Jun 112013


First round action began Tuesday at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, featuring a big upset in the doubles draw of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit event.

The end of day one produced the tournament’s biggest upset thus far, as the American tandem of Kelsey Laurente and Nicole Robinson took down the top seeded team of Jacqueline Cako and Alexandra Mueller (USA). After losing the first set 1-6, the unseeded duo stormed back to win the second set 7-6 (3), and then finished it off with a 10-6 tiebreak set victory.

Brianna Morgan upset the tournament's third seed during first round play Tuesday.

Brianna Morgan upset the tournament’s third seed during first round play Tuesday.

In singles action, unseeded Brianna Morgan (USA) upended third-seeded Alexandra Mueller (USA) in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 contest. The tournament’s No. 7 seed, Sonja Molnar of Canada, also fell in first round play, dropping straight sets to Peggy Porter (USA), 6-4, 7-5.

Also in doubles play, the No. 2 seed team, Emily Harman and Lena Litvak, advanced over Melissa Kopinksi (USA) and Edmee Morin Kougoucheff (FRA) by the score of 6-2, 6-2. Litvak was half of the doubles champions of the inaugural event in 2011.

Play will resume Wednesday at 9 a.m with the conclusion of the first round.

First Round Main Draw Results


Peggy Porter (USA) def. (7) Sonja Molnar (CAN) 6-4, 7-5

(8) Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Emily J. Harman (USA) 6-4, 6-1

Samantha Powers (USA) def. Marina Danzini (BRA) 6-4, 6-0

Brianna Morgan (USA) def. (3) Alexandra Mueller (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Lindsay Hardenbergh (USA) def. Denise Starr (USA) 6-4, 7-5


(2) Emily J. Harman & Lena Litvak (USA) def. Melissa Kopinksi (USA) & Edmee Morin Kougoucheff (FRA) 6-2, 6-2

Alessondra Parra & Tina Tehrani (USA) def. Brittany Dubins & Deborah Suarez (USA) 6-3, 5-7, 10-7

Denise Muresan & Jacqueline Wu (USA) def. Olena Leonchul (UKR) & Amanda Rodgers (USA) 6-3, 6-0

Caroline Lampl & Amy Zhu (USA) def. Marina Danzini (BRA) & Kelly Williford (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5

(3) Sonja Molnar (CAN) & Julia Moriarty (AUS) def. Brooke Austin (USA) & Brooke Rischbieth (AUS) 6-4, 3-6, 10-2

Kelsey Laurente & Nicole Robinson (USA) def. (1) Jacqueline Cako & Alexandra Mueller (USA) 1-6, 7-6 (3), 10-6

Singles Qualifying Results

Rasheeda McAdoo (USA) def. Alexandra Perper (MDA) 6-1, 6-3

Amy Zhu (USA) def. Alexa Graham (USA) 6-1, 6-4

Julia Browne (USA) def. Kopinksi (USA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Jacqueline Wu (USA) def. Tina Tehrani (USA) 6-1, 6-4

Alessondra Parra (USA) def. Brittany Dubins (USA) 6-2, 6-3

Madison Bourguignon (USA) def. Caroline Lampl (USA) 6-2, 0-6, 6-1

Tristen Z. Dewar (USA) def. Brooke Rischbieth (AUS) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Kalesey Laurente (USA) def. Alexandra Morozova (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

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

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