FORT WORTH, Texas (August 3, 2015) – With one round of matches remaining in the qualifying bracket, the USTA today announced the top seeds and those earning berths into the main draw of singles and doubles at the 2015 Holt Jeep $10K Fort Worth Women’s Pro Circuit Event that is held at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the campus of TCU.
Ranked No. 371, Lou Brouleau of France earned the No. 1 seed in the main draw. Brouleau has won two singles titles this year – the $10K Pro Circuit Event at El Kantaoui and the $10K Pro Circuit Event at Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan. In the first round, Brouleau will face No. 693 Nazari Urbina of Mexico in the third match of the day on Tuesday on the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts.
Maria-Fernanda Alves of Brazil and Naomi Totka of Hungary snagged the No. 1 seed in the doubles main draw with a combined ranking of 713. Alves has won three pro circuit doubles title this season, while Totka has picked up two titles of her own.
Totka will also compete in the main draw of singles and earned the No. 2 seed with a 404 ranking. She will face tough competition in the first round, as incoming TCU freshman and No. 814 Marie Norris will be her opening opponent in the second match on Tuesday on the main courts.
Besides Norris, there will be four other current or incoming collegiate players competing in the main draw. Six seed and No. 553 Giuliana Olmos of Mexico holds the highest ranking and recently completed her junior campaign at USC as an All-American. Olmos has picked up three Pro Circuit singles titles this year.
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
Monday August 3 – RESULTS
Singles – Qualifying Third Round
Ulrikke Eikeri (2), Norway def. Brianna Lashway, United States, 6-4, 6-2
Olivia Hauger, United States def. Alexis Thoma, United States, 6-2, 6-3
Mary Closs, United States def. Kennedy Wicker, United States, 6-2, 6-1
Steffi Carruthers (4), Samoa def. Danielle Flores, United States, 6-0, 6-3
Yana Koroleva, Russia def. Melissa Kopinski, United States, 6-3, 6-4
Frances Altick, United States def. Ashley Mackey, United States, 6-3, 6-2
Meghan Kelley, United States def. Alexandra Facey, United States, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Josie Kuhlman, United States def. Emily Ory, United States, 6-0, 6-1
Maegan Manasse (1), United States def. Natasha Micevski, Australia, 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Kratzer, United States def. Tory Parravi, United States, 7-5, 6-2
Veronica Miroshnichenko (6), Russia def. Gabriela Guilarte, Venezuela, 6-1, 6-0
Amy Zhu (7), United States def. Brooke Lashway, United States, 2-0, ret.
Chalena Scholl, United States def. Jessica Wacnik, United States, 6-1, 6-3
Shannon Hudson, United States def. Minying Liang, China, 6-0, 6-1
Erin Carol Stephens, United States def. Kat Facey, United States, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Ines Karmen Vias, United States def. Kelsey Grambeau, United States, 6-1, 6-2
Doubles – Qualifying Round
Brynn Boren and Amy Zhu, United States def. Makenzie Craft and Kelsey Grambeau, United States, 6-4, 6-0
Ulrikke Eikeri, Norway and Akiko Okudo, United States def. Idia Amen and Rachel Janssen, United States, 6-2, 6-2