Lourdes Carlé continues her good week after defeating Ukraine’s Yuliia Starodubtseva in straight sets (6-2, 7-5) in the second round of the ITF W60 in Charlottesville. The Argentinian will face the local Grace Mini in the quarterfinals.
good opportunity Lourdes Carle continues to advance in this competitive ITF tournament in Charlottesville after a good debut with a fast-court win over Yuki Naito. His competitor today was a Ukrainian Julia Starodubtsevaa player outside the Top 570 on the list who had passed the preliminary stage and wanted to surprise by making his first weapons at this level after his experience in college tennis.
Carlé in Charlottesville’s top eight
A great start for Lourdes who were much better than their rivals from the start and scored two breaks in a row to make it 3-0 on the scoreboard. The fourth game would bring the first ups and downs for Argentina, facing 0-40 and then another break point, but they would emerge unscathed. Not only did Carlé get out without conceding the game yet, he also made another break to go 5-0. Starodubtseva would find her footing in the match, also taking advantage of a slight slump in South America, dropping one break and then going 2-5. Carlé yes, he finally ended the first set 6-2.
Much more changes the development of the second series. Lourdes started better again, but the Ukrainian caught the break right away, so everything remained even. History would quickly turn very favorable for Argentina, who added two more breaks and ended up 5-2 and were very close to victory due to the way the game was going. However, as in the previous set, Starodubtseva went from less to more, shifting all the pressure to her rival and returning two breaks, taking advantage of the Argentinian’s very erratic flow. After another break Lourdes did not hesitate again and sealed their victory with a final 7-5.