No. 3 seed Ann Li (USA) defeated Hayley Carter (WC) 6-3, 6-2 in her opening-round match at the Braidy Industries Tennis Classic.

ASHLAND, Ky. — Four seeded players, including top-seed Madison Brengle (USA), advanced in first-round play in the Braidy Industries $60,000 Women’s Tennis Classic at the Ashland Tennis Center on Wednesday. The lone seed to fall was No. 2 Anna Kalinskaya (RUS). She lost to qualifier Alexa Glatch (USA) 6-4, 6-4.

Defending champion Gail Brodsky (USA) is scheduled to play her second-round match against Katie Swan (GRB) today.

The Tennis Classic is again part of the US Open Wild Card Challenge in 2019. Three players who played in the Ashland tournament last year — with primary sponsors of Braidy Industries and Bon Secours Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital — went on to compete in the 2018 US Open: Caroline Dolehide, Asia Muhammad, and Whitney Osuigwe. Eleven others made it to the US Open Qualifier, including champion Brodsky.

All of the 2019 Main Draw tournament matches are available via live scoring.


Wednesday, July 24

Singles – Main Draw

(5) Robin Anderson (USA) def. (LL) Angelina Gabueva (RUS) 6-1, 6-2

Alexa Glatch (USA) def. (2) Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

Hanna Chang (USA) def. Gabriela Talaba (ROU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0

Abbie Myers (AUS) def. Yuxuan Zhang (CHN) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

(4) Na-Lae Han (KOR) def. Victoria Duval (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Vladica Babic (MNE) def. Jamie Loeb (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Maegan Manasse (USA) def. Lorraine M. Guillermo (USA) 6-3, 6-1

Catherine Harrison (USA) def. Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 6-4, 6-2

(1) Madison Brengle (USA) def. Jennifer Elie (USA) 6-3, 6-3

(7) Ellen Perez (AUS) def. Anastasia Nefedova (USA) 7-5, 6-3

Katie Swan (GBR) def. Magdalena Frech (POL) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Maria Sanchez (USA) def. Fatma AL Nabhani (OMA) 6-4, 6-0


(1) Hayley Carter (USA)/Maegan Manasse (USA) def. Zoe Hives (AUS)/Gabriela Talaba (ROU) 6-1, 6-1

Brynn Boren (USA)/Gail Brodsky (USA) def. Ann Li (USA)/Jamie Loeb (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Na-Lae Han (KOR)/Dabin Kim (KOR) def. (2) Yu-Chieh Hsieh (TPE)/ Xiaodi You (CHN) 7-5, 7-6(1)

En Shuo Liang (TPE)/Ayaka Okuno (JPN) def. (3) Pei Hsuan Chen (TPE)/Fang-Hsien Wu (TPE) 7-6(5), 3-6, [11-9]


Thursday, July 25

Singles — Main Draw

Court 1 – starting at 10:00 a.m.

(3) Ann Li (USA) vs. Maria Sanchez (USA)

(1) Madison Brengle vs. Maegan Manasse (USA)

(5) Robin Anderson (USA) vs. Xiaodi You (CHN)

Doubles Match – Not before 5:00

(1) Hayley Carter (USA)/Maegan Manasse (USA) vs. Brynn Boren (USA)/Gail Brodsky (USA)

Singles — Main Draw

Court 3 – starting at 10:00 a.m.

Vladica Babic (MNE) vs. Alexa Glatch (USA)

Katie Swan (GRB) vs. Gail Brodsky (USA)

(8) Zoe Hives (AUS) vs. Abbie Myers (AUS)

Doubles Match

Vladica Babic (MNE)/Julia Rosenqvist (SWE) vs. Emina Bektas (USA)/Catherine Harrison (USA)

Singles — Main Draw

Court 5 – starting at 10:00 a.m.

Catherine Harrison (USA) vs. (7) Ellen Perez (AUS)

Hanna Chang (USA) vs. (4) Na-Lae Han (KOR)

Doubles Match

Sanaz Marand (USA)/Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) vs. En Shuo Liang (TPE)/Ayaka Okuno (JPN)

Maria Sanchez (USA)/Katie Swan (GBR) vs. Na-Lae Han (KOR)/Dabin Kim (KOR)


US Open Wild Card Challenge

The USTA will be awarding one (1) women’s main draw wild card into 2019 US Open based on performance in specific ITF World Tennis Tour events and specific WTA Tour events. The wild card will be awarded to the American player with the highest total of cumulative WTA singles ranking points from their best three (3) results – including points earned in qualifying and main draw:


  • Week of July 8 – ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Honolulu, HI
  • Week of July 15 – ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Berkeley, CA
  • Week of July 22 – ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Ashland, KY / ITF World Tennis Tour W80 Granby, CAN
  • Week of July 29 – ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Lexington, KY / San Jose WTA Premier / Washington, D.C. WTA International
  • Week of August 5 – ITF World Tennis Tour W60 Landisville, PA / Toronto WTA Premier 5