Melissa Kandinata of Cary overcame nerves but couldn't overcome a
veteran player as the 15-year-old made her debut in the world of
professional tennis on Tuesday in Raleigh.
Kandinata, who was the event's local wild-card entry, lost to USTA Pro
Circuit veteran Tetiana Luzhanska, 26, of Ukraine, 6-0, 6-2, in their
first-round match in the $50,000 RBC Bank Women's Challenger at the
North Hills Club, according to an event news release.