Breaunna Addison became a three-time All-American when she defeated Clemson’s Joana Eidukonyte 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the NCAA women’s singles draw tennis championship in Tulsa, Okla. on Thursday.
The win made Addison the fifth Longhorn to earn three or more ITA All-America honors in singles competition. She’s the first to accomplish that feat since Kelly Pace did so from 1993-95.
The tenth-ranked Longhorn had little trouble with No. 26 Eidukonyte. She’ll face stiffer competition in the round of 16 as she takes on third-seeded Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State on Friday.
As a freshman, Addison became just the third Longhorn to reach the semifinals of the singles draw of the NCAA Championships.
Later in the day Addison teamed up with Dani Wagland for doubles draw competition. The duo won in straight sets over Southern Cal’s Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith.
The Longhorns took the first set 6-4 and closed out the match with a dominating 6-1 win. They’ll face Arizona State’s Alexandra Osborne and Ebony Panoho in the second round of action. Osborne and Panoho won their first round match with Dartmouth’s Kristina Mathis and Taylor Ng, 6-3, 6-4.
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