Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2013) – After just two women’s quarterfinal matches were completed, the rains came and washed out the rest of play on Friday at the Childhelp Desert Classic being played at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort
Danka Kovinic of Montenegro beat No. 8-seeded Tara Moore of Great Britain, 6-0, 6-4, and Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway eliminated 16-year-old American wild card Louisa Chirico, 6-2, 7-5.
The two other quarterfinal matches were not completed with top-seeded Julie Coin of France leading Lisa Whybourn of Great Britain, 6-3, 6-5, and Japanese qualifier Sachie Ishizu locked in a 5-5 first-set battle against 15-year-old Switzerland qualifier Belinda Bencic.
Both matches will be completed on Saturday, as will both doubles semifinals and the doubles final.
Childhelp Merv Griffin Village provides a home for 80-100 children that have been severely abused or abandoned by their parents. Several of the participants in the event will be visiting the facility and conducting a tennis clinic for the children.
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Main Draw Singles
wc: Wild Card; q: Qualifier; ll: Lucky Loser
Danka Kovinic (MNE) def. Tara Moore (GBR)  6-0, 6-4