Jun 192013

19-year-old Brianna Morgan took home her first title in International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit play, after defeating the event’s No. 1 seed Jessica Moore in a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory at the 3rd annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony on Sunday.

Morgan, from Beverly Hills, California, completed an amazing stretch of play, which saw the unseeded and unranked teen take out the tournament’s top three seeds.


Brianna Morgan, 19, captured her first singles title on the ITF Pro Circuit tour on Sunday at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony


Sunday’s match was a battle between the fresh upstart and the young but tournament-tested veteran, as Morgan took the court against the 22-year-old Australian, Moore, who is currently ranked 385 in the world.

A tightly contested clash in the early going, the two went back and forth in the first game with neither taking over a two-point lead. Moore held the 6-5 advantage and looked to bring it home until Morgan stormed back to tie the set at six and ultimately broke away to take the tie-break and the 7-6 set victory. It took an hour and 40 minutes to decide the first set.

From there, it was clear Morgan had found her groove and got out to a 5-2 lead in the second set. Moore gave one last rally, taking the next game but Morgan would not be denied and closed it out for the 6-3 set win.

Morgan, a sophomore at the University of Florida, is fresh off of a solid freshman campaign in which she was named All-SEC second team and All-SEC freshman team.

Moore, who has competed in the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, was looking to win her fifth ITF Pro Circuit singles event and looked dominant the early rounds, winning her first three matches in straight sets.

But it was Morgan’s day, becoming the third different winner of the event, which this year featured 64 pros from eight different countries on four continents competing for a share of $10,000 in prize money.

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Jun 122013


Bethany Beach, Del. – First round play wrapped up Tuesday at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, setting up the field of 16 in the singles draw as well as the final eight doubles teams in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit tournament.

Brooke Austin

No. 2 seed Brooke Austin was one of 5 seeded players to advance Wednesday

Unlike the day before which saw a few major upsets, Tuesday went by with mostly expected results. All seeded singles players won their matches in straight sets, including top seed Jessica Moore of Australia, No. 2 seed Brooke Austin (Indianapolis, Ind.) and No. 4 seed Lena Litvak (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – the tournament’s 2011 champion.

The only upset of the day came in doubles play, where the fourth seeded duo of Charlotte Petrick of Canada and Denise Starr (Staten Island, N.Y.) fell to the American duo of Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Peggy Porter (Dallas, Texas) in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6.


The other doubles team to advance to the quarterfinals was the team of Canadians, Elisabeth Fournier and Petra Januskova, who also won their first round match in straight sets by the score of 6-4, 6-1.

Play will resume 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Sea Colony Tennis Center with second round singles action.

Singles First Round Results

  • (1) Jessica Moore (AUS) def. Alexandra Perper (MDA) 6-4, 6-0
  • Elizabeth Anita Alexandri Profit (USA) def. Julia Browne (USA) 6-3, 6-1
  • Alessondra Parra (USA) def. Amanda Rodgers (USA) 6-3, 6-2
  • (6) Elisabeth Fournier (CAN) def. Denise Muresan (USA) 6-0, 6-1
  • (2) Brooke Austin (USA) def. Brooke Rischbieth (AUS) 6-2, 6-1
  • (4) Lena Litvak (USA) def. Rasheeda McAdoo (USA) 6-3, 6-2
  • (2) Booke Austin (USA) def. Brooke Rischbieth (AUS) 6-2, 6-1
  • Madison Bourguignon (USA) def. Amy Zhu (USA) 6-2, 6-3
  • (5) Jacqueline Cako (USA) def. Tristen Z. Dewar (USA) 6-0, 6-1
  • Jacqueline Wu (USA) def. Nicole Robinson (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  • Kelsey Laurente (USA) def. Wendy Qi-Wen Zhang (CAN) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles First Round Results

  • Elisabeth Fournier & Petra Januskova (CAN) def. Julia Browne & Sherry Li (USA) 6-4, 6-1.
  • Lindsey Hardenbergh & Peggy Porter (USA) def. (4) Charlotte Petrick (CAN) & Denise Starr (USA) 6-4, 7-6


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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

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