McBride Enjoys Seven-Match
Winning Streak at Irvine ITF Event
USTA Southern California | March 24, 2019
After a seven-match winning streak at the recent Irvine Level 4 ITF event, 17-year-old Jordyn McBride simply ran out of gas during Adidas Easter Bowl qualifying.
“The past two weeks have been a highlight, for sure,” said McBride of Valencia. “I don’t play a lot of ITFs, but these last two tournaments have been exhausting but so fun.”
McBride opened up Easter Bowl qualifying with a dominating win over Sierra Madre’s Arianna Stavropoulos losing just one game. After a few hours of rest, McBride fell 6-1, 7-6 (5) to No. 16 seeded Margaret Polk, the same player McBride beat 6-0, 6-2 just a few days earlier in the third round at Irvine.
McBride, who won three matches in qualifying before advancing to the main-draw quarterfinals at Irvine, said she will certainly learn from her first ITF 18s experience at the Easter Bowl. ADVERTISEMENT At the end of last year, McBride traveled to Florida to play the Eddie Herr and the Junior Orange Bowl, falling in three sets to the No. 10 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, in the girls’ 16s singles.
McBride is coached by her father Desi and mother Dina at the Paseo Club in Valencia. Dina has won multiple USTA age-group gold balls after her collegiate career at University of San Diego. Dina is the girls’ tennis coach at West Ranch High where Jordyn has helped lead the Wildcats to three straight Foothill League team titles. Jordyn has been the league singles MVP the last two seasons.