Jun 182011


Alexandra Hirsch (right) and Lena Litvak won the inaugural ResortQuest Pro Women's Open at Sea Colony doubles tournament Saturday

BETHANY BEACH, Del. — Champions were crowned at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony on Saturday as No. 2 seed Alexandra Hirsch and Lena Litvak of the U.S. defeated No. 1 Maria Fernanda Alves (Brazil) and Angelina Gabueva (Russia) to win the inaugural doubles title.

Hirsch and Litvak overcame a 5-1 deficit in the final tie-break set to win the match 7-5, 3-6 (10-8).

Earlier in the day, Alves and Litvak each advanced to the singles final, which is set for tomorrow at 11 a.m. Alves, the tourney’s No. 1 seed advanced by beating her doubles partner Gabueva in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. She will meet Litvak, the second seed who also won in straight sets, defeating unseeded American Denise Starr (Boca Raton, Fla.) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles tournament final

#2 Alexandra Hirsch (USA) / Lena Litvak (USA) def. #1 Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA) / Angelina Gabueva (RUS) 7-5, 3-6 (10-8)

Singles semifinal

#2 Lena Litvak (USA) def. Denise Starr (USA) 6-1, 6-0

#1 Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA) def. #3 Angelina Gabueva (RUS) 6-4, 7-5

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