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Carter upsets No. 3 seed at Van Der Meer tournament

Hilton Head Island's Hayley Carter notched the biggest upset so far at the ITF Head/Tail Activewear Women's $10K, knocking off third-seeded Megan Falcon in straight sets Wednesday at Van Der Meer Tennis Center.

Falcon was the first seeded player to fall in the singles draw, losing 6-4, 6-4 to the 16-year-old Carter, who advances to face unseeded Marina Giral Lores of Venezuela in the second round during today's first wave of matches at 9 a.m.

Top-seeded Alexandra Mueller and No. 2 seed and defending champion Alexis King also advanced in straight sets. Both will be in action in today's second wave of matches.

ITF Head/Tail Activewear Results

Wednesday, at Hilton Head Island; ITF Women's Circuit


Hayley Carter (US) def. Megan Falcon (US) 6-4, 6-4

Amanda McDowell (US) def. Chanelle Van Nguyen (US) 6-0, 6-3

Kirsten Flower (US) def. Kaitlin Ray (US) 6-3, 6-2

Marina Giral Lores (VEN) def. Alexandra Kiick (US) 6-3, 6-3

Jan Abaza (US) def. Nicola Slater (GBR) 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-0

Angelina Gabueva (RUS) def. Hannah King (US) 6-3, 6-3

Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) def. Caroline Price (US) 6-3, 6-3

Elizabeth Ferris (US) def. Malika Rose (US) 6-2, 6-0

Alexandra Mueller (US) def. Indire Akiki (CRO) 6-4, 6-1

Bojana Bobusic (AUS) def. Martina Frantova (SVK) 6-0, 6-0

Sherry Li (US) def. Di Zhao (CHN) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Dianne Hollands (NZL) def. Katie Ruckert (US) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Alexis King (US) def. Maho Kowase (JPN) 6-3, 6-0

Catherine Harrison (US) def. Whitney Jones (US) 6-3, 6-2


Macall Harkins (US)/Amanda McDowell (US) def. Patricia Cortes (BOL)/Marina Giral Lores (VEN) 6-4, 6-2

Brooke Rischbieth (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) def. Emily J. Harman (US)/Madeleine Kobelt (US) 2-6, 6-3, (10-7)