It was an interesting match up first round in the qualifying draw when Las Vegas local Naomi Cheong drew another local girl named Abigail Desiatnikov. These two are no strangers to each other as they train out of the same academy and work with the same coach, Tim Blenkiron. Tim runs the No Quit Tennis Academy based out of Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas. These two have played each other many times before and know each other’s games quit well. It was an epic battle and a close one at that with Naomi taking the win 7-5, 6-3. Cheong will now face the #7 seed from Russia, Elena Bovina who had a convincing win over young American Theresa Papikian 6-2, 6-1 earlier today. They will play third round on the 2nd match court tomorrow afternoon.