Main draw underway at Women's $10,000 tournament on Hilton Head Island

sports@islandpacket.comOctober 2, 2013 

Jade Lewis had a coming-of-age of sorts at the last pro tennis event on Hilton Head Island.

The 14-year-old Van Der Meer Academy freshman -- daughter of Van Der Meer instructor, former ATP Tour player and New Zealand Davis Cup standout David Lewis -- won her first pro matches in the Head Women's $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Tournament in May after qualifying as a wild card.

She eventually lost to Clemson's Yana Koroleva, who would go on to win the tournament.

That could bode well for 15-year-old Raveena Kingsley. Kingsley knocked off Lewis 7-6 (6), 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the ITF Van Der Meer Shipyard Women's $10,000 tournament.

KIngsley had quite a summer, winning USTA events in Maryland and New Jersey and reaching the Girls 16 semifinals of the USTA G18-16 National Championships in San Diego.

Ranked 456th and 7-6 this year in ITF singles competition, Kingsley advances to play Thursday against second-seeded Ciara Scholl, a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 winner over Emily Harman on Tuesday.

Ellie Halbauer pulled off the day's only upset, knocking off sixth-seeded Julian O'Neill 7-5, 6-4.

ITF Van Der Meer Shipyard Women's $10,000 tournament

Tuesday, at Van Der Meer Shipyard, Hilton Head Island; Surface: Clay-Outdoor

Singles -- Qualifying, Final Round

Kristina Mathis def. (1) Khristina Blajkevitch 2-6, 7-5, 7-5

Kate Turvy def. Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-2

Madison Bourguignon def. Yvonne Hubler 6-0, 6-2

Kristin Wiley def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova 6-2, 6-2

Brianna Lashway def. Jessie Lynn Paul 6-2, 6-1

Alexa Graham def. Kristi Boxx 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Sofia Kenin def. Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 6-4

Alexandra Morozova def. Terri Fleming 6-4, 6-4

Singles -- First Round

Petra Januskova def. Martina Frantova 6-4, 5-2 Ret.

Ellie Halbauer def. (6) Jillian O'Neill 7-5, 6-4

Francesca Fusinato def. Emma Hayman 6-3, 6-3

(8) Yelena Nemchen def. Anne-liz Jeukeng 6-4, 6-4

Maddie Pothoff def. Erin Clark 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Raveena Kingsley def. Jade Lewis 7-6 (6), 6-4

(2) Chiara Scholl def. Emily J. Harman 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles -- First Round

(4) Alexandra Mueller/Jillian O'Neill def. Veronica M. Corning/Casey Robinson 6-2, 6-1

Amanda Rebol/Epiphany B. Turner def. Mercedes Hammond/Brandy Mina 2-6, 7-5, 11-9

Emma Hayman/Michelle Sammons def. Anna Kate Anderson/Yelena Nemchen 6-0, 6-2

Sofia Kenin/Raveena Kingsley def. Angela Haynes/Trelsie Sadler 5-7, 6-0, 12-10

(2) Kristi Boxx/Abigail Guthrie def. Anne-liz Jeukeng/Jessica Lawrence 6-1, 6-4

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