PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Fernanda Contreras of Vanderbilt made a bit of history – and celebrated her birthday – on Sunday at the 2017 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

#RivieraITA CHAMPION! 🏆@Vandywtennis and qualifier Fernanda Contreras is your Women's All-American Champion!

With a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Florida Atlantic’s Aliona Bolsova in the women’s singles final, Contreras became the first player from Vanderbilt to win the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Singles Championship. The junior is also the first unseeded player to claim the #RivieraITA title since 2013, and 10th overall.

Contreras, who advanced out of the qualifying draw, defeated three players ranked in the Top 25 of the Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Division I Women’s National Preseason Singles Rankings. Two of those wins were against the tournament’s No. 4 seed and fifth-ranked Karla Popovic of Cal, and No. 2 seed and second-ranked Gabriela Talaba of Texas Tech.


🏆 DOUBLES CHAMPIONS! 🏆@DukeWTEN Hamlin/McCarthy are your 2017 All-American Doubles Champions!

Duke’s Ellyse Hamiln and Kaitlyn McCarthy squared off with the No. 7 seed out of Texas Tech, Sara Dvorak and Sabrina Federici in the women’s doubles final. Hamiln and McCarthy battled back from a set down to claim the championship 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5).

UCLA’s Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara claimed the consolation doubles title with an 8-4 victory over Georgia’s Morgan Coppac and Elena ChristofiAnastasia Rychagova of Kansas takes home the consolation singles title. She defeated Oklahoma’s Lily Miyazaki in the final 6-2, 7-5.

Singles quarterfinalists, doubles semifinalists and consolation finalists (singles and doubles) from #RivieraITA earned automatic entry into the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which take place November 1-5 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, California.