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

Singles Competition Continues

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 2, 2015) – Day two of qualifying in singles action continued at the 2015 Holt Jeep $10K Fort Worth Women’s Pro Circuit Event on Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the campus of TCU.

Only two ranked players saw action on Sunday, with No. 1084 Veronica Miroshnichenko of Russia defeating Margo Landmann of South Africa, 6-1, 6-2 to move into the third round. The lone ranked player left to compete, No. 1008 Madeleine Kobelt of the United States, was upset by Jessica Wacnik of the United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Eighteen current or incoming collegiate athletes competed on Sunday from 14 different colleges. Florida sophomore and NCAA singles semifinalist Jose Kuhlman had to come back from a loss in the first set to Alexa Bortles of the United States for 6-1, 6-3 victories in the final two sets.

Meghan Kelley won the battle of incoming freshmen against Turner Yates. Kelley, who will play at Virginia in the fall, took out future Missouri player Yates, 6-2, 6-0.

Frances Altick, who won the 2015 NCAA Team Championship with Vanderbilt, had an easy road to the third round with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Taylor Gruber.

Twenty-five of the 32 remaining players hail from the United States, with the other players hailing from Norway, Russia, Samoa, Australia, Venezuela and China. Third round action will begin at 9 a.m., on the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts, with the final round of qualifying on Tuesday with the eight winners moving into the main draw bracket.

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

Sunday August 2 – RESULTS
Singles – Qualifying Second Round
Kat Facey, United States def. Samantha Czarniak Rego, Brazil, 6-4, 6-0
Minying Liang, China def. Morgan Barnhill, United States, 7-6(1), 6-2
Shannon Hudson, United States def. Brittany L. Parks, United States, 6-0, 6-1
Brooke Lashway, United States def. Christiana McDonald, United States, 6-3, 6-1
Ines Karmen Vias, United States def. Makenzie Craft, United States, 6-3, 6-3
Gabriela Guilarte, Venezuela def. Melanie Richardson, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Josie Kuhlman, United States def. Alexa Bortles, United States, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Meghan Kelley, United States def. Turner Yates, United States, 6-2, 6-0
Kennedy Wicker, United States def. Waka Kirihata, Japan, 6-2, 6-3
Frances Altick, United States def. Taylor Gruber, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Mackey, United States def. Micheline Aubuchon, United States, 6-2, 7-5
Danielle Flores, United States def. Iesha Holton, United States, 6-3, 6-1
Melissa Kopinski, United States def. Rachel Janssen, United States, 7-6(5), 6-1
Veronica Miroshnichenko (6), Russia def. Margo Landmann, South Africa, 6-1, 6-2
Ashley Kratzer, United States def. Audrey Marquard, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Erin Carol Stephens, United States def. Ceijenia Cornelius, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Jessica Wacnik, United States def. Madeleine Kobelt (3), United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Yana Koroleva, Russia def. Tristen Z. Dewar, United States, w/o
Chalena Scholl, United States def. Alexis Pereira, United States, 6-0, 6-0
Brianna Lashway, United States def. Ashley Zi Yin Zhu, Canada, 6-4, 6-4
Alexis Thoma, United States def. Janie Nowland, United States, 6-3, 6-3
Olivia Hauger, United States def. Rhiann Newborn, United States, 6-3, 6-2
Natasha Micevski, Australia def. Brittney Covington, United States, 6-0, 6-4