Singles Competition Begins at the Holt Jeep Women's $10K Pro Circuit Event

Singles Competition Begins

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 1, 2015) – The 2015 Holt Jeep $10K Fort Worth Women’s Pro Circuit Event started competition on Saturday with play in the first two rounds of the qualifying draw of the tournament at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the campus of TCU.

Nineteen current or incoming freshmen collegiate players played in today’s competition representing 16 different colleges. Today’s action also showcased twin sisters Kat Facey and Alexandra Facey of the United States, as well as sisters Brittany, Brooke and Briana Lashway and Marisa, Megan and Melanie Richardson

Four of the six ranked players stayed alive in the draw, including the top two seeds: No. 850 Maegan Manasse of the United States and No. 943 Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway.

Manasse, a junior at Cal, was able to take down Nicole Alexandra Breaux of the United States, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round after receiving a bye, while former world No. 209, Eikeri, defeated Brittany Lashway, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 1025 Steffi Carruthers of Samoa easily handled her second round match-up with Susie Witwer of the United States, 6-0, 6-0, while Michigan senior and No. 1089 Amy Zhu of the United States was able to take down Texas A&M junior Rachel May Person of the United States, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 1060 Karina Kristina Vyrlan was the biggest upset of the day for a ranked player, as Notre Dame junior Mary Closs of the United States came back after dropping the first set 6-1 to win the next two sets, 6-4, 6-0, to steal the victory. No. 1218 Caitlin Herb of South Africa also fell in her second round match to Alexandra Facey, 7-5, 6-1.

The Holt Jeep Women’s $10K USTA Pro Circuit event will be held at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the campus of TCU from Aug. 1-9. Qualifying rounds will continue until the morning of Aug. 4 and the main draw begins in the afternoon on Aug. 4. Professional athletes from around the world will be competing for $10,000 in prize money, as well as valuable WTA Tour Ranking points.

By Abby Norman
Tournament Press Aid

Saturday August 1 – RESULTS
Singles – Qualifying First Round
Natasha Micevski, Australia def. Haley Ballinger, United States, 6-0, 6-2
Olivia Hauger, United States def. Isel Martinez Marcos, Spain, 6-0, 6-1
Alexis Thoma, United States def. Brooke Biddle, United States, 6-0, 6-1
Ashley Zi Yin Zhu, Canada def. Dilara Spicer, United States, 6-2, 6-1
Rachel Janssen, United States def. Rosalyn Small, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Chalena Scholl, United States def. Ivana Vlakic, Australia, 6-0, 6-2
Yana Koroleva, Russia def. Akiko Okuda, United States, 6-3, 7-5
Melissa Kopinski, United States def. Marisa Richardson, United States, 6-0, 6-1
Jessica Wacnik, United States def. Jada Robinson, United States, 6-2, 6-2
Ashley Kratzer, United States def. Katelyn Jackson, United States, 6-3, 6-3
Josie Kuhlman, United States def. Caroline Wegner, Germany, 6-2, 6-4
Margo Landmann, South Africa def. Stephanie Luk, United States, 6-2, 6-4
Turner Yates, United States def. Zina Graves, United States, 6-2, 4-0 ret.
Kat Facey, United States def. Taylor Roland, United States, 6-0, 6-2
Samantha Czarniak Rego, Brazil def. Barbora Vykydalova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-4
Erin Carol Stephens, United States def. Camara Davis, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Danielle Flores, United States def. Idia Amen, United States, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Micheline Aubuchon, United States def. Sarah Stadfelt, United States, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
Frances Altick, United States def. Shivika Burman, India, 6-1, 6-0
Kennedy Wicker, United States def. Charity Johns, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Alexa Bortles, United States def. Madison Westby, United States, 7-6(2), 6-4
Gabriela Guilarte, Venezuela def. Carmen Palumbo, United States, 6-0, 6-2
Ines Karmen Vias, United States def. Sofia Alonso, United States, 6-3, 6-0
Brooke Lashway, United States def. Melan Butler, United States, 7-5, 4-4 ret.
Brittany L. Parks, United States def. Charlsie Parks, United States, 6-3, 6-1
Minying Liang, China def. Crystel Butler, United States, 6-0, 6-2

Singles – Qualifying Second Round
Maegan Manasse (1), United States def. Nicole Alexandra Breaux, United States, 6-2, 6-2
Ulrikke Eikeri (2), Norway def. Brittany Lashway, United States, 6-1, 6-2
Amy Zhu (7), United States def. Rachel May Pierson, United States, 6-1, 6-2
Alexandra Facey, United States def. Caitlin Herb (8), South Africa, 7-5, 6-1
Tory Parravi, United States def. Haley Winton, United States, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0
Steffi Carruthers (4), Samoa def. Susie Witwer, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Mary Closs, United States def. Karina Kristina Vyrlan (5), United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-0
Emily Ory, United States def. Megan Richardson, United States, 6-1, 6-2
Kelsey Grambeau, United States def. Kelli Hine, United States, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4