Rain Stops, Sun Arrives at Tennis Classic of Macon

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Tennis Classic of Macon News

Morning rain was replaced by afternoon sunshine on Wednesday a the Tennis Classic of Macon.

Action resumed at 1 p.m. on seven courts, as second round qualifying resumed and then was followed by the first main draw matches at the USTA Pro Circuit event taking place October 25 – November 1, 2015.

Many players needed to play two rounds of qualifying just to get in the main draw and that meant qualifying matches lasted into the evening.

Tournament top seed, Anna Tatishvili was the first player to win a main draw match as she closed out Barbara Haas of Austria 6-3, 6-3 in the early afternoon. Two-time NCAA singles champ, Nicole Gibbs also punched her ticket into the second round Wednesday afternoon with a 6-1, 6-0 drubbing of Maria Irigoyen of Argentina.

Other Americans tasting success on Wednesday include: Jacqueline Cako, Robin Anderson, Julia Boserup, Jennifer Brady, Nicole Frankel and Michaela Gordon.

Matches progressed to the point on Wednesday where amazingly, the tournament is only a handful of matches behind. Wednesday also features the annual player/sponsor party and pro am where players teamed up with local amateurs to play mini sets and then enjoyed a BBQ dinner.

The W.L. Amos Sr. Foundation is the primary sponsor of this 50K event  where U.S. players can earn points for the USTA’s wildcard into the 2016 Australian Open.

Tennis Classic of Macon players paid a visit to Stratford Academy on Wednesday morning. Players conducted a clinic and spoke to students about tennis and the life of a touring tennis professional. Students from ACE Academy in Macon paid a visit to the tournament today where they were able to hear from players and coaches, eat a pizza lunch and then watch some of the qualifying and main draw matches.

Wednesday’s results:

Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) [4] def. Maegan MANASSE (USA) 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2
Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT) [6] def. Lindsay LEE-WATERS (USA) 6-3 6-3
Vania KING (USA) def. Angelina ZHURAVLEVA (RUS) 6-2 6-3
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) [1] def. Chiara SCHOLL (USA) 7-6(4) 6-4
Ingrid NEEL (USA) def. Angelina GABUEVA (RUS) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Jacqueline CAKO (USA) def. Jan ABAZA (USA) [8] 6-2 6-2
Sofiya KOVALETS (UKR) def. Sandra SAMIR (EGY) 7-5 6-2

Main Draw
Nicole FRENKEL (USA) def. Marcela ZACARIAS (MEX) 5-7 6-3 6-2
Katerina STEWART (USA) def. Grace MIN (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Anna TATISHVILI (USA) [1] def.  Barbara HAAS (AUT) 6-3 6-3
Sanaz MARAND (USA) def. Sofia KENIN (USA) 7-6(4) 6-0
Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) [6] def. Montserrat GONZALEZ (PAR) 6-4 6-3
Rebecca PETERSON (SWE) [5] def. Victoria RODRIGUEZ (MEX) 6-2 6-1
Julia BOSERUP (USA) def. Jana CEPELOVA (SVK) [7] 6-0 6-4
Robin ANDERSON (USA) def. Sachia VICKERY (USA) [3] 6-2 6-2
Jennifer BRADY (USA) def. Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) 2-6 6-3 6-4
Lesley KERKHOVE (NED) def.  Elitsa KOSTOVA (BUL) 6-2 6-0
Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) def.  Paula ORMAECHEA (ARG) 6-4 6-1
Nicole GIBBS (USA) [4] def. Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG) 6-1 6-0
Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) def. [8] Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) 6-2 6-0

Qualifying – Jacqueline CAKO def. (USA) Sofiya KOVALETS (UKR) 6-3 6-4
Qualifying – Diana MARCINKEVICA def. (LAT) [6] Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) [1] 7-5 3-6 [10-6]
Qualifying – Michaela GORDON (USA) def. Vania KING (USA) 6-3 3-6 [10-6]
Qualifying – Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) def. [4] Ingrid NEEL (USA) 6-3 6-3

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