Incoming Freshman Finishes Third At Championships



July 24, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue incoming freshman Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum finished third in the USTA National Clay Court Championships girls' 18 doubles tournament over the weekend. Bernard-Feigenbaum and her doubles partner won 6-3, 6-3, in the third place match.

Bernard-Feigenbaum started her run in the doubles round of 64 against and won, 6-4, 6-4. The win advanced the pair to the round of 32. The Purdue freshman and her partner were dominant and won, 6-3, 6-2. Bernard-Feigenbaum's doubles team continued its hot run into the round of 16. There, the duo won 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, the ninth seeded Bernard-Feigenbaum and her partner faced their first seeded opponent as they faced the third best duo. In a back-and-forth match, the No. 9 seeded pair moved on with a 6-3, 6-7 (4), 11-9 victory. In the semifinals, the duo was faced with the No. 2 seed. Despite taking the first set, Bernard-Feigenbaum's doubles team came up short, falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. The No. 2 seeded team was the eventual champion.

Bernard-Feigenbaum was also busy in singles play. The incoming freshman drew the No. 17 overall seed and had a number of impressive wins. She was nearly perfect in round two and the round three qualifier as she had victories of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0, respectively. From there, Bernard-Feigenbaum won four more consecutive singles matches including a 6-1, 6-2 decision and a 6-3, 6-0 victory. The Boilermaker finished her singles tournament with a 6-2 record before falling in the fifth round of the consolation tournament.

Bernard-Feigenbaum will join the Big Ten Tournament Champion Boilermakers in the fall.