Cargill Claims Consecutive Title at Odlum Brown Vancouver Open

August 9, 2006 12:17 PM

Atlanta native Ansley Cargill claimed her second consecutive Odlum Brown Vancouver Open championship title in women’s singles on Sunday. Cargill defeated the unseeded Valerie Tetreault of Quebec, 7-5, 6-4. The USTA Pro Circuit event was held at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, BC.

The 24-year old Cargill exhibited her veteran mental power and physical capacity to stay in the game when Tetrault, 18, showed strength on the baseline.

"She came out strong," said Cargill. "[The difference] was a couple points here and there and being more aggressive."

In the second set, chock full of long rallies, both players began to show signs of fatigue. After Cargill lost a game on three out-of-bounds shots, she managed to still finish on top, halting Tetrault’s efforts to win another point.
Cargill also appeared in the women’s doubles semifinals with fellow American Abigail Smith. Cargill and Smith were defeated by American Story Tweedie Yates and Australian Nicole Kriz 6-4, 7-6.

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 2005-2006 circuit features nearly 100 events for men and women. Prize money at the USTA Pro 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. 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.