NorCal Staff | July 17, 2017
For Immediate Release | July 16th, 2017 | Stockton Challenger, A Women’s USTA Pro Circuit Event
Media Contact: Christine Jacobsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tournament Website: EveZimmermanTennisCenter.com/STKChallenger
QUALIFIERS BEGIN ON FIRST DAY OF THE STOCKTON CHALLENGER
STOCKTON, Calif. - The first day of qualifiers are in the books at the 2017 Stockton Challenger, with 16 players advancing to the next round tomorrow at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center at the University of the Pacific.
At Stadium Court, top seed Victoria Duval (1) cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alaina Miller in the first decided match of the day. On the second turn Karina Vyrlan took her first set 6-4 and, after being down 2-0 in the second set, she took the next five games en route to a 6-4 second set victory.
Vyrlan’s Pacific teammate Anneroos Nederstigt followed suit on the Stadium Court as she defeated Eva Raszkiewicz in straight sets 7-6(6), 6-3 to move on in qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT
On Court One Ingrid Need took her match over Maayan Sela 6-3, 6-1 while Desirae Krawczyk (8) rolled over Maia Sosa 6-1, 6-0 on the second turn.
In the longest match of the day, Kristina Smith took the first set over the six-seeded Kaitlyn Christian 7-6(3), however Christian was able to bounce back in the second with a 6-4 victory. In the deciding third Smith pulled ahead 5-0, and was able to fend off Christian’s comeback of three-straight games to win her third set 6-3 a complete the upset. Giuliana Oleos (2) was the next seed to fall as Ena Shibahara won in straight sets on Court Two 6-3, 6-2.
Brynn Boren (7) 6-1, 6-2 and Jessica Wacnik (4) 6-0, 6-2 both advanced in straight sets against their respective opponents to round out the seeded players advancing.
Allie Will fought off a late surge by Erica Oosterhout in the second set to secure a 6-2, 6-4 decision which wrapped up day one play.
Qualifying rounds continue tomorrow at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center with matches beginning at 9 AM PST. Admission will be free for all fans.
The tournament will be live streamed online beginning with main draw play on July 18th. Fans are encouraged to engage with the Stockton Challenger on social media by following the latest information on Twitter at @STKChallenger and @USTAProCircuit. Fans can also visit StocktonChallenger.com for live streaming video, scoring and daily updates on the tournament.
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About University of the Pacific
Founded in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in California, University of the Pacific prepares students for professional and personal success through rigorous academics, small classes, and a supportive and engaging culture. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 areas of study in nine schools and colleges, including 25 graduate programs and 10 accelerated programs. The university’s distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and new graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and new graduate programs in health, education, business, public policy and data science. For more information, visit www.pacific.edu.
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AGATE SCORES TO FOLLOW
USTA Stockton Challenger
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Monday, July 16th, 2017
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center
Surface: Hard – Outdoor
Sunday July 16th– RESULTS (Scores listed by order of finish)
Singles Qualifying – Day 1
Victoria Duval (1), United States, def. Alaina Miller, United States, 6-2, 6-1
Megan McCray, United States, def. Magdalena Ekert, Poland, 6-1, 6-2
Tori Kinard (3), United States, def. Brienne Minor, United States, 6-2, 7-5
Ingrid Neel, United States, def. Mayan Sela, Israel, 6-3, 6-1
Karina Kristina Vyrlan, United States, def. Elvena Gervargiz, United States, 6-4, 6-4
Desirae Krawczyk (8), United States, def. Maia Sosa, United States, 6-1, 6-0
Olivia Hauger, United States, def. Sophia Bursulaya, United States, 6-0, 3-0 (retired)
Annette Goulak, United States, def. Anna Ustinoff, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-0
Brynn Boren (7), United States, def. Stephanie Luk, United States, 6-1, 6-2
Kristina Smith, United States, def. Kaitlyn Christian (6), United States, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3
Anneroos Nederstigt, Netherlands, def. Eva Raszkiewicz, United States, 7-6(6), 6-3
Jessica Wacnik (4), United States, Morgan McCray, United States, 6-0, 6-2
Michaela Gordon, United States, def. Lorraine Guillermo, United States, 6-2, 6-4
Ena Shibahara, United States, def. Giuliana Olmos (2), Mexico, 6-3, 6-2
Maria Smith, United States, def. Kat Facey, United States, 6-3, 6-3
Allie Will, United States, def. Erica Oosterhout, United States, 6-2, 6-4