2 of top 5 seeds eliminated at Shipyard Cup

A pair of qualifiers got big wins on Wednesday in The Shipyard Cup at the Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island.

The women's $10,000 ITF Pro Series event was in its second day of main draw play.

Qualifier Melissa Kopinski dropped third-seeded Lauren Herring, 6-3, 6-2, in the day's biggest upset.

Fellow qualifier Alexa Bortles knocked off No. 5 seed Anna Brogan 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-4.

Top-seeded Alexa Graham, ranked 536th in the world, defeated wild-card entrant Jaquelline Pelletier of Hilton Head, 6-1, 6-0.

The 17-year-old Graham, who reached the second round in last year's event, has reached the final in two ITF $10,000 tournaments this year.

Graham will face qualifier Aline Berkenbock, a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 winner over Katelyn Stokes, in the day's second match Thursday on Court 7.

Play starts at 10 a.m. Admission is free, and the tournament is open to the public.

The Shipyard Cup

A women's $10,000 ITF Pro Series event

Wednesday at Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club.


Melissa KOPINSKI (USA) def. Lauren HERRING (USA) [3] 6-3, 6-2

Caroline PRICE (USA) def. Chalena SCHOLL (USA) 7-5, 6-3

Laetitia SARRAZIN (FRA) (4) def. Mara SCHMIDT (USA) 7-6(0), 6-4

Martina FRANTOVA (SVK) def. Elixane LECHEMIA (FRA) 6-0, 7-6(5)

Alexa BORTLES (USA) def. Anna BROGAN (GBR) [5] 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-4

Ulrikke EIKERI (NOR) (2) def. Nika KUKHARCHUK (RUS) 6-0, 6-2

Raveena KINGSLEY (USA) [6] def. Natsuho ARAKAWA (JPN) 6-2, 6-0

Alexa GRAHAM (USA) [1] def. Jacqueline PELLETIER (USA) 6-1, 6-0

Aline BERKENBROCK (BRA) def. Katelyn STOKES (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Linn TIMMERMANN (GER) def. Alyvia JONES (USA) 6-1, 6-1

Angelina ZHURAVLEVA (RUS) (8) def. Eva RASZKIEWICZ (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Alexandra VALENSTEIN (USA) def. Jade LEWIS (NZL) 7-5, 6-3

Makenna JONES (USA) def. Anastasia Evgenyevna NEFEDOVA (RUS) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2


Ayan BROOMFIELD (CAN)/Nicole COOPERSMITH (USA) def. Katherine WHITE (GBR) / Olga ZAVAROTNAYA (BLR) 6-4, 7-5

Sophie CHANG (USA) / Ulrikke EIKERI (NOR) (1) def. Erin CLARK (USA)/Shannon COX (RSA) 6-3, 6-2

Natalie PLUSKOTA (USA) / Caroline PRICE (USA) def. Martina FRANTOVA (SVK) / Alexandra PERPER (MDA) 3-6, 6-4 [10-7]

Melissa KOPINSKI (USA) / Mara SCHMIDT (USA) def. Anna BROGAN (GBR) [3] / Maureen DRAKE (CAN) 6-3, 6-4

Aline BERKENBROCK (BRA) / Rebeca PEREIRA (BRA) def. Sophie CLOESSNER (GER) / Nicolin LUECKE (GER) 4-6, 6-1 (10-8)