The top singles seeds in the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Delaware, marched on Thursday, earning their spots in the second annual tournament’s quarterfinal round, which begins Friday at 9 a.m.
Alexis King (USA) and Anastasia Kharchenko (UKR), the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, each won their matches in straight sets, while No. 3 Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) advanced after her slated opponent Molly King (USA) withdrew from the tourney.
Fourth-seeded Jacqueline Cako (USA) had a slightly more difficult path to the quarters, having to overcome a 5-7 first set loss to win two sets in a row, 6-4, 6-1, over Ukrainian Olena Leonchuk.
Also advancing to the quarter finals were Katrine Isabel Steffensen (USA), making her return to the event’s round of eight, as well as Mariya Slupska (UKR), Vojislava Lukoc (SRB) and Sanaz Marand (USA).
The top doubles seeds also advanced Thursday. The No. 1 ranked duo of Kharchenko and Kukharchuk defeated the tandem of Ashley Murdoch (USA) and Slupska in straight sets to reach the doubles semi-finals. The second and third seeded teams of Erin Clark (USA) and Nadia Echeverria Alam (USA) and Jacqueline Cako (USA) and Sanaz Marand (USA) each won their matches in straight sets. Rounding out the doubles semi-finals is the unseeded team of Tristen Z. Dewar (USA) and Kelsey Laurente (USA).
Singles Main Draw:
- No. 3 Nika Kukharchuk def. Molly Scott (USA) by withdraw
- Mariya Slupska (UKR) def. Caroline B. Dailey (USA) 6-3, 6-2
- No. 2 Anastasia Kharchenko (UKR) def. Nicole Robinson (USA) 7-6 (5), 6-4
- Sanaz Marand (USA) def. Tristen Z. Dewar 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
- No. 1 Alexis King (USA) def. Veronica Corning (USA) 6-2, 6-3
- No. 4 Jacqueline Cako (USA) def. Olena Leonchuk (UKR) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
- Vojislava Lukic (SRB) def. Madeline Kobelt (USA) 6-0, 6-1
- Katrine Isabel Steffensen (USA) def. Amanda Rodgers (USA) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles Draw (Quarter Finals):
- No. 2 Erin Clark (USA)/Nadia Echeverria Alam (USA) def. Simone Kalhorn (USA)/Alessondra Parra (USA) 6-2, 6-2
- No. 1 Anastasia Kharchenko (UKR)/Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) def. Ashley Murdock (USA)/Mariya Slupska (UKR) 6-0, 6-1
- No. 3 Jacqueline Cako (USA)/Sanaz Marand (USA) def. Joelle Kissell (USA)/Erin Vierra (USA) 7-5, 6-4
- Tristen Z. Dewar (USA)/Kelsey Laurente (USA) def. Nicole Robinson (USA)/Katrine Isabel Steffenson (USA) 6-3, 6-2
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