June 17th, 2019

Argentine Lourdes Carle Beats UF Player Victoria Emma in ITF Wesley Chapel Tennis Final

USTA Pro Circuit

Argentine teen Maria Lourdes Carle won her first ITF/USTA Pro Circuit event of the year on Sunday when she stopped the run of American teen Victoria Emma 6-3, 6-1 in the all-qualifier final of the $15,000 ITF World Tour Saddlebrook Resort W15 in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

The 19-year-old Lourdes Carle improved to 3-1 in career ITF/USTA finals, winning her first title since Sao Jose Campos, Brazil, in March of last year. It was her first career title on U.S. soil.

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In the quarterfinals the Argentine outlasted No. 1 seed Tori Kinard of the U.S. 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, the only set she dropped during the tournament, and in the semifinals upset No. 4 seed Allura Zamarripa of the U.S. 7-5, 6-4.

The 19-year-old Emma, a rising junior on the University of Florida women’s team, did not face a seed en route to the finals, and was appearing in her first ITF/USTA final. She also only dropped one set en route to the finals, in the semis edging fellow American Lauren Proctor 6-1, 6-7(3), 7-6(7).

It was Emma’s first USTA Pro Circuit tournament of the year. The Naples, Fla., native had never reached the main draw at a USTA Pro Circuit event in four previous qualifying attempts.

In the all-American doubles final the teenage No. 3 seeded Zamarripa sisters, Allure and Maribella, upset the top-seeded team of Kylie Collins and Sofia Sewing 3-6, 6-4, 13-11.

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