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Awards & Achievements, December 2013

November 4, 2013 11:52 AM
Bobby Reynolds returns a shot to Sam Querrey.
Shelby Rogers
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 December 2013.
Methodist University coach receives USTA/ITAS award

Methodist University's Francie Barragan received the 2013 USTA/ITA National Campus & Community Outreach Award, one of college tennis' most esteemed awards.

The USTA/ITA National Campus & Community Outreach Award was presented this year to one men's and one women's college coach who provide a leadership role in increasing tennis participation throughout his or her community, both on and off campus. Among the USTA/ITA partner programs available to assist coaches in giving back are Campus Kids' Days, Kids 10 and Under, Campus Showdowns and Tennis On Campus.

Since becoming Methodist University's women's head coach in 2005, Barragan has led the Monarchs to a 163-30 record with seven regular season conference championships, six conference tournament championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances.  In addition to her team's on-court successes, Barragan has led numerous initiatives to get her community more involved in tennis. She regularly hosts USTA/ITA Campus Kids' Days, which help expose junior players, their parents and coaches to varsity college tennis team matches. In addition, Barragan hosts USTA/ITA Campus Showdowns, which are one-day, short format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals and adults.

Barragan said, "It's incredibly humbling to be honored. Coming from a small Division III school, it's essential for us to be involved with the community, and for our players to get to know local players. It's important to give them that experience."

Reynolds sets Pro Circuit record
Bobby Reynolds replaced Paul Goldstein as the “Crash Davis of American tennis” and now holds the record for career singles and doubles titles on the USTA Pro Circuit. Reynolds, of Acworth, Ga., captured his 31st USTA Pro Circuit title by winning the doubles title at the $50,000 Challenger in Napa, Calif., in September. Reynolds won his first USTA Pro Circuit title in 2002 by winning the doubles title at the $15,000 Futures in Decatur, Ill.

Rogers: Top earner
Shelby Rogers was the 2013 USTA Pro Circuit Prize Money Leader with $36,308 in earnings, winning three singles titles with prize money of $50,000 or more. Four of the top 10 women’s prize money leaders in 2013 were Americans.




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