Sports

Stanford's Ahn advances at Kentucky Bank tennis championships

 

Stanford grad Kristie Ahn defeated Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, in the opening round of the $50,000 ITF Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships in Lexington and was scheduled to meet Belguim's Greet Minnen in Thursday's second round at the University of Kentucky.

The 343rd-ranked Minnen knocked off eighth-seeded and 184th-ranked Russian A Pivovarova, 6-2, 6-1, after earning a spot through the qualifying tournament.


Atherton resident CiCi Bellis, meanwhile, drew top-seed Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round, and dropped a competitive 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 decision to the 116th-ranked Belgium.

Bellis was scheduled to play doubles Thursday, with teammate Jamie Loeb, a former NCAA singles champion. They were to play Americans Sanaz Marand and Melanie Oudin.

Bellis and Loeb advanced into the quarterfinals after beating the second-seeded duo of Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin Whoriskey, 6-4, 0-6, 10-7.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

He said – she said – who is lying? Justice Brett Kavanaugh or PA resident Christine Ford
By Diana Diamond | 69 comments | 5,699 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 853 views

Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 640 views

Zucchini Takeover
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 586 views