No. 3 seed Irina Falconi Reaches Semifinals at Dow Corning

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Dow Corning Tennis News

No. 3 seed Irina Falconi put a halt to qualifier Jamie Loebs hopes of reaching the semifinals of the 2016 Dow Corning Tennis Classic after a tough three set match late this evening.

The only remaining seed had a slow start as Loeb powered through her and played an aggressive  baseline game. Loeb was able to convert three out of six break points and took the opening set 7-5 in forty-five minutes.

In the second set, Falconi improved upon her service games and won a quick four games in a row. This quickly helped her gain back her confidence and she fought back, taking the second set 6-3.

In the final and decisive set, Falconi kept her momentum going converting three out of four break
points and was quickly able to close the match out just shy of two hours with a final score of 5-7,
6-3, 6-2.

Falconi currently holds a singles ranking of No. 76 in the world and currently holds five singles titles
and three doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. Falconi most recently reached the second
round of the Australian Open where she lost to No. 13 seed 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci.
Falconi’s next test will be wild card Robin Anderson. Anderson defeated qualifier Alexandra Sanford
5-7, 7-6(5), 6-4, earlier in the day. The semifinal match-up will take place tomorrow evening at

In our other semifinal, American Shelby Rogers takes on doubles partner Naomi Broady in what is
set to be a blockbuster match! The two take to the court immediately following the 12:00pm doubles
Dow Corning Tennis Classic
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Friday, February 5, 2016
Greater Midland Tennis Center
Midland, Mich.
Purse: $100,000
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Friday, February 5 – RESULTS
Singles – Quarterfinals
Naomi Broady, Great Britain, d. Madison Brengle (1), United States, 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3,
Shelby Rogers, United States, d. Mayo Hibi, Japan, 6-1, 7-6(4),
WC-Robin Anderson, United States, d. Q-Alexandra Sanford, United Statesm 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-4,
Irina Falconi (3), United States, d. Q-Jamie Loeb, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles – Quarterfinals
Naomi Broady, Great Britain, and Shelby Rogers (2), United States, d. Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin
Whoriskey, United States, 5-7, 6-4, 14-12,
WC-Catherine Cartan Bellis and Ingrid Neel, United States, d. Asia Muhammad and Maria Sanchez
(1), United States, 6-1, 6-2.
Saturday’s February 6 – SCHEDULE
Stadium Court – Starting at 12:00
WC-Cathrine Bellis and Ingrid Neel, vs. Nicole Gibbs and Taylor Townsend (3), followed by
Naomi Broady vs. Shelby Rogers
Starting at 18:00
Irina Falconi (3) vs. WC-Robin Anderson, followed by
Lauren Davis and Grace Min, vs. Naomi Broady and Shelby Rogers (2)

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