Colorado's Nuria Ormeño Ruiz was eliminated on Friday from the Back Draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. She fell in the Round of 32 yesterday to North Carolina's Sara Daavettila.
On Friday Ormeño Ruiz fell 6-4, 6-0 to the No. 2-ranked player in the country, Pepperdine's Luisa Stefani. Ormeño Ruiz led 4-3 in the first set, but could not hold her momentum. She trailed a break early in the first set before gaining that break back to get to 4-3.
Ormeño Ruiz and her Buffaloes teammates will wrap up the season next weekend at the ITA Mountain Regional with an opportunity to qualify for the National Indoors Championships. Last season, Ormeño Ruiz became the first CU player to win the regional singles tournament and advance to nationals. The year before Kyra Wojcik and Julyette Steur became the first doubles pair to win the regional doubles title and advance.
Chris Schmaedeke: 303-473-1303, firstname.lastname@example.org