Originally created 11/04/04

Capriati, Molik Advance at Advanta



VILLANOVA, Pa. - Jennifer Capriati survived a scare from Meghann Shaughnessy, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Advanta Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

Shaughnessy was dominant on serve early on and had a clear upper hand in winning the first set. But the fourth-seeded Capriati took control halfway through the second set, breaking Shaughnessy to go up 4-3 and then winning the next two games.

Shaughnessy tied the third set 4-4 after being down 3-1, but in the end Capriati was too much.

Eighth-seeded Alicia Molik won the first five games of her match en route to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Merlene Weingartner to advance to the second round.

In the first singles match of the morning, Nathalie Dechy topped Tina Pisnik 6-3, 6-0.