Fifth Seed and last year’s finalist Jessica Fialla of California went down to defeat in three sets to Rosie Johanson Of Vancouver 3-6,6-2, 6-3 at the EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s ITF Event at Panorama Recreation Centre.
Charlotte Petrick of Toronto was victorious over the third seed Shelby Talcott 6-4, 7-6 after having four match points. This year’s tournament is Petrick’s first tournament since last year’s event due to rehab for surgery on her wrist.
The second seed Tori Kinard of Pasadena survived a scare with a three sets victory of Canadian Ana Maria Andreea Ileana, who had to win two matches in the qualifying just to make the main draw.
But the day started with a bang as Gail Brodsky of Seattle defeated the higher ranked Nika Kukharchuk in three sets. Brodsky who is a former top 200 in the world player shown an iron will and calmness due to experience to win in a third set tiebreaker.
Tuesday action will see the other half of the first round singles take place and there will 5 seeds in action including Marcela Zacarias of Mexico who is currently ranked 560 in the world.