Altick, McCarthy Reach Shape Invitational Final for Volvo Car Open Wild Card; McNally Ousts Top Seed in Paraguay G1; ISC Carson Acceptances; Leustian Named to Compete in ATP World Tour FInal 14U Event
The finals of the Shape Invitational are set, with Vanderbilt senior Frances Altick and Duke freshman Kaitlyn McCarthy earning a chance at a main draw wild card into next month's WTA Volvo Car Open in Charleston. The runner-up will receive a qualifying wild card, so both know they will be competing on the pro level regardless of the outcome of tomorrow's final.
Altick was something of a lucky loser, because she was beaten in the final round of round robin play by Duke's Beatrice Capra, but Capra had an ankle sprain, so Altick took her place in the semifinals and defeated Lauren Herring 7-5, 5-7, 10-7. Initially the semifinals were to be best of three standard sets, but today the format was changed to a match tiebreaker in lieu of a third set, a change that was agreed to by all four players. McCarthy defeated Alabama recruit Makenna Jones 7-6(4), 6-2 to reach the final.
Group #1: Lauren Herring (B) defeated Jacqueline Pelletier (C) 7-6(5), 6-2
Group #2: Beatrice Capra (B) defeated Frances Altick (C) 6-1, 6-7(4), 1-0(6)
Group #3: Kaitlyn McCarthy (C) defeated Liza Fieldsend (B) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0(10)
Group #4: Paige Cline (C) defeated Sydney Campbell (B) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(7)