TEMPLETON, September 25, 2018 (by Steve Pratt)
The main draw has been set in singles and doubles at the second annual Central Coast Pro Tennis Open as first-round play begins on Tuesday, as well as the final round of qualifying, at the USTA Pro Circuit Women’s $60,000 event being played this week at the Templeton Tennis Ranch.
Tuesday will be highlighted by a full slate of doubles matches and three All-American first-round singles matches, with four of the six players having once been ranked in the WTA World Tour Top 100.
Former USTA Girls’ National Champion and 19-year-old Ashley Kratzer will take on tournament No. 2 seeded Madison Brengle (world-ranking high No. 35); No. 4-seed Jessica Pegula (top world-ranking No. 123) will play Louisa Chirico (top world-ranking No. 58); and Lauren Davis (top world-ranking No. 26) will take on Victoria Duval (top world-ranking No. 87). The other American on the schedule on Tuesday is wild card Danielle Lao, who last month qualified for the US Open.
In final-round qualifying matches, American Hayley Carter takes on Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos, former UC-Berkeley All-American Maegan Manasse plays former Notre Dame star Quinn Gleason, and American’s Hanna Chang and top-seeded Robin Anderson formerly of UCLA also play in separate matches for a coveted spot in the main draw.
In a first-round match on Wednesday former Junior Grand Slam champions, top-seeded Taylor Townsend will play former US Open Junior Girls’ singles winner Kayla Day of Santa Barbara.