Unseeded Francesca Dilorenzo of New Albany, Ohio, and No. 10 seed Mia Horvit of Parkland, Fla., have advanced to Sunday's USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships final at Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club.
They are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. in the latest installment of a tournament that, through a run in Virginia Beach that began in 1987, has featured such stars as Lindsay Davenport, Chanda Rubin and Sloane Stephens.
Saturday, before major rain hit the area, Dilorenzo beat Caroline Lampl, of the Northern Virginia town of Bluemont, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, while Horvit beat Ines Vias of Germantown, Md., 6-4, 6-1. That means that the third-place match, set for noon Sunday, will be an all-Mid-Atlantic Section contest of Lampl and Vias.
In doubles, the noon Sunday final will pit Kaitlyn McCarthy of Cary, N.C., and Caroline Turner of Dallas against Ellyse Hamlin of Fairfield, Conn., and Meghan Kelley of Falmouth, Maine.
McCarthy and Turner, the top seeds, edged Lampl and Sophie Chang of Havre de Grace, Md., 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. The New Englanders, who are seeded second, won 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2 against Caroline Brinson of Metairie, La., and Megen Cochran of Calhoun, Ga.
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