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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Escobedo, Dolehide and Baptiste Reach Final Round of Australian Open Qualifying; Videos of Eddie Herr 16s and ITF Finals

Day Four of qualifying at the Australian Open features eight Americans hoping to join the three who reached the final round of qualifying with victories Wednesday. Ernesto Escobedo, who is on a seven-match winning streak to start the year after winning the Bendigo Challenger last week, is through to the final round, as are Caroline Dolehide and Hailey Baptiste. At least one of the eight is guaranteed to advance, with Francesca Di Lorenzo meeting Christina McHale.

Wednesday's results and Thursday's second round matches involving Americans are below. (udpated 8 a.m. Thursday)

Second round:
Emilio Gomez[23](ECU) d. Mitchell Krueger 6-3, 7-5
Ernesto Escobedo d. Andrea Vavassori[A](ITA) 7-6(3), 6-4\

Yue Yuan(CHN) d. Caty McNally[21] 7-6(1), 6-4
Harriet Dart[11](GBR) d. Alycia Parks 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Caroline Dolehide d. Xiaodi You(CHN) 6-3, 6-2
Hailey Baptiste d. Nina Stojanovic[4](SRB) 6-3, 6-4
Stefanie Voegele[25](SUI) d. Whitney Osuigwe 6-2, 6-4

Second round:
Roman Safiullin(RUS) d. Christopher Eubanks[31] 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Liam Broady[10](GBR) d. JJ Wolf 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Katie Volynets d. Andrea Lazaro Garcia(ESP) 6-2, 6-0
Emina Bektas d. Zoe Hives[WC](AUS) 7-5, 7-5
Lesia Tsurenko[6](UKR) d. Asia Muhammad 6-3, 7-5
Christina McHale d. Francesca Di Lorenzo 6-4, 6-3
Aliona Bolsova(ESP) d. Usue Arconada 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

I've finished processing the videos from the finals of the Eddie Herr 16s and ITF J1. (The Eddie Herr 12s and 14s videos can be found in this post). The videos of the champions are below; videos of the finalists can be seen by clicking on their names: