Bellis Wins Doubles Title at Dow Corning Tennis Classic
NorCal Staff | February 8, 2016
CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., teamed up with Ingrid Neel to win the doubles title at the 2016 Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Midland, Mich.
The duo earned a wild card into the draw and upset the top three seeds to claim the title, including a championship victory over No. 2 Naomi Broady and Shelby Rogers, 6-2, 6-4.
Bellis and Neel also defeated No. 3 Nicole Gibbs and Taylor Townsend, 3-6, 6-3 [10-6] in the semifinals, and had a 6-1, 6-2 win over No. 1 Asia Muhammad and Maria Sanchez in the quarterfinals.
In singles play, Bellis reached the second round after upsetting second-seeded Tatjana Maria of Germany, 7-5, 6-3. She fell to Robin Anderson, 7-5, 6-3, in round two.
Also competing in the Dow Corning Tennis Classic was NorCal native Michaela Gordon. Gordon, from Los Altos Hills, lost to Robin Anderson in the first round after qualifying for singles play by going 3-0 in the qualifying draw. ADVERTISEMENT NorCal native Maria Sanchez of Modesto competed in both singles and doubles, advancing to the quarterfinals of doubles play as the No. 1 seed with Asia Muhammad, and falling in the first round of singles play.