Jun 112012

The field of 32 competitors is set for the singles main draw of the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, as the qualifying rounds culminated Monday at the Sea Colony Tennis Center in Bethany Beach.

Ukrainian Mariya Slupska advanced to the main draw of the ResortQuest Pro Women's Open at Sea Colony by winning the day's only three-set match.Eight pros earned their way into the main draw, which begins Tuesday, June 11, at 9 a.m. Of the eight matches Monday, only one went beyond straight sets – a grueling three-set battle won by Ukrainian Mariya Slupska over American Joelle Kissell, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.

Another Ukrainian, Olena Leonchuk, was the only competitor to win three matches in the qualifying round to advance. After six and a half hours of play Sunday, Leonchuk was able to win in relatively easy fashion, defeating American Rachel Horton by the score of 6-1, 6-2 in just under and hour and a half.

The singles main draw features competitors representing eight countries on four continents. Eight singles matches take place Tuesday morning, with the remaining eight first-round matches to be held Wednesday.

Doubles qualifying was held Monday afternoon, as the tandems of Mingxiu Du and Dhanielly Quevedo and Ashley Murdock and Mariya Slupska advanced to the main draw set to begin Tuesday.

Singles qualifying draw results:

  • Natasha Prokhnevska (USA) def. Ammu Mandalap (USA) 6-1, 6-0
  • Vojislava Lukic (SRB) def. Julia Browne (USA) 6-0, 6-3
  • Rachel May Pierson (USA) def. Steffanie Kukas (AUS) 6-3, 6-1
  • Elizabeth Bagley (USA) def. Courtney Colton (USA) 6-2, 6-3
  • Jillian Rooney (USA) def. Ariana Rodriguez (USA) 6-3, 6-2
  • Olena Leonchuk (UKR) def. Rachel Horton (USA) 6-1, 6-2
  • Mingxiu Du (CHN) def. Lauren McCarthy (USA) 6-3, 6-1
  • Mariya Slupska (UKR) def. Joelle Kissell (USA) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles qualifying draw results:

  • Mingxiu Du (CHN)/Dhanielly Quevedo (VEN) def. Lizeth Ramirez (COL)/Elizabeth Vlachakis (USA) 6-0, 6-3
  • Ashley Murdock (USA)/Mariya Slupska (UKR) def. Elizabeth Begley (USA)/Olena Leonchuk (UKR) 6-4, 6-4

Follow the action of the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony at SeaColonyTennis.net/pwo or follow on Twitter @seacolonytennis or by using the hashtag #ProSC

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