Tennis: Hampton Roads players Spooner, Hudson fall in first round of qualifying for Kingsmill women's event

A pair of Hampton Roads players each lost their opening matches Sunday in qualifying for the Kingsmill Resort Tennis Classic, a $10,000 minor-league clay-court women's pro event in the Williamsburg area.

Former Walsingham Academy standout Clare Spooner, a reserve player for the University of Virginia, fell 6-0, 6-0 to the No. 2 qualifying seed, Sonja Molnar, who has played No. 1 for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Shannon Hudson of Virginia Beach, an 11th-grader who won the state singles crown as a First Colonial High sophomore, lost 6-2, 7-5 to one of the best young players in New England, Nicole Frenkel.

Frenkel's second-round qualifying match will be against U.Va. starter Maria Fuccillo, who ousted Julia Browne 6-3, 6-2.

Play will resume at 10 a.m. Monday and will continue through the week.

Results and pairings from the $10,000 outdoor clay-court women's tournament (players are American unless noted):
First round:
Amanda Rodgers d. Khristina Blajkevitch (Canada) 6-2, 6-3;
Caroline Dailey d. Leslie Hansen 6-1, 6-0;
Courtney Colton d. Eva Raszkiewicz 6-4, 6-0;
Stephanie Smith d. Lea Kotto 6-1, 6-1;
Maria Fuccillo d. Julia Browne 6-3, 6-2;
Nicole Frenkel d. Shannon Hudson (Virginia Beach) 6-2, 7-5;
Caroline Doyle d. Ammu Mandalap 6-1, 6-0;
Jessica Lawrence d. Dewonder Davis 6-0, 6-0;
Dominique Damian d. Jasmine Minor 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4;
Louise Johansson (Sweden) d. Jenna Peng 6-0, 6-1;
Charlotte Petrick (Canada) d. Madeleine Kobelt 1-6, 6-1, 6-3;
Mariya Slupska (Ukraine) d. Nicole Collie (Australia) 6-0, 6-3;
Tornado Alicia Black d. Laura Deigman (Great Britain) 6-4, 6-3;
Shilin Xu (China) d. Trelsie Sadler 6-1, 6-2;
Rachel May Pierson d. Rachel Smilansky 6-3, 6-1;
Luicelena Perez (Venezuela) d. Zaruhi Harutyunyan (Armenia) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2;
Jeannez Daniel d. Lizeth Ramirez (Colombia) 6-4, 6-1;
Olena Leonchuk (Ukraine) d. Keisha Clousing 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (3-7), 6-2.

Second round:
Komal Safdar d. (1) Alessondra Parra 4-6, 6-4, 6-3;
Rodgers vs. Dailey;
(2) Sonja Molnar d. Clare Spooner (Williamsburg) 6-0, 6-0;
Colton vs. Smith;
Fuccillo vs. Frenkel;
Doyle vs. Samantha Asch;
Lawrence vs. Kseniia Berestetskaya (Ukraine);
Damian vs. Steffanie Kukas (Australia);
Johansson vs. Elizabeth Begley;
Petrick vs. Elizabeth Vlachakis;
Slupska vs. Black;
Xu vs. Tristen Dewar;
Pierson vs. Mingxiu Du (China);
Perez vs. Maxine Thomas;
Daniel vs. Elyse Steiner;
Leonchuk vs. Gabrielle Smith.

The singles qualifying draw, the only bracket available as of Sunday night, is here:

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