NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado kicked off the renowned ITA National Fall Championship in convincing fashion.
The junior was matched up against Berta Bonardi of Western Florida. Last season, Bonardi was the top ranked Division II women's competitor by ITA. Diaz-Delgado battled in her opening match before ousting Bonardi 7-6(2), 6-2.
The Almeria, Spain native will challenge Elysia Bolton of UCLA in her next match. Bolton was ranked sixteenth in the ITA preseason ranking and defeated Lea Ma from Georgia 6-2, 6-2 in her opening match.
The ITA National Fall Championships is the only event on the collegiate tennis calendar to feature competitors from all five divisions playing in the same tournament as the ITA Cup champions from each of NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College are in the field. Fans are encouraged to follow the action surrounding the tournament HERE
Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado [Singles Flight] 1-0
Round of 64 – Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado def Berta Bonardi (WESTERN FLORIDA) 6-4, 6-2