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Defending champ ousted in 2nd round of Head/Tail tournament

New Zealand's Dianne Hollands rallied after losing the first set to bounce No. 2 seed and defending champion Alexis King in the second round of the ITF Head/Tail Activewear Women's $10K pro circuit tournament Thursday at Van Der Meer Tennis Center.

After losing the first set 6-1, Hollands came back to win the next two 6-3 and 6-4 to advance to today's quarterfinals. King was the only seeded player to fall Thursday. Top seed Alexandra Mueller dropped just one game while beating Nika Kukharchuk in straight sets.

A day after upsetting the No. 3 seed, Hilton Head Island's Hayley Carter lost in straight sets to Marina Giral Lores of Venezuela.

In doubles, the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals.

Today's action begins with the singles quarterfinals starting at 9 a.m., with the doubles semifinals to follow.

ITF Head/Tail Activewear Results

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

SINGLES -- SECOND ROUND

Macall Harkins (US) def. Kirsten Flower (US) 6-4, 6-3

Marina Giral Lores (VEN) def. Hayley Carter (US) 6-4, 6-0

Amanda McDowell (US) def. Yolande Leacock (TRI) 3-6, 6-2, 4-2 (ret.)

Dianne Hollands (NZL) def. Alexis King (US) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Alexandra Mueller (US) def. Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) 6-1, 6-0

Angelina Gabueva (RUS) def. Elizabeth Ferris (US) 6-4, 6-3

Bojana Bobusic (AUS) def. Sherry Li (US) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Jan Abaza (US) def. Catherine Harrison (US) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES -- QUARTERFINALS

Macall Harkins (US)/Amanda McDowell (US) def. Brooke Rischbieth (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) 6-2, 6-1

Whitney Jones (US)/Alexandra Mueller (US) def. Nicola Slater (GBR)/Shikha Uberoi (IND) 6-4, 4-6, (10-5)

Megan Falcon (US)/Kirsten Flower (US) def. Leyla Erkan (US)/Carolina Price (US) 6-4, 6-1

Dianne Hollands (NZL)/Ebony Panoho (AUS) def. Alexandra Kiick (US)/Hannah King (US), walkover

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