Sept. 12, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buckeye sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo made two trips to New York during the US Open, competing in the US Open qualifying draw and the American Collegiate Invitational. Both tournaments were held at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing.
In the American Collegiate Invitational, which featured eight of the top Americans in collegiate tennis in 2015-16, Di Lorenzo was the No. 1 seed. In the first round she dropped a 6-4, 6-4, decision to Ronit Yurovsky, a senior at Michigan last season.
Di Lorenzo received a wild card into the US Open qualifiying draw. The Buckeye took on Kristie Ahn in the first round and claimed the first set, 6-1. Ahn, who is ranked No. 222, then tied the match with a 6-3 victory in the second set and clinched the victory with a 6-4 third-set win.
Di Lorenzo is currently ranked No. 376 in singles and a career-high 594 in doubles in the WTA rankings. She reached a personal-best No. 347 in singles over the summer.