Kentucky’s Julie Ditty Contributes to Doubles Title

February 27, 2006 12:54 PM
Julie Ditty

Kentucky’s Julie Ditty teamed with Milagros Sequera of Venezuela to win the doubles title at the USTA/ITF Northern Women’s $50,000 Tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ditty and Sequera claimed the championship in a grueling three set match that lasted just over two hours in length beating the Czech Republic pair of Eva Hrdinova and Michaela Pastikova 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 in the championship match. Ditty and Sequera were no strangers to the deciding third set throughout the tournament as three of their matches en route to the championship went to a final set.

Ditty, a 27 year old native of Ashland, Kentucky, is a former standout at Vanderbilt University who was named All-American and All SEC in 1999.

The USTA organizes, sponsors, and administers the USTA Pro Circuit - the gateway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis professionals. The 2005-2006 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 an alumni of some of the biggest names in tennis, many of whom have gone on to win Grand Slam titles, including Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Chanda Rubin, Tim Henman, James Blake, and Mary Pierce.