the backdraw Touly came up with two big wins over top-20 ranked opponents. In the first round, Touly battled to a three-set victory over No. 15 Jada Hart of UCLA. Touly lost the first set 6-2 but came back to take the final two sets 6-3 each. Touly kept fighting in the next round as she took down 18th ranked Kate Fahey of Michigan. Once again she lost the first set 6-1, but just like last time she took the final two sets to move on to the backdraw semifinals.
In the semifinals, Touly met up with Sara Castellano of Wisconsin and could not advance. Touly took the first set 6-3 before losing the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6. Castellano took the final set 6-3 to end Touly’s tournament.
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#31 Meible Chi (Duke) def. #11 Carla Touly (Florida State University) 6-3, 6-1
#11 Carla Touly (Florida State University) def. #15 Jada Hart (UCLA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
#11 Carla Touly (Florida State University) def. #18 Kate Fahey (Michigan) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Sara Castellano (Wisconsin) def. #11 Carla Touly (Florida State University) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3