Teen Matchup Set for Thursday
Remaining main draw matches brought a lot of excitement today. As the first round concluded, fans were treated to several three set matches. Sixth seeded Alexandra Morozova needed all three sets to take down wild-card winner Dalayna Hewitt. After two and a half hours, Morozova won 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(7). Meanwhile over on Court 1, Osuigwe and Stewart pushed each other to the limit. Both girls battled through pain as their match also lasted two and a half hours with Osuigwe winning 6-1,3-6,7-6(3). But the longest match of the day belonged to Court 9 (stadium court). Cameron Morra and Marcela Zacarias fought for three hours with Zacarias ultimately pulling it out. 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-2.
Wimbledon junior singles finalist, Ann Li defeated fellow American Alexa Graham 6-3, 7-5. Li will look to continue her hot streak tomorrow against Whitney Osuigwe. Osuigwe and Li recently played each other at the Easter Bowl Championships. Osuigwe won 7-5, 7-6(5). Osuigwe is currently the 2nd ranked junior in the world while Li is ranked 14th.
Other winners today include Ellie Douglas (USA), Lorraine Guillermo (USA), Taylor Robinson (USA), and Caty McNally. McNally who qualified for the second straight year defeated Jaeda Daniel routinely with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
Miami (OH) bound Makenzie Myers drew a large crowd as the local community cheered her on against Abigail Desiatnikov. Desiatnikov downed the wild card recipient 6-1, 6-0.
Caitlin Whoriskey is scheduled to play Ellie Douglas. Douglas is currently the number 23-rankd junior in the world. She reached the doubles quarterfinals at junior Wimbledon this year and also advanced to the third round in singles. She also reached the finals of Easter Bowl this spring.
Defending champion, Kennedy Shaffer will play Abigail Desiatnikov. Desiatnikov qualified this year and had a career high junior ranking inside the top 100.
To view Thursday July 27th schedule please visit USTA Pro Circuit