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Awards & Achievements, July 2012

July 11, 2012 09:33 AM
Shelby Rogers
Devin Britton
Mallory Burdette
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 June 2012.
 
Colorado International
 
Shelby Rogers of Daniel Island, S.C. took home the doubles title with Marie-Eve Pelletier at the ITF Women's Colorado International $50,000 tournament. Rogers and Pelletier won tiebreaks in three straight matches on their road to the championship, ultimately defeating Lauren Embree and All-American Nicole Gibbs 6-3 3-6 [12-10] in the final.
 
Another win for Britton
 
Devin Britton is back in the news as he has captured another Challenger title. The 21-year-old from Brandon, Miss. paired up with Jeff Dadamo to win the Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships doubles tournament in Winnetka, Ill. 
 
The two former All-Americans made a great run on the hard courts of Illinois, defeating the No. 1 seeded John Peers and John-Patrick Smith in the final match 1-6, 6-2 [10-6]. Britton, the 2009 NCAA D-I singles champion continues to look impressive after winning two titles in June. 
 
Southerners headline Evansville finals
 
The Women's Hospital 2012 Tennis Classic saw two Southern stars take the field by storm in Evansville, Ind. Mallory Burdette of Jackson, Ga. emerged victorious in the singles championship, and also found a spot in the doubles final with her partner Natalie Pluskota of Sharpsburg, Tenn.
 
Burdette blew threw qualifying in singles action as she only dropped five games total in three matches. She continued her impressive campaign by eliminating three seeded opponents on her way to the title, never losing a single set throughout the entire tournament.
 
Pluskota and Burdette entered doubles play as the No. 3 seeded team, and the two proved to be a dangerous duo as they won each match in straight sets. Ultimately they were defeated by the top seeded combo of Ying-Ying Duan and Yi-Fan Xu, but it was a great run for the young Southern pair.
 
 

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