Arconada Dominates 9th Annual Sea Colony Tournament

American Usue Maitane Arconada dominates ninth annual Sea Colony Tournament in Bethany Beach Delaware.

It was quite the week in Delaware for Usue Maitane Arconada.

The young American, who was born in Argentina, took the singles and doubles titles at the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit clay court event. Arconada did not drop a set in her singles run to the championship, and became only the second player to win this tournament’s singles and doubles crown in the same year. 

The tournament took place from June 3-9. 

This is the ninth year that Sea Colony has hosted a USTA Pro Circuit tournament in Bethany Beach, and the first year of the tournament being a $25,000 event. Beautiful weather greeted the tournament early in the week, but the chance of rain loomed for the remainder of the event, causing a few changes in the schedule.

The middle of the week highlighted the longest officially timed match in tournament history. Petia Arshinkova from Bulgaria bested America’s Peyton Stearns 7(6) 7-6(11) 7-6(4), in a 4-hour, 11-minute marathon match. 

Fast forward to the doubles final on Saturday and the top-seeded duo of Usue Maitane Arconada and Hayley Carter of the United States held off the third-seeded Dea Herdzelas and Tereza Mihalikov, 6-4 6-4. Arconada and Carter breezed into the final, only dropping one set on the entire event, which occured in the semifinals. 

It was Arconada again who claimed the Singles title as well just one day later, on Sunday. She cruised to a 6-1, 6-1, straight-set win over 17-year-old Natasha Subhash. 

Catch up on all the tournaments results here.

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