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2003 Yum! Brands / Pepsi-Cola Challenger Heating Up in Louisville

July 31, 2003 02:57 PM

The Yum! Brands / Pepsi-Cola $50,000 Women's Tennis Championship of Louisville is underway and several top Americans have advanced to the round of 16, including the top 3 seeds in the event. No. 1 seed Samantha Reeves, No. 2 Ansley Cargill (from Atlanta, GA), and No 3 Lindsay Lee-Waters (also from Atlanta) made it past the first round with relative ease. Other Americans advancing were Tara Snyder, Bea Bielik, Teryn Ashley and Jessica Lenhoff.

Played at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center at the University of Louisville, the total prize money for this USTA Pro Circuit Challenger is $50,000, with each singles winner pocketing $7,200 and each doubles championship team taking home $3,100.

The women's winner of the tournament will receive a Wild Card into the main draw of the WTA $170,000 Quebec City championship in October.

Download the complete singles and doubles draws and view them using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The USTA organizes, sponsors and administers the USTA Professional 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 USTA Professional Circuit events range from $10,000 to $75,000, with more than $3 million in total purse. Players also earn valuable ATP and Sanex WTA tour ranking points.

Among the players to have launched notable careers on the USTA Professional Circuit are: Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Patrick Rafter, Mary Pierce, Todd Martin, Chanda Rubin, Alexandra Stevenson, Jan-Michael Gambill, Anna Kournikova, Meghann Shaughnessy, James Blake and Andy Roddick.

 

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