Top seed Taylor Townsend was able to survive the upset bug in her opening match in the singles main draw of the Sumter Pink Open on Wednesday at Palmetto Tennis Center. The two seeds right behind were not so lucky.
A day after two of the top six …
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Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic defeated Chanel Simmonds 6-1, 6-0.
Marcela Zacarias defeated Sesil Karatantcheva (3) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3,
Anna Tatishvili defeated Tara Moore 7-6(1), 6-4.
Maria Sanchez (8) defeated Nicole Coopersmith 6-3, 6-2.
Francesca Di Lorenzo defeated Danielle Rose Collins (2) 5-7, 6-4, 6- 1,
Ulrikke Eikeri (7) defeated Robin Anderson 6-2, 6-2.
Julia Elbaba defeated Ida Jarlskog 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Victoria Flores defeated Chieh-Yu Hsu 2-6, 7-5, 4-0, retired.
Taylor Townsend (1) defeated Caty McNally 6-3, 6-0.
Jessica Pegula defeated Emily Appleton 6-2, 6-4.
Laura Pigossi defeated Nathaly Kurata 6-1, 6-4.
Montserrat Gonzalez defeated Erin Routliffe 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
Kerrie Cartwright/Kariann Pierre-Louis defeated Amra Sadikovic/Maria Sanchez (2) walkover.
Alexandra Mueller/Caitlin Whoriskey (1) defeated Ulrikke Eiker/Marcela Zacarias 7-6(4), 6-2.
Victoria Rodriguez/Chanel Simmonds (3) defeated Salome Devidze/Anna Tatishvili 6-3, 6-4.
Rasheeda McAdoo/Jada Robinson defeated Jovana Jaksic/Ronit Yurovsky (4) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.
WS – Ulrikke Eikeri (7) vs. Julia Elbaba, followed by
WS – Jessica Pegula vs. Maria Sanchez (8), followed by
WS – Taylor Townsend (1) vs. Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic, not before 1 p.m.
WD – Sofia Sewing/Kennedy Shaffer vs. Rasheeda McAdoo/Jada Robinson, not before 2:30 p.m.
WS – Anna Tatishvili vs. Francesca Di Lorenzo, followed by
WS – Laura Pigossi vs. Marta Paigina, followed by
WS – Marcela Zacarias vs. Montserrat Gonzalez, not before 1 p.m.
WD – Alexandra Mueller/Caitlin Whoriskey (1) vs. Ingrid Gamarra Martins/Laura Pigossi, not before 2:30 p.m.
WS – Victoria Flores vs. Victoria Rodriguez (4), followed by
WS – Jovana Jaksic vs. Mccartney Kessler, followed by
WD – Victoria Rodriguez/Chanel Simmonds (3) vs. Daneika Borthwick/Tara Moore, not before 1 p.m.
WD – Jessica Pegula/Taylor Townsend vs. Kerrie Cartwright/Kariann Pierre-Louis, not before 6:30 p.m.
A day after two of the top six seeds in the $25,000 USTA Women's Pro Circuit event, No. 2 seed Danielle Rose Collins and third-seeded Sesil Karatancheva were eliminated as well.
Francesca Di Lorenzo, the runner-up in the Palmetto Pro Open earlier this year, advanced after upsetting Collins 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. Qualifier Marcela Zacarias rallied to upset Karatantcheva 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Townsend advanced to the second round as she defeated Caty McNally 6-3, 6-0.
The other two seeded players who played on Wednesday advanced. Eighth-seeded Maria Sanchez topped Nicole Coopersmith 6-3, 6-2 and seventh-seeded Ulrikke Eikeri swept Robin Anderson 6-2, 6-2.
Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic cruised into the second round with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chanel Simmonds; Anna Tatishvili topped Tara Moore 7-6(1), 6-4; Victoria Flores was a 2-6, 7-5, 4-0, retired winner over Chieh-Yu Hsu; and Julia Elbaba topped Ida Jarlskog 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Jessica Pegula got past Emily Appleton 6-2, 6-4 in a battle of qualifiers; Laura Pigossi took down Nathaly Kurata 6-1, 6-4; and Montserrat Gonzalez advanced over Erin Routliffe 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
There will be eight second-round matches today with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals in the 32-player field.
In doubles action, four more teams found their way into the quarterfinals.
The No. 1 team of Alexandra Mueller and Caitlin Whoriskey defeated Eikeri and Zacarias 7-6(4), 6-2; the No. 3 team of Victoria Rodriguez and Simmonds defeated Salome Devidze and Tatishvili 6-3, 6-4; Rasheeda McAdoo and Jada Robinson teamed up to defeat the No. 4 team of Jovana Jaksic and Ronit Yurovsky 5-7, 6-4, 10-8; and Kerrie Cartwright and Kariann Pierre-Louis were winners via walkover against the No. 2 team of Amra Sadikovic and Maria Sanchez.
There will be four doubles matches. The feature match on Court 1 will be a doubles match beginning at 6:30 p.m. between the team of Pegula and Townsend and the team of Cartwright and Pierre-Louis.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday.
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