Auburn’s Hampton falls in Challenger first round

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM – German-born tennis pro and Auburn resident Jamie Hampton’s hopes to make a repeat trip to the USTA $25,000 Pro Circuit Challenger semifinal fell short in the opening round Tuesday, as she fell 6-4, 7-5 to Ye-ra Lee of Korea.

Tuesday Results:

SINGLESMaria-Fernanda ALVES (BRA) d. Kumiko IIJIMA (JPN) 6-3, 6-1Melissa TORRES-SANDOVAL (MEX) d. Akiko YONEMURA (JPN) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2Soledad ESPERON (ARG) d. Irina FALCONI (USA) 7-5, 6-4Ahsha ROLLE (USA) d. Alexis GORDON (USA) 7-5, 6-4Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) d. Lauren ALBANESE (USA) 6-2, 6-4Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG) d. Sophie FERGUSON (AUS) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5Michaela PASTIKOVA (CZE) d. Chin-Wei CHAN (TPE) 0-6, 7-6(7), 6-2Ye-Ra LEE (KOR) d. Jamie HAMPTON (USA) 6-4, 7-5

DOUBLESMaria-Fernanda ALVES (BRA) / Soledad ESPERON (ARG) d. Mary GAMBALE (USA) / Kelly IRVING (USA) 6-1, 6-1Kimberly COUTS (USA) / Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) d. Raquel KOPS-JONES (USA) / Abigail SPEARS (USA) 6-7(5), 6-1, [10-4]Michaela PASTIKOVA (CZE) / Ahsha ROLLE (USA) d. Catrina THOMPSON (USA) / Christian THOMPSON (USA) 6-2, 6-3 Salome DEVIDZE (GEO) / Anna ORLIK (BLR) d. Chin-Wei CHAN (TPE) / Tetiana LUZHANSKA (UKR) 6-2, 2-6, [10-6