Rice Sisters Competing at ITA Natonal Summer Championships
Sisters and Arkansas Razorbacks Tatum and Thea Rice are competing at the 2019 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships being hosted on the campus of TCU.
The duo is competing as part of the singles draw as well as a team in the doubles draw having won their openers in singles play. Thea topped Lynne Li 6-1, 6-1 to advance in short order to advance on Friday but was dropped by Riley McQuaid 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. Tatum rolled into the Round of 32 with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Addison Miller on Friday then knocked off Annette Goulak in dramatic fashion 6-2, 3-6, 11-9 on Saturday to move into the third round. Tatum trailed 7-3 in the 10-point tiebreak before rallying to win 11-9.
As a doubles team, the Rice sisters moved into the Round of 16 with an 8-6 victory over Di Laura and Dunlap. The Rice duo will face off against Ruffin and Daugherty on Sunday afternoon at TCU.