Soli will begin competing at ITA All-American Championships on Saturday.
Liberty Lady Flames tennis senior Kalani Soli will compete at the 2019 ITA Women's All-American Championships, this weekend. Starting Saturday, the tournament will be played at Tulsa's LaFortune Tennis Center and Michael D. Case Tennis Center and run through Oct. 13.
Soli will be the Lady Flames' lone player at the prestigious tournament, which features nine of the top 10 singles players in the country. The senior is the first Liberty singles player in program history to participate in this event. Players must meet specific criteria in order to be invited to the event.
Soli competed at the ITA Women's All-American Championships last year in Malibu, Calif., in doubles, alongside partner Rebekah Anderson.
Event/Days/Location: 2019 ITA Women's All-American Championships | Oct. 5-13 | Tulsa's LaFortune Tennis Center and Michael D. Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Okla.
Liberty Flames Players Participating: Kalani Soli
Player Field Tournament Central Page
Schedule Oct. 5-6 – Pre-qualifying (Draws) Oct. 7-8 – Qualifying Oct. 9-13 – Main Draw
Results: Results will be posted on LibertyFlames.com/womenstennis at the conclusion of each day.
Tournament Breakdown: Soli will be competing against several of the nation's best players for the second straight weekend after going toe-to-toe with elite competition, last weekend at the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, Calif. The Liberty senior faced three ranked opponents at that event. She earned a signature straight-sets victory (7-5, 6-2) over No. 20 Asuka Kawai of Illinois at the tournament and finished with a 2-2 mark.
Soli will play in pre-qualifying on Saturday (up to two matches) and Sunday (one match). If she claims three straight victories, she will move on to the next round of qualifying on Monday and Tuesday.
Last spring, Soli posted a 24-5 singles mark and earned ASUN All-Conference first team and VaSID All-State first team honors.
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