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Matias Boeker Wins Title at 2003 Futures of Sunnyvale $10K Event

June 16, 2003 10:19 AM

As a former two-time NCAA men's singles champion, Matias Boeker is used to big wins. He got another big win on Sunday, as he defeated fellow American Kean Feeder by a score of 6-2, 6-2 to claim the title at the 2003 Futures of Sunnyvale $10K event, along with the $1300 winners check. The Sunnyvale win earned Boeker his second USTA Pro Circuit title of 2003. He also won the Star Island Tennis Classic of Kissimmee, FL in January.

Boeker entered the event as the No. 2 seed, and tore through the bottom half of the draw without dropping a set. He breezed into the quarterfinals, where he met third-seeded Dirk Stegmann of South Africa. Stegmann, who needed three sets to win two of his three earlier round matches, was overwhelmed by Boeker 6-4, 6-3, setting up the title match with Feeder.

Feeder, who was scheduled to play 4th-seeded Shao Xuan Zeng of China in the first round, caught a break when Zeng withdrew and was replaced with lucky loser Jonathan Chu. Feeder never faced a seeded player until he reached the finals, though three of his four victories in the tournament went three sets. In the finals, Boeker proved to be too much for Feeder, posting an easy 6-2, 6-2 victory.

The USTA organizes, sponsors, and administers the USTA Pro Circuit - the gateway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis professionals, and a frequent battleground for established players. The 2003 circuit features nearly 100 events for men and women. Prize money at the USTA Pro Circuit events range from $10,000 to $75,000, with more than $3 million in purses this year. Players also earn valuable ATP and WTA tour ranking points. The USTA Pro Circuit boasts as alumni some of the biggest names in tennis, many of whom have gone on to Grand Slam titles, including Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Chanda Rubin, Tim Henman, James Blake, and Mary Pierce.

To check out the USTA Pro Circuit schedule for an event coming to your area, click here.

 

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