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Delic Wins First Challenger Title At Ford Tennis Championships

November 6, 2006 10:00 AM

Bosnia native, Amer Delic, captured the singles title the 2006 Ford Tennis Championships hosted by the Louisville Tennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky . This $50,000 Challenger was his first victory on the USTA Pro Circuit Challenger Series this year. Delic defeated Stephane Bohli of Switzerland in three sets in the finals to claim the title. Delic competed against his own doubles partner, Robert Kendrick in the semi finals. Kendrick withdrew from the match with a back injury. His injury caused the duo to forfeit their championship doubles match to Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.

Donald Young and Bobby Reynolds represented the Southern section. Yound beat Jhonson Garcia and Reynolds to compete in the quarter-finals where he lost to Ilia Bozoljac of Serbia. Young and partner, Nikita Kryvonov lost in the first round of doubles. Reynolds and partner Andre Sa of Brazil were ranked first in the doubles competition. They were defeated in the quarterfinals by Harel Levy of Isreal and Sam Warburg of the United States.

This tournament returned to Louisville after an absence of over 20 years. Several special events surrounded the challenger, including a Pro-Am, Middle School Night, Ladies Day Luncheon, a Wheelchair clinic and exhibition. The tournament benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

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