CLEMSON, S.C. – Junior Marie-Alexandre Leduc opened play at the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. on Wednesday morning with a straight-set win in the first round of singles play. The native of Saguenay, Quebec defeated Stephanie Schrage of Princeton, 6-1, 6-4, in the Round of 64 of the prestigious tournament.
With the win, Leduc, ranked 70th nationally according to the ITA fall preseason poll, now faces Mayar Sherif Ahmed of Pepperdine in the second round of the singles draw on Thursday. Sherif Ahmed is the 13th-ranked player according to the ITA, and is the No. 15 seed in the draw.