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Qualifiers advance in Austrian tennis

June 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

BAD GASTEIN, Austria, June 13 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Chichi Scholl and Dia Evtimova picked up victories Wednesday as first-round play wrapped up at the Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.

Scholl rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Zuzana Ondraskova with six breaks in seven receiving games. Scholl won 57 percent of the points on serve, but 62 percent when receiving.

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She lost her serve twice in the first set, but offset that with three breaks in each set.

Evtimova got by wild-card entrant Barbara Haas 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 again having success off her opponent's serve. She had 11 breaks in 14 games and won 61 percent of the points when Haas served.

No. 3-seeded Ksenia Pervak finished off a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win over Lara Arruabarrena-Veci and Yvonne Meusburger ousted fifth-seeded Petra Martic 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) in matches that had been on Tuesday's schedule.

Other results Wednesday saw sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu defeat Kathrin Woerle 7-5, 1-6, 6-3; No. 8-seed Johanna Larsson stop Jana Cepelova 6-4, 7-6 (7-1); Jill Craybas advance over Nina Bratchikova 7-5, 6-3; and

Patricia Mayr-Achleitner down Nicole Rottmann 6-2, 6-3

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