By (Michael Schwartz)

On Tuesday afternoon, the Alabama women’s tennis team kicked off the ITF 10k LTP Charleston tournament in Charleston, South Carolina. The duo of sophomore Andie Daniell and senior Erin Routliffe were able to successfully navigate their way to the second round of the tournament after swiftly defeating fellow Americans Akiko Okuda and Maura Schmidt, 6-2, 6-3.

In the singles bracket, Daniell was defeated by Yakan Noi of Japan, 7-5, 7-6(4). Routliffe was met with the same fate as she fell, 6-2, 6-4, to Emiliana Arango of Colombia. Going into the day, both Daniell and Routliffe were ranked No. 33 and No. 18 in singles play, respectively.

The second day of tournament will resume thursday afternoon in Charleston as the No. 34-ranked doubles pair in the nation advances and will meet up with Alyvia Jones and Abigail Forbes, also of the U.S.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports