Five of the seven remaining seeded players in the qualifying draw advanced Monday in the leadup to the $10,000 Sargent and Collins, LLP Women’s Tournament at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville.
Emily Harman, the No. 2 seed, Amanda Rodgers (3), Denise Muresan (4), Jacquelin Crawford (5) and Charlotte Petrick (7) won while Brooke Rieschbieth (8) and Wendy Qi-Wen Zhang (9) were eliminated. Eight matches starting at 10 a.m. today will determine qualifiers to enter the main singles draw with 24 other players.
Among the first round matches in the singles main draw today, No. 1 seed 20-year-old Sachie Ishizu of Japan will face 24-year-old Julia Moriarty, a citizen of both Ireland and Australia, at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, the teams of Elizabeth Fournier and Petra Januskova of Canada and Marina Denzini (Brazil) and Olena Leonchuk (Ukraine) won qualifiers Tuesday to advance to the main draw of the doubles and be among 12 doubles teams that will play first-round matches today starting at 2 p.m.