July 29, 2012
FORT WORTH — TCU senior Federica Denti advanced to the qualifying finals of the 2012 Pro Tennis Classic on Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
Denti knocked off Whitney Ritchie, a junior at Oklahoma, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 as temperatures soared past the century mark. In 2012, Ritchie posted an 8-3 mark at the No. 1 spot for the Sooners and climbed as high as No. 90 in the ITA College Tennis Rankings. Denti posted a 15-6 mark last spring for TCU while playing primarily at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots in the lineup.
“Federica has been here this summer and has been able to work on some things in her game while taking summer school,” TCU coach Dave Borelli said. “It came together for her today and should give her some confidence going into the fall season.”
The Bellano, Italy, native has one match remaining in the qualifying draw. Should she win that match, she will advance to the 32-player main draw that begins Tuesday.