Qualifying for the seventh annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony – a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit clay court event – continued Monday with 16 singles and two doubles qualifying matches.
In an effort to beat the rain, this morning’s matches kicked off on 11 of the resort’s clay courts, though just two contests finished before the weather forced the play to the indoor hard courts. Twelve Americans, a Bahamian, a Canadian, a Georgian and a Russian won on Day 2 and advanced to Tuesday’s final day of qualifying for the tournament’s main draw. Six of today’s matches were decided in three sets.
In a contest of Americans that started on under cloudy skies on Clay Court 23 and ended on Indoor Court 3, Abigail Forbes toppled top seeded qualifier Amy Zhu 6-1, 6-2.
Zhu wasn’t the only seed to fall during the tournament’s second day.
In another match that switched surfaces mid-contest, American Jada Robinson dispatched Canadian No. 3 seed Catherine Leduc in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. In one of the day’s most competitive matches (and another that started outside and ended inside), Bahamian Kerrie Cartwright ousted No. 6 Canadian Anca Craciun 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4. Ukrainian seventh seed Alona Bondarenko fell to American Jessie Aney 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in one of just five matches that were played entirely on the indoor hard courts. In one of the pair of matches completed on clay before the rain began, No. 2 Russian Nika Kukharchuk bested American Mary Catherine Haffey 6-1, 6-0. No. 4 seeded American Andie K. Daniell advanced after topping American Alana Smith 6-3, 6-3.
In doubles qualifying, American sisters Stacia and Joelle Kissell bested Mary Catherine Haffey and Eva Raszkiewicz 6-4, 6-2 to earn their spot in tomorrow’s main doubles draw.
Tuesday’s weather forecast calls for more rain, leading tournament officials to schedule only the eight qualifying singles matches and main draw doubles contests for Tuesday. The sixteen-match singles opening round will be played on Wednesday. Admission is free.
Day 2 , Singles Qualifying Results:
Nika Kukharchuk (RUS)  def Mary Catherine Haffey (USA) 6-1, 6-0
Amanda Rodgers (USA) def Sophia Hatton (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Abigail Forbes (USA) def Amy Zhu (USA)  6-1, 6-2*
Safiya Carrington (USA) def Mia Rabinowitz (USA) 6-0, 6-2*
Alexa Noel (USA) def Christina Sisti (USA) 6-1, 6-2*
Jada Robinson (USA) def Catherine Leduc (CAN)  6-4, 4-6, 6-3*
Sophie Abrams (USA) def Sloane Morra (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3*
Joelle Kissell (USA) def Helen Abigail Altick (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3*
Erica Oosterhout (USA) def Aikiko Okuda (USA) 6-4, 6-1*
Salma Ewing (USA) def Juliana Valero (COL) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2*
Salome Devidze (GEO) def Somer Henry (USA) 6-2, 6-2**
Kerrie Cartwright (BAH) def Anca Craciun (CAN)  7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4*
Vanessa Ong (USA) def Alycia Parks (USA) 7-5, 6-0**
Jessie Aney (USA) def Alona Bondarenko (UKR)  6-3, 3-6, 7-5**
Andie Daniell (USA)  def Alana Smith (USA) 6-3, 6-3**
Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) def Sedona Gallagher (USA) 6-0, 6-3**
Mia Rabinowitz (USA)/Christina Sisti (USA) def Kathleen Derinzo (USA)/Kelly Williford (USA) 7-6(5), 6-1**
Stacia Kissell (USA)/Joelle Kissell (USA) def Mary Catherine Haffey (USA)/Eva Raszkiewicz (USA) 6-4, 6-2**
* Match started outdoors on clay and finished indoors on the hard courts ** Full match contested indoors