KENTUCKY (7/21/14) — All three local players in the women’s qualifying draw were knocked out in the first round after going up against formidable opponents in the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships.
Tangerine Manning of Lexington played Petra Rampre from Slovakia. The No. 2 seed in qualifying, Rampre defeated the 42-year old Manning, 6-1, 6-0. Junior player Madeline Rolph duked it out with Marina Shamayko of Russia. Rolph, a rising senior from the Sayre School in Lexington, is one of the top juniors in the state. However, the up-and-comer fell to Shamayko 6-2, 6-1. University of Kentucky Wildcat Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff played American Alexandra Mueller and had to shake off some nerves in the first set and brought a lot more fight to the second.The Wildcat still lost to Mueller, 6-1, 6-3.
Information provided by Rena Baer
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