UT Players Fall in ATX Quarterfinals

Local University of Texas players faltered in Day 5 of the ATX Open in the singles and doubles quarterfinals.  

In the rain-delayed doubles quarter finals, the second seed team of Erin Routliffe (New Zealand) and Aldila Sutjiad (Indonesia) defeated local favorites Charlotte Chavatipon (USA) and Sabina Zeynalova (Ukrane), 6-2, 2-6, 10-7. Chavatipon and Zeyvalova currently play for the University of Texas and were members of the 2022 NCAA national championship team.  

Katie Volynets (USA) defeated local favorite Peyton Stearns (USA) 7-5, 6-3. Stearns helped the University of Texas win back-to-back NCAA National Championship team titles in 2021 and 2022.

Varvara Gracheva (Russia) defeated fifth seed Sloan Stephens (USA) 7-6, 6-3. Stephens was the 2017 US Open ChampionThe ATX Open is in Austin for its inaugural season.  It is the city’s only professional tour-level tennis tournament, and is one of five women’s-only tour-level tennis tournaments in the country. 

In the singles event, eighth seed Marta Kostyuk (Ukrane) defeated Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany), 7-6, 6-2.  Kostyuk is ranked 52nd in the world.  Her best finish in 2023 was reaching the quarterfinals at Adelaide. 

Fifth seed Danielle Collins (USA) defeated Anna Kalinskaya (Russia) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.  Collins reached the finals of the 2022 Australian Open. 

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