Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017


Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017

At the competition in American Lexington (prize fund $60K), the Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko (241) won against the American Jennifer Elie (270), 6:3, 2:6, 6:3, in the last 32. Lapko will compete for a place in the quarterfinals against the New Zealand tennis player Erin Routliffe (1164).

Belarusian tennis player Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philip Oswald became semi-finalists of the Generali Open tournament in Austrian Kitzbühel (prize fund 482K euros).

Their second match in the tournament against the Polish-Serbian tandem Marcin Matkowski / Nenad Zimonjic was held with mixed success. Mirnyi and Oswald lost the first set 4:6, then snatched the victory in the tiebreak 7:6 (7:3) and finished the opponents in the last set 10:6. The meeting lasted 1 hour 34 minutes.

At the start of the tournament, the Belarusian-Austrian duo beat the Austrian duo Tristan-Samuel Weissborn / Gerald Melzer, 7:5, 6:3.

Another Belarusian Andrei Vasilevsky and Chilean Hans Podlipnik-Castillo will also try to reach the semifinals today: they will compete with the Argentine-Chilean tandem Horacio Zeballos / Giulio Peralta in the quarterfinals.

At the women's tournament Citi Open in Washington (prize fund $226K), Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (121) will meet with German tennis player Sabin Lisicki (190) in the last 16.