3 Americans Book Main Draw Spots via Qualifying
It was a good day to represent the red, white and blue on the green clay of Charleston Sunday at the Volvo Car Open.
Caroline Dolehide (pictured), Claire Liu and Francesca Di Lorenzo all won through the qualifying draw with two victories over the weekend, bringing the total number of American women in the main draw to 14.
Both Di Lorenzo and Liu were made to work in three sets, beating Alla Kudryavtseva and Irina Bara, respectively.
Other qualifiers included 2017 Charleston success story Fanny Stollar, Spaniards Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Georgina Garcia Perez and Vera Lapko, a 19 year old from Belarus making her debut on Daniel Island.
Not every American came through on respective qualifying bids, however, with Kayla Day, Jessica Pegula and Sophie Chang falling in final-round bids. In total, eight players earned main draw spots via qualifying.
Dolehide had a dream run in Indian Wells two weeks ago, making the third round. Liu, meanwhile, is the reigning junior champion at Wimbledon.
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