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Doubles top seeds Glatch, Oudin ousted in Charlottesville

April 27, 2012 07:42 AM
Irina Falconi teamed with Coco Vandeweghe to knock out doubles top-seeds Alexa Glatch and Melanie Oudin.
By John Kelly, special to USTA.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-seeded doubles team of Americans Alexa Glatch and Melanie Oudin were ousted by Coco Vandeweghe and Irina Falconi in first-round play Thursday at the Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic, the USTA Pro Circuit event at The Boar’s Head.

Singles play was canceled for the day due to weather. Singles second-round and quarterfinal-round matches will both be played on Friday.

Vandeweghe and Falconi moved on to quarterfinal play after splitting the first two sets against Glatch and Oudin, 6-3, 4-6, before taking the tiebreak, 10-2. The pair had topped Isabella Holland of Australia and Akiko Omae of Japan earlier in the day by a score of 6-7 (5), 6-2 (10-2).

In other doubles play, Maria Sanchez and Yasmin Shnack of the United States defeated Carly Gullickson and Ashley Weinhold, 7-6, 6-2. Julia Cohen and Chi Chi Scholl of the United States were 6-1, 6-2 winners over Whitney Jones of the United States and Roxanne Vaisemberg of Brazil, before losing to Russia’s Elena Bovina and Israel’s Julia Glushko, 6-3, 6-2.

The third-seeded team of Sharon Fichman and Valeria Solovieva moved on to the semifinals, when Julia Boserup and Shelby Rogers defaulted due to injury.

Play continues Friday at 10 a.m. ET at The Boar’s Head with second round and quarterfinal play.

The 11th Annual Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic features 32 singles players and a 16-team doubles field. The tournament is held at Boar’s Head Sports Club, 200 Wellington Drive in Charlottesville, Va. Admission to the tournament is free, and the event is open to the public.

With more than 90 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed on the USTA Pro Circuit for approximately $3.2 million in prize money and valuable ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ranking points.

11th Annual Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic
Thursday, April 26th
At Boar’s Head Sports Club
Charlottesville, VA
Purse: $50,000
Surface: Clay-outdoor

Doubles – First Round

Irina Falconi, United States and Coco Vandeweghe, United States def. Isabella Holland, Australia and Akiko Omae, Japan 6-7(5), 6-3, (10-2)
Maria Sanchez, United States and Yasmin Schnack, United States (4) def. Carly Gullickson, United States and Ashley Weinhold, United States 7-6(6), 6-2
Julia Cohen, United States and Chi Chi Scholl, United States def. Whitney Jones, United States and Roxanne Vaisemberg, Brazil 6-1, 6-2
Sharon Fichman, Canada (3) and Valeria Solovieva, Russia def. Julia Boserup, United States and Shelby Rogers, United States w.o.

Doubles - Quarterfinals

Irina Falconi, United States and Coco Vandeweghe, United States def. Alexa Glatch, United States and Melanie Oudin, United States 6-3, 4-6 (10-5)
Elena Bovina, Russia and Julia Glushko, Israel def. Julia Cohen, United States and Chi Chi Scholl, United States 6-3, 6-2

Schedule for Friday, April 27:

Stadium Court, beginning at 10:00

Lindsey Hardenbergh, United States vs. Michele Larcher de Brito, Portugal (8)
Followed by
Shelby Rogers, United States vs. Irina Falconi, United States (2)
Followed by Julia Cohen, United States or Lauren Davis, United States vs. Lindsey Hardenbergh, United States or Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portugal (8)
Followed by
Jill Craybas, United States or Gail Brodsky, United States vs. Shelby Rogers, United States or Irina Falconi, United States

Court 1

Beginning at 10:00
Melanie Oudin, United States vs, Camila Giorgi, Italy
Followed by
Coco Vandeweghe, United States vs, Alison Riske, United States (4)
Followed by
Melanie Oudin, United States or Camila Giorgi, Italy vs, Chanel Simmonds, South Africa or Julia Glushko, Israel
Followed by
Alexandra Kiick, United States or Maria Sanchez, United States vs. Coco Vandeweghe, United States or Alison Riske, United States (4)

Court 5
Beginning at 10:00
Julia Cohen, United States vs. Lauren Davis, United States
Followed by
Alexandra Kiick, United States vs, Maria Sanchez, United States

Court 7
Beginning at 10:00
Chanel Simmonds, South Africa vs. Julia Glushko, Israel
Followed by
Jill Craybas, United States (7) vs.Gail Brodsky, United States


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