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Former Wildcats Jomby/Quigley Move Into Kentucky Bank Semifinals

Former Wildcats Jomby/Quigley Move Into Kentucky Bank Semifinals

Third-seeded Laura Robson out in upset on Thursday

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In front of a packed house on Thursday night at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky – former University of Kentucky All-Americans Tom Jomby (FRA) and Eric Quigley (USA) advanced into the doubles semifinals with a 6-3, 0-6, 10-4 win to book their spot into the night session on Friday night.

 

Jomby and Quigley will be first on court Friday night at the Boone Tennis Center with the night session scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Jomby and Quigley will face Marcos Giron (USA)/Jose Statham (NZL). Also featured in Friday night’s session will be fourth-seeded Michael Mmoh (USA) facing Daniel Nguyen (USA) in the singles main draw competition.

 

The former Wildcat All-Americans got two breaks of serve in the opening set from the fourth-seeded pairing of Jarryd Chalin (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) and raced out to a 6-3 first-set win in just under 30 minutes. In the second set, Quigley and Jomby did not get a game off of Chaplin and Saville, as the Aussie pair won all nine points on their first serve in the set to send the match to a third-set tiebreak.

 

In the tiebreak, Jomby and Quigley got a mini-break right off the bat with a return winner from Quigley – and then got three more breaks along the way to a 10-4 win in the 10-point tiebreak. With the win, the pairing – who had never played together before this week – booked their spot into the semifinals.

 

In the men’s singles draw, the No. 1 seed was ousted as Dominik Koepfer (GER) defeated Alexander Bublik (KAZ) in three sets to end the night session at Boone. Koepfer took the first set with an early break of serve that he rode all the way to the end of the frame. After having a chance to serve for the match at 5-4 in the second, Koepfer dropped serve, and the final three games of the set to force a third. In the third, Koepfer won all six games, serving at 80 percent to win the match and complete the upset.

 

In the women’s singles draw, Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) upset third-seeded Laura Robson (GBR) in the afternoon session in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. Andrianjafitrimo broke Robson’s serve at 4-3 in the first set, but Robson got the break right back to level the opening set at four all. Andrianjafitrimo then held for five all in the first set, and won the next two successive games for a 7-5 opening set. In the second set, Robson got one break of serve at 3-0 after Andrianjafitrimo had a double-break lead – but Andrianjafitrimo cruised to a 6-1 set win to clinch the match.

 

Men’s Singles

Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Jared Hiltzik (USA) 6-4, 6-3

Daniel Nguyen (USA) def. [5] James McGee (IRL) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Michael Mmoh (USA) def. Ryan Haviland (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Dominik Koepfer (GER) def. [1] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0

 

Men’s Doubles: Quarterfinals

Luke Bambridge (GBR)/David O’Hare (IRL) def. Tristain McCormick/Trey Yates (USA) 6-4, 6-2

Tom Jomby (FRA)/Eric Quigley (USA) def. Jarryd Chaplin/Luke Saville (AUS) 6-3, 0-6, 10-4

 

Women’s Singles

Amanda Anisimova (USA) def. Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) 6-0, 6-1

Vera Lapko (BLR) def. Erin Routliffe (CAN) 6-4, 6-1

[7] Grace Min (USA) def. Julia Elbaba (USA) 7-5, 6-1

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA) def. [3] Laura Robson (GBR) 7-5, 6-1

[WC] Emina Bektas (USA) def. Katy Dunne (GBR) 6-1. 6-4

[WC] Allie Kiick (USA) def. [5] Chloe Paquet (FRA) 6-4, 7-5

[2] Sofia Kenin (USA) def. [WC] Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-4, 6-2

Robin Anderson (USA) def. [6] Irina Falconi (USA) 6-7 (0), 6-2, 6-2

 

Women’s Doubles

[1] Hiroko Kuwata (JPN)/Valeria Savinykh (RUS) def. Madeline Kobelt/Julia Elbaba (USA) 6-3, 6-1

Emina Baktas/Francesca De Lorenzo (USA) def. Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS)/Ronit Yurovsky (USA) 6-3, 6-2

[2] Vera Lapko (BLR)/Priscilla Hon (AUS) def. Chanelle van Nguyen/Allie Kiick (USA) 6-0, 6-4

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA)/Ellie Jennider (USA) def. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)/Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-3, 6-4

 

Some of the best young tennis players in the world will once again take center stage in Lexington this summer, as the United States Tennis Association’s Pro Circuit comes to town July 31 through Aug. 1 at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center on the University of Kentucky’s campus. The 2017 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championship is a $75,000 challenger for the men, and $60,000 for the women – ranking it as one of the most prestigious prizes along the road to the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow this summer.

 

Tickets are available now online at the tournament’s official website, lexingtonchallenger.com – and can be purchased in week-long packages, or single-day increments. Tickets are $10 per day, and $50 for a week-long pass.

 

The USTA has 94 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. On average, more than 1,100 men and women from 79 countries compete on the USTA Pro Circuit annually for more than $3 million in prize money and valuable ATP and WTA Tour ranking points.
For more information contact:
Chris Shoals (cmsh223@uky.edu513-312-2489)

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