Live stream set for championship; Jaksic/Zarazua team takes doubles title
Gail Brodsky Braidy Industries Tennis Classic

Gail Brodsky will take on fellow American Maegan Manasse in the main draw singles final Sunday. Photo by Christopher Levy, itftennis.com.

ASHLAND, Ky. — Two American qualifiers played their way into the final in the main draw of the Braidy Industries $60,000 Women’s Tennis Classic at the Ashland Tennis Center on Saturday.

Maegan Manasse needed three sets to beat Misaki Doi of Japan 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2 in a semifinal that lasted nearly two and a half hours. Manasse had two aces and didn’t have any double faults while winning 11 of her 15 services games (73%).

Gail Brodsky took care of her match on the other side of the draw against Jovana Jaksic of Serbia, 6-2, 6-4, in little more than an hour. She won seven of her nine services games (78%).

Manasse and Brodsky will face each other for the championship Sunday on the stadium court beginning at 1 p.m. The match will be broadcast live and can be viewed at ashlandprotennis.com.

The tournament’s top two seeds, No. 1 Caroline Dolehide and No. 2 Nao Hibino, withdrew in their quarterfinals matches on Friday. Hibino was down 1-2 to Brodsky and Dolehide was officially a walkover, not starting her match against Doi.

Jaksic and Renata Zarazua (MEX) defeated Sanaz Marand (USA) and Whitney Osuigwe (USA) in the doubles championship on Saturday 6-3, 5-7, 10-4.

Saturday’s Matches
Singles:
G. Brodsky (USA) def. J. Jaksic (SRB) 6-2, 6-4
M. Manasse (USA) def. M. Doi (JPN) 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2
Doubles:
J. Jaksic/R. Zarazua (MEX) def. S. Marand (USA)/W. Osuigwe (USA) 6-3, 5-7, 10-4

Sunday’s Match
Singles:
Championship — G. Brodsky vs. M. Manasse, 1 p.m., Court 1 (live streamed)

Singles Bracket

Braidy Industries Tennis Bracket

The tournament’s draw & live scoring is available online at itftennis.com.

DRAW & LIVE SCORING AT ITFTENNIS.COM