Matias Boeker Wins Second Consecutive USTA Pro Circuit Title

June 23, 2003 10:17 AM
Two-time NCAA men's singles champion, Matias Boeker is certainly on a hot streak. Fresh off his dominating championship run at the $10,000 Sunnyvale, CA Futures event, Boeker earned the third title of his young career - and second of the month - with a straight set victory over Vanderbilt University's Bobby Reynolds at the 2003 Shasta Orthodontics $10,000 Futures event in Chico, CA.

As the top seed in Chico, Boeker had little trouble as he ran through the draw, losing only one set along the way. His only "stumble" came in his semifinal match against Russian Nenad Toroman. Toroman succeeding in taking Boeker to three sets, only to be demolished in the deciding set by a score of 6-1. In the finals against Reynolds, Boeker seemed to have little trouble, defeating the nation's top collegiate player in 2003 by a score of 6-2, 6-2.

In addition to his win at Sunnyvale earlier this month Boeker also won the Star Island Tennis Classic of Kissimmee, FL this past January. His win at Chico gives Boeker a total of three career USTA Pro Circuit event titles.

Vanderbilt's Reynolds, a junior from Acworth, GA, was named the NCAA Championships MVP as he led the Commodores to the national final. He ended the season 46-7 on the year and lost in the round of 16 at the NCAA singles championships. He was named the ITA National Player to Watch this past May and was the first player to ever be named ITA National Player of the Month three times in the same season.

In addition, Reynolds was the last player accepted into the main draw of the 2003 Shasta Orthodontics $10,000 Futures event.

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.

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