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Qualifier wins Open

on Monday, 18 October 2021. Posted in Local News, Sports

Emiliana Arango prepares to return a  backhand volley during her match in the McLeod  for Health  Florence Open  at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
On a blustery Sunday afternoon at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center, 20-year-old qualifier Emiliana Arango took control in a final set tiebreaker to upset top-seeded Xiyu Wang to win the McLeod for Health Florence Open. Arango, from Columbia, battled her way through three sets with Wang, from China. In the tiebreaker, Arango won every point and came away with a 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (0) win and the tournament title. Arango is ranked No. 304 in the world by the International Tennis Federation. The doubles title went to the team of Emily Appleton and Yuriko Miyazaki. They defeated Robin Anderson and Elysia Boltonin in the championship match.

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