Melissa Zacarias ( MEX) had a hard fought two set victory over Nicole Hoynaski (AUS) 7-5, 7-5. Hoynaski was up in both sets early but Zacarias fought back to win in straight sets.
Second seed Tori Kinard of Pasadena won 6-4, 6-2 against Lorraine Guillermo (USA) in a hard hitting baseline battle.
Alexa Graham of New York defeated 2014 champion Gail Brodsky of Seattle 7-5, 6-3. Graham who will be a sophomore at University of North Carolina in September ground out some tough rallies against the experienced Brodsky, a former top 200 player.
Also, victorious was Kana Daniel recent University of Penn graduate 7-5, 7-6 against Canadian Charlotte Petrick.
Thursday’s round of 16 matches will feature
- one all Canadian match up of Daniella Silva vs Wendy Zhang and
- two Japan vs USA matchups – the first being Michiko Ozeki against Meghan Kelley and the second match up will be Michiko Miyahara vs Jessica Ho.
- the fourth matchups will be an USA vs Canada clash with Frances Altick against Rosie Johanson.
The four singles matches will be followed by the doubles semifinals.