Six Americans Advance to Dow Corning Quarterfinals

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Dow Corning Tennis News

After a full day of tennis, six Americans advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Dow Corning Tennis Classic.

In the highly anticipated match-up of CiCi Bellis and Robin Anderson, both players came out on to
the court with confidence with Bellis taking an early lead, winning 13 out of the first 14 points. Anderson
quickly found her rhythm and evened up the match before ultimately winning the first set 7-5.

In the second set, Anderson continued on her momentum and converted four out of five break
points, helping her close out the match, 7-5, 6-3.

When asked about her keys to winning the match Anderson said, “Maybe she felt like she had to
go for more because I was making her play a lot of balls”, and that she was happy with the way she

Anderson will now face off against qualifier Alexandra Sanford, who beat Alexa Glatch 6-4 in the first
set before retiring due to injury.

Speaking of qualifiers, Jamie Loeb defeated No. 5 seed Lauren Davis 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in an epic three set
match. With the win, Loeb notched her first win over a Top 100 player.

Speaking with media after her win, Loeb told Johnathan Kelley of “On the Rise” that “I’m really happy
and proud of myself for that. I definitely think this tournament has given me a lot of confidence
and belief that I can play at this level, capable of beating these girls.”

Loeb’s next challenge will be fellow NCAA star Irina Falconi. Falconi defeated Lauren Albanese 6-1,
6-1, after playing bold and audacious tennis.

Mayo Hibi, Madison Brengle, Shelby Rogers, and Naomi Broady also advanced after being tested by
their opponents. Quarterfinal play gets underway at 10am Friday.
Dow Corning Tennis Classic
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Greater Midland Tennis Center
Midland, Mich.
Purse: $100,000
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Thursday, February 4 – RESULTS

Singles – Second round
Irina Falconi (3), United States, d. Q-Lauren Albanese, United States, 6-1, 6-1,
Shelby Rogers, United States, d. SE-Raveena Kingsley, United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3,
Madison Brengle (1), United States, d. Veronica Cepede Royg, Paraguay, 6-4, 6-4,
Mayo Hibi, Japan, d. Louisa Chirico (8), United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4,
Q-Alexandra Sanford, United States, d. Alexa Glatch, United States, 6-4,
Q-Jamie Loeb, United States, d. Lauren Davis (5), United States, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3,
WC-Robin Anderson, United States, d. Catherine Bellis, United States, 7-5, 6-3,
Naomi Broady, Great Britain, d. Jovana Jaksic, Serbia, 7-6(5), 6-3.

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Nicole Gibbs and Taylor Townsend (3), United States, d. Robin Anderson, United States, and Veronica
Cepede Royg, Paraguay, 7-6(4), 6-2,
Lauren Davis and Grace Min, United States, d. Jovana Jaksic, Serbia, and Shilin Xu, China, 1-6, 6-2,

Friday’s February 5 – SCHEDULE
Stadium Court – Starting at 10:00
Madison Brengle (1) vs. Naomi Broady
Not Before 12:00
Shelby Rogers vs. Mayo Hibi, followed by
Q-Alexandra Sanford vs. WC-Robin Anderson, followed by
Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin Whoriskey, vs. Naomi Broady and Shelby Rogers (2) (possible court
Starting at 19:00
Q-Jamie Loeb vs. Irina Falconi (3), followed by
Asia Muhammad and Maria Sanchez (1), vs. WC-Catherine Bellis and Ingrid Neel

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