Great straight set win today for Georgia's Rising Sophomore Ellen Perez over NCAA Champion Jamie Loeb in the qualifying final of the Sumter ITF. Score was 7-5 7-5. Loeb advanced to the main draw as a lucky loser. Lots of current and former college players in this tournament.
She's been playing $50k but hasn't made it past the 2nd round.
Had a good showing in her last $25k in El Paso but that tournament looked like another college match, as she defeated Brady in the finals.
Always interesting how they'll do in the pro's.
First 3 years is usually scripted like this, so I hope to she resurfaces in a few:
1) At least QF showings in $50k, get enough points to get to Top 120
2) Qualify for WTA events, do battle to make it into MD
3) Better performance against Top 50 players, improving opportunities to win, development stage to get to next level
Also, it should be noted that Routliffe/Jansen didn't get a wildcard after winning the NCAA championship because Routliffe is Canadian, but they qualified by winning the women's doubles open tournament. They will be playing the #6 seed Kops-Jones/Spears.