Round two play in the singles main draw of the fourth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony ended with the top two remaining seeds – No. 2 Lena Litvak and No. 3 Brooke Austin – upset by unranked challengers, leaving No. 4 Caitlin Whoriskey as the highest seeded player left in the tournament entering tomorrow’s quarterfinal singles play.
The eight-day tournament, held on the Har-Tru clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center from June 15-22, features dozens of professional tennis players – representing five countries – from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tour competing for world ranking points and a share of the $10,000 in prize money. Entering Friday, only players from the United States and Canada remain in the tournament.
Litvak, the 2011 singles champion, lost in straight sets to Ellie Halbauer 6-2, 6-4 in the first group of singles matches on court this morning. In the next match on that same clay court, Austin’s opponent Petra Januskova took the final two sets for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory – the only singles three-set contest of the day.
In doubles play, the top seeded team of Litvak – half of the 2011 doubles title tandem – and Alexandra Mueller advanced to tomorrow’s doubles semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Joelle Kissell and Stephanie Nauta. They are the only seeded team to make the semis.
Tournament play continues on Friday, with four singles quarterfinal matches and two doubles semifinal matches scheduled. The first two singles matches begin at 9 a.m. Admission to the tournament is free.
Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tournament is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest Real Estate and the United States Tennis Association.
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Singles Main Draw Round 2 Results:
- Ingrid Neel (USA) def. Stephanie Nauta (USA), 6-2, 6-3
-  Peggy Porter (USA) def. Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA), 6-3, 6-0
-  Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Caroline Dolehide (USA), 6-4, 6-4
- Ellie Halbauer (USA) def.  Lena Litvak (USA), 6-2, 6-4
- Josie Kuhlman (USA) def. Kateryna Yergina (UKR), 6-2, 6-2
- Julia Elbaba (USA) def. Andie K. Daniell (USA), 6-0, 6-2
-  Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) def. Alexandra Valenstein (USA), 6-4, 6-1
- Petra Januskova (CAN) def.  Brooke Austin (USA), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles Quarterfinal Results:
- Spencer Liang (USA)/Peggy Porter (USA) def. Erica Oosterhout (USA)/Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA), 6-2, 6-4
- Rima Asatrian (USA)/Katerina Stewart (USA) def. Olena Leonchuk (UKR)/Cameron Morra (USA), 7-5, 6-2
-  Lena Litvak (USA)/Alexandra Mueller (USA) def. Joelle Kissell (USA)/Stephanie Nauta (USA), 6-2, 6-3
- Caroline Dolehide (USA)/Ellie Halbauer (USA) def. Sophie Chang (USA)/Andie K. Daniell (USA), 4-6, 6-4, 10-5