Lauren Herring's run at the U.S. Tennis Association's Spring International Championships has ended.
The Greenville resident, seeded No. 12, lost 6-0, 6-0 to No. 8 seeded Sachia Vickery on Thursday in the round of 16 of the girls 18s age division at the tournament at Carson, Calif.
Herring had opened two victories at the sixth annual ITF Junior-sanctioned event.
Vickery, from Hollywood, Fla., is just 14, and she joined two 15-year-olds - all playing up in age divisions - in advancing to the final eight in the girls’ 18s division.
“You could say I was in the zone,” Vickery, who is traveling with her longtime coach Otis Johnson, said in an event news release. “I came out for that first point and just couldn’t miss. I think I made two unforced errors the whole match.”
Vickery, who trains part of the year at the USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., will play wild-card Emina Bektas in Friday’s quarterfinal.
Vickery was joined in the quarterfinals by 15-year-olds Madison Keys and Krista Hardebeck of California. Hardebeck beat longtime rival Ashley Dai, 6-2, 6-1, and No. 5-seeded Keys defeated Karyna Alesha of Belarus.
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