Singles Qualifying Begins with Upsets and American Victories
Tyler Athletic and Swim Club Hosts $80K USTA Pro Circuit Event thru Nov. 1
Tyler, TX (October 26, 2020) – Day 1 of the Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic, an $80K USTA Pro Circuit Event, saw several upsets and some hard-fought battles (and victories) from the draw’s Americans.
Center Court began with an upset of #9 seed, Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN), by American Peyton Stearns in a tight three-setter. Meanwhile, Americans Alycia Parks and Jamie Loeb powered past their seeded opponents in straight sets with Parks taking down #13 seed Gabriela Ce (BRA) and Loeb eliminating #3 seed Lara Arruabarrena (ESP).
Court 2 began with a tough battle from Tyler Wild Card Winner, Allura Zamarripa, as she squared up against #15 seed Tessah Andrianjafitrimo. Despite taking the first set 6-3, the 18-year-old fell to Andrianjafitrimo 6-0 before coming up short 5-10 in the third-set tiebreaker.
#1 Seed Renata Zarazua (MEX), #4 seed Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) and #5 seed Ankita Raina (IND) claimed swift victories after losing only two games in their respective first-round matches.
Six first-round qualifying matches were bumped to tomorrow morning due to weather and will begin at 10:00am on Courts 7, 1 and 2 (10:30am on Center Court), followed by the 2nd round of Singles Qualifying and the 1st round of Doubles Main Draw. Doubles will feature past champions Kristie Ahn and Whitney Osuigwe, former world No. 5 (and doubles No. 1) Sara Errani, as well as American duo Caroline Dolehide and Caty McNally.
For more information about the $80K Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic, please visit: www.brproclassic.com.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With more than 100 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to upwards of $160,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world and the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players. Now in its 41st year, the USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit on social media and at www.procircuit.usta.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Emilie Moeller, Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic Press Aide
Cell: (830) 237-1028