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.
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.