No. 1 seed Madison Brengle survives three setter vs. Asia Muhammad at Dow Corning Tennis Classic

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Dow Corning Tennis NewsNo. 1 seed Madison Brengle survived a tough three set match against fellow American Asia Muhammad at the Dow Corning Tennis Classic today.

Brengle took an early 4-2 lead, but the momentum quickly shifted as Muhammad fired in two aces and took the first set 6-4.

In the second set, it looked like that momentum was going to continue, but Brengle was able to find the baseline and improve on her ground strokes. She converted three out of five break points and was able to take the set 6-4.

In the final and decisive set, both players played a tight and powerful game. Throughout the match Muhammad converted an astonishing seven out of seven break points, but Brengle was not going to go down easy. In the tie break, Brengle came out victorious winning the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4).

“I’ve had an incredibly hard first round and you can’t look past the first round. I don’t think rankings necessarily reflect how good these players are”, said Madison Brengle.

Muhammad is currently at a career high ranking of No. 220 in the world and comes into the tournament after winning the doubles title at the Tennis Championships of Maui just last week.

“She’s such a good mover and I felt like she could get back anything”, said Brengle.
Brengle most recently made it to the third round of the Australia Open where she lost to  eventual champion Angelique Kerber 1-6, 3-6. Brengle holds seven singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

Brengle will now face Veronica Cepede Royg the second round tomorrow. Cepede Royg defeated wild card Taylor Townsend 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, in a tough three set match yesterday. Cepede Royg is looking to collect her 15th ITF Women’s Circuit Singles title.


Dow Corning Tennis Classic
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Greater Midland Tennis Center
Midland, Mich.
Purse: $100,000
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Wednesday, February 3 – RESULTS

Singles – First round
Irina Falconi (3), United States, d. LL-Nadja Gilchrist, United States, 6-4, 6-1,
Lauren Davis (5), United States, d. Sachia Vickery, United States, 6-2, 2-0,
Naomi Broady, Great Britain, d. Nicole Gibbs (6), United States, 6-4, 7-6(4),
Madison Brengle (1), United States, d. Asia Muhammad, United States, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4),
SE-Raveena Kingsley, United States, d. Anna Tatishvili (4), United States, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(4),
Q-Jamie Loeb, United States, d. Julia Boserup, United States, 6-3, 6-2,
Shelby Rogers, United States, d. Maria Sanchez, United States, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3,
WC-Robin Anderson, United States, d. Q-Michaela Gordon, United States, 6-1, 6-3,
Alexa Glatch, United States, d. Samantha Crawford (7), United States, 6-3, 6-2,
Q-Alexandra Sanford, United States, d. Jennifer Brady, United States, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1,
Q-Lauren Albanese, United States, d. Bernarda Pera, United States, 7-5, 7-6(3).

Doubles – First round
WC-Catherine Bellis and Ingrid Neel, United States, d. Samantha Crawford, United States, and Sharon Fichman, Canada, 7-5, 7-5,
Naomi Broady, Great Britain, and Shelby Rogers (2), United States, d. Katerina Kramperova, Czech Republic, and Bernarda Pera, United States, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8,
Jovana Jaksic, Serbia, d. Shilin Xu, China, d. ALT-Sophie Chang and Alexa Glatch, United States, 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-5.
Thursday’s February 4 – SCHEDULE
Stadium Court – Starting at 10:00
Q-Lauren Albanese vs. Irina Falconi (3)
Not Before 12:3a0
SE-Raveena Kingsley vs. Shelby Rogers, followed by
Madison Brengle (1) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg, followed by
Naomi Broady and Shelby Rogers (2), vs. Lauren Davis and Grace Min (possible court change)
Starting at 19:00
Mayo Hibi vs. Louisa Chirico (8), followed by
Nicole Gibbs and Taylor Townsend (3), vs. Robin Anderson and Veronica Cepede Royg
Court 5 – Starting at 10:00
Alexa Glatch vs. Q-Alexandra Sanford, followed by
Lauren Davis (5) vs. Q-Jamie Loeb, followed by
WC-Robin Anderson vs. Catherine Bellis
Court 3 – Not Before 12:30
Jovana Jaksic vs. Naomi Broady

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