No. 3 seed Ann Li (USA) defeated Maria Sanchez (USA) to advance to the quarterfinals of the Braidy Industries Tennis Classic on Thursday.

ASHLAND, Ky. — Quarterfinals were set Thursday in the Braidy Industries $60,000 Women’s Tennis Classic at the Ashland Tennis Center. Last year’s finalist Maegan Manasse advanced to the round of eight after a retirement in her match against top-seed Madison Brengle (USA).

Defending champion Gail Brodsky (USA) lost to Katie Swan (GRB) 6-1, 6-2.

The highest remaining seed is Ann Li (USA) at No. 3. She defeated Maria Sanchez (USA) 6-1, 6-2.

Player resumes this morning at 11 a.m.

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.


Thursday, July 25

Singles – Main Draw

(3) Ann Li (USA) def. Maria Sanchez (USA) 6-1, 6-2

Alexa Glatch (USA) def. Vladica Babic (MNE) 6-1, 6-2

(7) Ellen Perez (AUS) def. Catherine Harrison (USA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

Maegan Manasse (USA) def. (1) Madison Brengle 5-1 Retired

Katie Swan (GBR) def. Gail Brodsky (USA) 6-1, 6-2

Hanna Chang (USA) def. Na-Lae Han (KOR) 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-1

(5) Robin Anderson (USA) def. Xiaodi You (CHN) 6-4, 6-0

(8) Zoe Hives (AUS) def. Abbie Myers (AUS) 6-3, 6-4


Sanaz Marand (USA)/Caitlin Whorisky (USA) def. En Shuo Liang (TPE)/Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 7-6(4), 6-4

Vladic Babic (MNE)/Julia Rosenqvist (SWE) def. Emina Bektas (USA)Catherine Harrison (USA) Withdrawl

Maria Sanchez (USA)/Katie Swan (GBR) def. Na-Lae Han (KOR)/Dabin Kim (KOR) 7-6(3), 6-3

(1) Hayley Carter (USA)/Maegan Manasse (USA) def. Brynn Boren (USA)/Gail Brodsky (USA) 6-2, 6-7(5), [10-8]


Friday, July 26

Singles – Main Draw

Court 1 – starting at 11:00 a.m.

(5) Robin Anderson (USA) vs. Alexa Glatch (USA)

(3) Ann Li (USA) vs. Katie Swan (GBR)

Doubles Match

(1) Hayley Carter (USA)/Maegan Manasse (USA) vs. Vladica Babic (MNE)/Julia Rosenqvist (SWE)

Doubles Match – Not before 5:00

Sanaz Marand (USA)/Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) vs. Maria Sanchez (USA)/Katie Swan (GBR)

Singles – Main Draw

Court 3 – starting at 11:00 a.m.

Maegan Manasse (USA) vs. (7) Ellen Perez (AUS)

(8) Zoe Hives (AUS) vs. Hanna Chang (USA)


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