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American's Battle for Title at WRAL-TV 5 Challenger in Raleigh

May 4, 2004 12:56 PM

Americans occupied all four semifinal slots in the WRAL TV-5 Tennis Classic in Raleigh, NC. The American contingent included the USTA Southern Section's own Lindsay Lee-Waters, the tournament's top seed, who entered the event with a world ranking of 99. Lee-Waters fell to fourth-seeded Mashona Washington in the top half of the draw 6-1 6-2, while third-seeded Marissa Irvin took out Jenny Hopkins in the bottom half, 6-2 6-4.

Irvin, currently ranked No. 124 in the world, went on to take the title over Washington, who holds a world ranking of 136, by a score of 6-3 6-3.

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 2004 circuit features nearly 100 events for men and women. Prize money at USTA Professional Circuit events ranges 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.

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. For more information about the USTA Pro Circuit visit www.usta.com.

 

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