Top seeds move on at Van Der Meer

sports@islandpacket.comMay 29, 2014 

The top two seeds at the USTA Pro Series ITF Head/First Federal Women's $10,000 tournament advanced to the second round on Wednesday, but Nos. 3 and 4 weren't so lucky.

Top-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium dispatched American Kristina Smith 6-3, 7-5, while second-seeded Sonja Molnar rolled over fellow Canadian Petra Januskova, 6-0, 6-1.

Third-seeded Brooke Austin fell to Anamika Bhargava 6-1, 7-5, and No. 4 seed Liudmila Vasilyeva lost 7-5, 6-4 to Ema Burgic.

Alexis King, the 2010 singles champion in this event, fell to Lynn Kiro in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Smith Stearns product and Hilton Head Island resident Nadja Gilchrist stayed alive, downing Ukrainian Kateryna Yergina 7-6(4), 6-1.

Play continues at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center. The event is free and open to the public.

USTA PRO SERIES ITF HEAD/FIRST FEDERAL WOMEN'S $10,000

Wednesday at Van Der Meer Tennis Center

Singles

Elise MERTENS (BEL) [1] def. Kristina N SMITH (USA) 6-3, 7-5

Jan ABAZA (USA) [5] def. Josie KUHLMAN (USA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Steffi CARRUTHERS (SAM) def. Lauren ALBANESE (USA) [6] 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Rianna VALDES (USA) def. Karina Kristina VYRLAN (USA) 6-2, 6-2

Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. Jacqueline PELLETIER (USA) 6-2, 6-3

Lynn KIRO (RSA) def. Alexis KING (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Caroline DOLEHIDE (USA) def. Tristen Z. DEWAR (USA) 6-0, 6-2

Terri FLEMING (USA) def. Angelina GABUEVA (RUS) [8] 6-2, 6-3

Emma Christine HIGUCHI (USA) def. Chloe Michele OUELLET-PIZER (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Anamika BHARGAVA (USA) def. Brooke AUSTIN (USA) [3] 6-1, 7-5

Ema BURGIC (BIH) def. Liudmila VASILYEVA (RUS) [4] 7-5, 6-4

Nadja GILCHRIST (USA) def. Kateryna YERGINA (UKR) 7-6(4), 6-1

Elizaveta IANCHUK (UKR) def. Jade LEWIS (NZL) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Sonja MOLNAR (CAN) [2] def. Petra JANUSKOVA (CAN) 6-0, 6-1

Caitlin WHORISKEY (USA) [7] def. Jessica LAWRENCE (USA) 6-1, 6-1

Anne-Liz JEUKENG (USA) def. Macall HARKINS (USA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

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