FORT WORTH, Texas (July 29, 2019) – With the first round of qualifying in the books, the Fort Worth Pro Women’s Tennis Classic looks forward to the beginning of main draw play. The main draw was announced today, with two members of the hometown TCU women’s tennis team making the cut, along with two Top 300 ranked players on the WTA rankings.
Former Texas Tech standout and clay court specialist, Gabriela Talaba, No. 340 in the world, enters play as the No. 1 seed. She is in search of her first ITF tournament victory this season as she also teams up with Chieh-Yu Hsu to form the No. 1 seed in the doubles tournament.
Catherine Harrison, a UCLA product, enters as the No. 2 seeded singles player and the No. 373 ranked player in the world. She will team up with TCU women’s tennis player Kate Paulus in the doubles tournament. Paulus will also participate in singles play, where she will battle Nagi Hanatani, the No. 488 ranked player out of Japan.
Lastly, TCU women’s tennis rising sophomore Ellie Douglas earned her way into the main draw where she will face Ole Miss graduate Arianne Hartono, ranked No. 521 in the world.
In qualifying action, 12 of the 16 seeded players advanced to the second round, headlined by top-seeded Salome Devidze, from Georgia, advancing to the second round. She and the rest of the remaining qualifyers will finish out their round tomorrow morning in an attempt to make it into the main draw later in the day.
Qualifiers have had success at the Fort Worth Pro Women’s Tennis Classic, since the tournament was promoted to an ITF 25k tournament in 2016, a qualifier has moved on to win the main draw singles title in two of three years.
For more information and to follow along on the action throughout the tournament, follow @FWProCircuit on twitter.
By Anthony Brandt
Tournament Press Aid
Monday July 29 – RESULTS
Singles – Qualifying First Round
|advancing player||match score||defeated player|
|Salome DEVIDZE (GEO) ||6-2 6-1||Rachel JANSSEN (USA)|
|Alexis KEBERLE (USA) ||Walkover||Kailey EVANS (USA)|
|Alexandra OSBORNE (AUS) ||6-4 6-2||Liga DEKMEIJERE (LAT)|
|Kylie MCKENZIE (USA)||6-3 7-6(4)||Andie K. DANIELL (USA) |
|Olivia PEET (GBR)||5-7 6-3 [11-9]||Ayaka OKUNO (JPN) |
|Lea MA (USA) ||6-2 7-6(6)||Brynn BOREN (USA)|
|Chanelle VAN NGUYEN (USA) ||3-6 7-5 [10-6]||Jada Myii HART (USA)|
|Lauren PROCTOR (USA) ||6-0 6-0||Malissa VOS (USA)|
|Fernanda CONTRERAS GOMEZ (MEX) ||6-0 6-0||Elyssa DUCRET (USA)|
|Shria ATTURU (USA) ||6-0 6-0||Charity JOHNS (USA)|
|Mccartney KESSLER (USA)||7-5 6-2||Solymar COLLING (USA) |
|Vanessa ONG (USA) ||6-2 6-2||Eugenie Christine NGO GWODOG (CMR)|
|Zoe Gwen SCANDALIS (USA) ||1-6 7-5 [10-2]||Kelley ANDERSON (USA)|
|Katya TOWNSEND (USA) ||6-3 4-6 [10-6]||Isabella ROBBIANI (PAR)|
|Victoria EMMA (USA) ||6-1 6-1||Sumvruta IYENGAR (USA)|
|Jacqueline PAYNE (USA)||6-1 6-3||Madison FRAHN (AUS) |