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Awards & Achievements, April 2013

April 9, 2013 09:33 AM
Donald Young
Chloe Beck
John Isner
Irina Falconi
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Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in April 2013.
 
Harrison Wins Savannah Challenger
Ryan Harrison of Shreveport, La. won his first tournament of the year at the Savannah Challenger. Harrison is the 2012 Doubles Champion of the BB&T Atlanta Open. Harrison defeated Facundo Arguello 6-2 ,6-3 to win the title. Fellow Southerner Donald Young of Atlanta, Ga. also reached the semifinals before being defeated by Facundo Arguello.
 
Shelby Rogers Has a Succesful Weekend at Charlottesville
Shelby Rogers of Charleston, S.C reached the finals in both the singles and doubles events at the Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic, which is a WTA $50,000 event held in Charlottesville, Va. Rogers won the singles title, but was defeated in the doubles championship match.
 
Southerners Make All-SEC Teams
Two Southern women have made the 2013 All-SEC Tennis Teams. Lauren Herring of the University of Georgia made the All-SEC First Team, while Kate Fuller of Georgia made the All-SEC Second Team.
 
There were also three Southern men who made the 2013 All-SEC Tennis Team. Nathan Pasha of the University of Georgia, Hunter Resse of the University of Tennessee, and Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt University all made the All-SEC First Team. While Becker O'Shaughnessey of the University of Alabama made the All-SEC Second Team.
 
Southern Player Makes 2013 BNP Paribas World Cup Team
Emily Kaiser of Ft. Mitchell, Ky. has been named to the 2013 BNP Paribas World Cup Team.
 
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the players and coaches who will represent the United States at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup.  The nation’s top wheelchair tennis players will compete against participants from around the globe, May 20-26, and will be hosted by the Turkish Sports Federation for the Disabled (TSFD) on the clay courts of Club Ali Bey Manavgat on the Turkish Riviera, in Antalya, Turkey.
 
The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis Cup and Fed Cup of wheelchair tennis. The inaugural event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000, respectively. The event has experienced continued growth since.
 
 
Falconi reaches Finals of Dothan Classic
Irina Falconi of Atlanta reached the Doubles Finals of the 2013 Dothan Classic in Dothan, Ala. The Dothan Classic is an ITF Women's Circuit $50,000 event.
 
Falconi and partner Maria Sanchez were defeated by Julia Cohen and Tatjana Malek 6-4, 4-6, [11-9].
 
Isner wins US Men's Clay Championship
John Isner of Greensboro, N.C.  beat Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 7-5, in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his first tournament title of the year and the sixth of his career.
 
Isner had seven aces in the match, giving him a record 64 for the tournament. He broke the record of 60 set by Pete Sampras in 2002.
 
Southern player wins Sportsmanship Award
Chloe Beck of Watksinville, Ga recently won the female sportsmanship award for the USTA Spring National 12's in Delray Beach, Fla.
 
Donald Young Wins Leon ATP Tour Challenger
Atlanta native Donald Young has secured his first title of 2013 at the Leon ATP Tour Challenger in Leon, Mexico. Young upset World No. 73 Yen-Hsun Lu in the quarter-finals before he went on to post a resounding win against Jimmy Wang in the Finals, 6-2, 6-2.
 
 
 

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