Lohan Drops Opener at USTA/ITA National Indoors
FLUSHING, N.Y. – Sinead Lohan of the University of Miami women’s tennis team came up short Thursday morning in the first round of the singles main draw at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.
Ranked fifth nationally and seeded seventh in the tournament, Lohan fell to No. 39 Viktoriya Lushkova of Oklahoma State, 4-6, 4-6, in a matchup of two-time ITA All-Americans at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
For Lohan, the defeat snapped her six-match winning streak and moved her to 8-2 in singles matches this fall. Additionally, it marked just the fifth time the junior, who possesses an 86-16 career singles record, has been topped by a player ranked lower than her.
Lohan, who hails from Waterford, Ireland, will continue play Friday at 1 p.m., when she takes on Columbia’s Rima Asatrian in opening round back draw action. Lohan defeated Asatrian, 6-0, 6-3, in the spring of 2016 at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
All information on the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships can be found on the official event page HERE. Live stats for the tournament are available HERE, while FloTennis will have premium live video streaming HERE.
Singles Main Draw – First Round
No. 39 Viktoriya Lushkova (OS) def. No. 5  Sinead Lohan (UM), 6-4, 6-4
Singles Back Draw – First Round
1 p.m.: No. 5  Sinead Lohan (UM) vs. Rima Asatrian (CU)