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Carleton ousted in 1st round

 

19th-seeded Jackie Carleton was the sole member of the women’s team to qualify for the ITA/Riviera All-American Tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif., but she lost her opening match against Stanford’s Theresa Logar 6-4, 6-4 Thursday. The junior’s hopes of success in the main consolation draw were dashed the next day by 22nd-ranked Ramona But of Maryland, who defeated the Jenkintown, Pa., native 7-5, 6-3.

Head coach Jamie Ashworth was not wholly distressed by the play of the UCLA transfer and remained confident that, in time, Carleton’s play would improve.

“Jackie didn’t play great,” Ashworth said. “She definitely could have played better. The last tournament she played in was the NCAA’s in May. She still needs match play. She’s practicing well, but she just needs to work on execution in pressure situations.”

Ashworth was pleased with his team’s play, especially in the qualifying rounds.

“If you look at the tournament as a whole, we won more matches this year. We just didn’t have an individual go as far as we have in the past. I think that shows we have more depth. We had players who play towards the bottom of our lineup winning three, four matches in pre-qualifying.”

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