The final four are set for singles at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, as the top two seeds, Alexis King and Anastasia Kharchenko, move into Saturday morning’s semifinals on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
King, the event’s top seed, defeated fellow American Katrine Isabel Steffensen, 6-4, 6-1, while Kharchenko bested fellow Ukrainian Maryia Slupska in a thrilling three set match, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
Not all of the top seeds advanced on this day, however. No. 3 Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) fell to Sanaz Marand (USA) 6-0, 6-2 and No. 4 Jacqueline Cako (USA) was eliminated by Serbian Vojislava Lukic by the score of 6-4, 6-0.
Friday’s doubles matches set the stage for Saturday’s doubles final, as the No. 1 seed of Kharchenko and Russian Nika Kukharchuk bested Americans Tristen Z. Dewar and Kelsey Laurente 6-0, 6-3; and the No. 3 team of Cako and Marand upset No. 2 seeded Americans Erin Clark and Nadia Echeverria Alam; 6-1, 6-3.
Tomorrow’s tennis tournament action opens at 9 a.m. with the semifinal showdown between King and Marand, immediately followed by the match between Kharchenko and Lukic. The doubles final features Kharchenko and Kukharchuk versus Cako and Marrand.
- Sanaz Marand (USA) def. No. 3 Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) 6-0, 6-2
- Vojislava Lukic (SRB) def. Jacqueline Cako (USA) 6-4, 6-0
- No. 1 Alexis King (USA) def. Katrine Isabel Steffensen (USA) 6-4, 6-1
- No. 2 Anastasia Kharchenko (UKR) def. Mariya Slupska (UKR) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
- No. 3 Jacqueline Cako (USA)/Sanaz Marand (USA) def. No. 2 Erin Clark (USA)/Nadia Echeverria (USA) 6-1, 6-3
- No 1. Anastasia Kharchenko (UKR)/Nika Kukharchuk (RUS) def. Tristen Z. Dewar (USA)/Kelsey Laurente (USA) 6-0, 6-3
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