By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Ecaterina Vasenina just keeps on going against elite competition.
USF's senior was one of six qualifiers to win in the first round of the main singles draw at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Vasenina defeated NC State's Joelle Kissell, 6-3, 7-5, on Thursday and faces USC's Danielle Lao, the eighth seed, on Friday afternoon.
Vasenina has now won four consecutive matches in college tennis' most prestigious event of the fall.
Vasenina and teammate Loreto Alonso Martinez suffered an 8-4 loss to Wyoming's Simona Synkova and Veronica Popovici in the first round of the main doubles draw on Thursday.