Perper, ranked 122nd nationally, commanded the first round of play, notching a solid 7-6(6), 6-2 victory against Patricia Fargas of DePaul. Unfortunately, Perper could not hold onto her first round momentum, dropping her second match to Callie Craig of Utah in a 6-1, 6-4 decision.
Because three consecutive wins were required to advance to the qualifying round, the second-round setback completed Perper's run in the tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action next weekend as they head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Results will be available through hailstate.com, and also through twitter via @mstateWT.
MSU RESULTS AT THE ITA RIVIERA
September 29, 2012 - Pacific Palisades, Cali.
SINGLES - PREQUALIFYING
#122 Alexandra Perper (MSU) def. Patricia Fargas (DePaul) 7-6(6), 6-2
Callie Craig (Utah) def. #122 Perper (MSU) 6-1, 6-4