FLORENCE, S.C. – Virginia women’s tennis player Hibah Shaikh has advanced to the second round at the McLeod for Health Florence Open, an ITF World Tennis Tour W25 event in Florence, S.C.

Shaikh, who was given a wildcard entry into the tournament, defeated qualifier Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz 6-4, 6-4 to move on to the second round of the tournament.

Shaikh fell 6-0, 6-1 against Texas alum and 2022 NCAA Singles champion Peyton Stearns in the second round.