Atlanta Native, Ansley Cargill, Wins USTA Pro Circuit Event!

June 6, 2005 11:19 AM

Former Duke All-American and Atlanta native, Ansley Cargill, won the Kaelin/Diadora USTA Women’s Satellite Tennis Tournament at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center in Hilton Head Island, SC. With Cargill being the #6 seed, the path to the finals appeared to be a breeze beating #4 Milangela Morales and #5 Sofia Melikishvili before meeting the #3 seed, Ekaterina Afinogenova, in the finals. Making the finals an exciting three set finale, Cargill came out a champion at the USTA Pro Circuit Event beating Afinogenova, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(8).

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Starting her freshman year at Duke University in 2001, Cargill instantly made herself known when she climbed to No. 1 in the nation, was named ACC Player and Rookie of the Year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. With successful college achievements, she decided to take the road into professional tennis. Since turning pro in July 2001, Cargill reached the 2nd round of the 2003 Australian Open and has played in other Grand Slam Tournaments including 2003 Roland Garros, 2003 Wimbeldon and 2000-03 US Opens.

Reaching the finals, Cargill appears to have what it takes to become the next up and coming player in the ITF Women’s Circuit. To find out more information, visit