50K Women's Champion Gets Direct Accept Wild Card into WTA 250 ATX Open - February 22-March 2, 2025

Match Preview 9/27

Eryn Cayetano

Tuesday’s action kicks off with the final round of qualifying taking place on four courts.

All-American Kylie Collins, the former UT standout who transferred to LSU, will look to advance to the main draw on the very courts where she contributed to the Longhorns’ 2021 run to the NCAA Championship title. She faces Dominican Kelly Williford in the second match on Court 3.

Main Draw matches begin this afternoon on North Courts 5, 1 and 2. The first main-draw match on Court 1 will feature Ana Sofia Sanchez (seeded 7th)  against American Samantha Crawford. The pair played against each other at the ITF event on clay in Raleigh, with Crawford claiming a straight-sets victory, 6-3, 7-5.

UT freshman Nicole Rivkin (GER) will square off against Jana Kolodynska on Court 5. Rivkin owns a career high ITF ranking of 53 in the world. Success on the junior ITF tour includes four singles and four doubles titles, most recently Bytom (POL) in 2020.

Doubles action begins today on Court 2 with the American pairing of Liv Hovde and Clervie Ngounoue taking on Alicia Herrero Linana (ESP) and Melany Solange Krywoj (ARG). Hovde enters the H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open with a dazzling record in 2022, highlighted by J1 tournament victories in San Diego, Roehampton and the Junior Championships at Wimbledon. Ngounoue won her first main draw doubles match at the US Open this year, while also advancing to the quarterfinals of the Junior US Open draw.

The final match on Court 5 features top doubles seeds Fernanda Contreras Gomez (MEX) and Catherine Harrison (USA) against Rasheeda McAdoo (USA) and Ayaka Okuno (JPN).

The last time Harrison and Contreras Gomez played together, they made a finals run at the W100 event in Surbiton. The H-E-B Women’s Pro Tennis Open is the first time McAdoo and Okuno will play doubles together.