RAIN SUSPENDS PLAY ON THURSDAY AT 14th ANNUAL BOYD TINSLEY WOMEN’S CLAY COURT CLASSIC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 30, 2015 – Mother Nature cut things a tad short during Thursday’s round at the 14th Annual Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic, the USTA Pro Circuit event being held this week at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Rain began to fall in the afternoon, cutting a few matches short. The matches are scheduled to be resumed on Friday.
Seven of the eight singles second-round matches were completed, with only one seeded competitor remaining heading into the quarterfinals. No. 3 seed Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal took care of American Caitlin Whoriskey, 6-4, 6-3. The other seeded player that made it through to the second round, No. 6 Paula Ormaechea, was knocked off by fellow Argentinean Florencia Molinero, 6-3, 7-5, on Thursday. Molinero will next face Usue Maitane Arconada, who defeated fellow American Julia Boserup, 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-2.
Larcher de Brito, ranked No. 133, will await the winner between American Jessica Pegula and the lone qualifier still standing, Ukraine’s Elizaveta Ianchuk. Their match was suspended due to weather midway through the deciding third set, tied at 3 games apiece.
2013 Tinsley singles runner-up Allie Kiick survived a tough Thursday challenge from Brazilian Paula Cristina Goncalves, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Up next for Kiick is a quarterfinal matchup against Russia’s Irina Khromacheva, who outlasted Brazil’s Gabriela Ce in three sets on Thursday.
The other singles quarterfinal matchup pits Katerina Stewart of the United States against Canadian Francoise Abanda. Each eliminated a qualifier on Thursday, as Stewart downed American teenager Nicole Frenkel and Abanda bested Storm Sanders of Australia.
Only one doubles quarterfinal match was completed on Thursday, as second-seeded Chieh-Yu Hsu of Taiwan and Justyna Jegiolka of Poland ended the run of Americans Louisa Chirico and Grace Min, 6-2, 6-4. Hsu and Jegiolka needed just two points to clinch the match, but first had to wait out a 30-minute lightning delay.
The match between Samantha Crawford & Emily Harman and Ce & Jessica Moore was suspended in the second set and is scheduled to resume on Friday. The other two doubles quarterfinal matches did not get started on Thursday, as play was officially called at around 4:15 PM.
On Friday, Abanda and Stewart will kick things off on Stadium Court at 10AM (weather pending), with Larcher de Brito’s match to follow after appropriate rest for the winner between Pegula and Ianchuk. That match will resume at 10AM on Court 7 before Arconado and Molinero take the court. Kiick faces Khromacheva in the first match on Court 1, with the three remaining doubles quarterfinal matches to follow later in the day on Courts 1 and 3.
Please see below for Friday’s complete schedule and full results from Thursday.
The 14th Annual Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic features 32 singles players and a 16-team doubles field. The tournament is held at Boar’s Head Sports Club, 200 Wellington Drive in Charlottesville, Virginia. Admission to the tournament is free and the event is open to the public.
This year’s event will again be included in the three-week Har-Tru Wild Card Challenge, which awards one American man and one American woman a wild card into the main draw of the 2015 French Open, which begins in late May. Points will be added to the top American finishers in Charlottesville’s tally, with next week’s tournament in Indian Harbour, Florida marking the last chance to earn points toward the French Open.
Again this year, the Boyd Tinsley Classic will be streamed live at http://www.procircuit.usta.com.
With more than 90 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed on the USTA Pro Circuit for approximately $3.2 million in prize money and valuable ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ranking points.
14th Annual Boyd Tinsley Women’s Clay Court Classic
Thursday, April 30
At Boar’s Head Sports Club
Singles – Second Round
Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portugal  def. Caitlin Whoriskey, United States, 6-4, 6-3
Florencia Molinero, Argentina def. Paula Ormaechea, Argentina , 6-3, 7-5
Katerina Stewart, United States def. Nicole Frenkel, United States, 6-3, 6-0
Irina Khromacheva, Russia def. Gabriela Ce, Brazil, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Francoise Abanda, Canada def. Storm Sanders, Australia, 6-4, 6-2
Usue Maitane Arconada, United States def. Julia Boserup, United States, 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-2
Allie Kiick, United States def. Paula Cristina Goncalves, Brazil, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Jessica Pegula, United States vs. Elizaveta Ianchuk, Ukraine, susp.
Doubles – Quarterfinals
Chieh-Yu Hsu, Taiwan / Justyna Jegiolka, Poland  def. Louisa Chirico, United States / Grace Min, United States, 6-2, 6-4
Samantha Crawford, United States / Emily J. Harman, United States vs. Gabriela Ce, Brazil / Jessica Moore, Australia, susp.
Paula Cristina Goncalves, Brazil / Florencia Molinero, Argentina  vs. Francoise Abanda, Canada / Maria Sanchez, United States, ppd.
Olga Ianchuk, Ukraine / Irina Khromacheva, Russia  vs. Jacqueline Cako, United States / Vojislava Lukic, Serbia, ppd.
Schedule for Friday, May 1
Court 3/Stadium, starting at 10:00 AM
Francoise Abanda, Canada vs. Katerina Stewart, United States
After Rest, Time TBA
Jessica Pegula, United States or Elizaveta Ianchuk, Ukraine vs. Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portugal 
After Rest, Time TBA
Paula Cristina Goncalves, Brazil / Florencia Molinero, Argentina  vs. Francoise Abanda, Canada / Maria Sanchez, United States
After Rest, Time TBA
Olga Ianchuk, Ukraine / Irina Khromacheva, Russia  or Jacqueline Cako, United States / Vojislava Lukic, Serbia vs. Chieh-Yu Hsu, Taiwan / Justyna Jegiolka, Poland 
Court 1, starting at 10:00 AM
Allie Kiick, United States vs. Irina Khromacheva, Russia
Samantha Crawford, United States / Emily J. Harman, United States vs. Gabriela Ce, Brazil / Jessica Moore, Australia (completion of suspended match)
After Rest, Time TBA
Olga Ianchuk, Ukraine / Irina Khromacheva, Russia  vs. Jacqueline Cako, United States / Vojislava Lukic, Serbia
Court 7, starting at 10:00 AM
Jessica Pegula, United States vs. Elizaveta Ianchuk, Ukraine (completion of suspended match)
Usue Maitane Arconada, United States vs. Florencia Molinero, Argentina