Central Coast Pro Tennis Open Main Draw Begins Today

The main draw has been set in singles and doubles at the second annual Central Coast Pro Tennis Open as first-round play begins on Tuesday, as well as the final round of qualifying, in the USTA Women’s $60,000 Pro Circuit event being played this week at the Templeton Tennis Ranch.

Tuesday will be highlighted by a full slate of doubles matches and three All-American first-round singles matches, with four of the six players having once been ranked in the WTA World Tour Top 100.

Giuliana Olmos attempts to qualify today.

Former USTA Girls’ National Champion and 19-year-old Ashley Kratzer will take on No. 2 seeded Madison Brengle (world-ranking high No. 35); No. 4-seed Jessica Pegula (top world-ranking No. 123) will play Louisa Chirico (top world-ranking No. 58); and Lauren Davis (top world-ranking No. 26) will take on Victoria Duval (top world-ranking No. 87). The other American on the schedule on Tuesday is wild card Daniello Lao, who last month qualified for the US Open.

In final-round qualifying matches, American Hayley Carter takes on Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos, former UC-Berkeley All-American Maegan Manasse plays former Notre Dame star Quinn Gleason, and American’s Hanna Chang and top-seeded Robin Anderson formerly of UCLA also play in separate matches for a coveted spot in the main draw.

In a first-round match on Wednesday former Junior Grand Slam champions, top-seeded Taylor Townsend will play former US Open Junior Girls’ singles winner Kayla Day of Santa Barbara.

The Templeton High School FFA Club will be hosting a BBQ on Friday, Sept. 28 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Recently the SLO County Supervisors designated the week of September 23 through September 30 as “Tennis Awareness Week” in SLO County, lending their support to this world-class event and the sport of tennis.

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