Tennis

No. 2 seed Mueller knocked out of Women's $10K tennis tournament on Hilton Head

Only 3 seeded players remain in USTA Pro Circuit event

sports@islandpacket.comMay 31, 2013 

Hayley Carter of Hilton Head Island hits the ball back to Amanda Rodgers during their match on Thursday afternoon during the Head Women's $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Tournament at Van Der Meer Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island. Carter advanced to the quarterfinals.

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It's dangerous to be a seeded player this week on Hilton Head Island.

Michelle Sammons knocked off second-seeded Alexandra Mueller 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 on Thursday, leaving just three seeded players entering Friday's quarterfinals of the Head/First Federal Women's $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Tournament.

Fourth-seeded Brooke Austin, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 winner over Belinda Woolcock, is the highest seed remaining. She is joined by seventh-seeded Katerina Stewart, a 6-3, 7-5 winner over Taylor Davidson, and eighth-seeded Hiroko Kuwata, a 7-5, 6-3 winner over Samantha Powers.

Hayley Carter, a Smith Stearns Academy senior who signed to play at North Carolina, dispatched American Amanda Rodgers 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.

In the doubles draw, top-seeded Kristy Frilling and Alexandra Mueller, second-seeded Erin Clark and Sonja Molnar and third-seeded Jessica Moore and Belinda Woolcock advanced to the semifinals.

ITF Women's Circuit -- Head/First Federal Women's $10,000

A USTA Pro Circuit event; Thursday's results at Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island

Singles -- Second round

Nelly Ciolkowski (FRA) def. Sydney Campbell (USA) 6-2, 6-2

Hayley Carter (USA) def. Amanda Rodgers (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Brooke Austin (USA) [4] def. Belinda Woolcock (AUS) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) [8] def. Samantha Powers (USA) 7-5, 6-3

Katerina Stewart (USA) [7] def. Taylor L. Davidson (USA) 6-3, 7-5

Yana Koroleva (RUS) def. Jade Lewis (NZL) 6-0, 6-2

Alexis King (USA) def. Veronica M. Corning (USA) 6-3, 6-0

Michelle Sammons (RSA) def. Alexandra Mueller (USA) [2] 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Doubles -- Quarterfinals

Kristy Frilling (USA)/Alexandra Mueller (USA) [1] def. Alexandra Morozova (USA)/Denise Starr (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Jessica Moore (AUS)/Belinda Woolcock (AUS) [3] def. Nicole Robinson (USA)/Katerina Stewart (USA) 6-4, 7-5

Hayley Carter (USA)/Josie Kuhlman (USA) def. Brooke Austin (USA)/Brooke Rischbieth (AUS) 6-7(3), 6-2 [11-9]

Erin Clark (USA)/Sonja Molnar (CAN) [2] def. Sherry Li (USA)/Jainy Scheepens (NED) 6-2, 6-3

Friday's Matches

Singles -- Quarterfinals

Nelly Ciolkowski vs. Hayley Carter

Brooke Austin (4) vs. Hiroko Kuwata (8)

Katerina Stewart (7) vs. Yana Koroleva

Alexis King vs. Michelle Sammons

Doubles -- Semifinals

Frilling/Mueller (1) vs. Moore/Woolcock (3)

Carter/Kuhlman vs. Clark/Molnar (2)

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