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Awards & Achievements, October 2013

October 7, 2013 11:52 AM
Donald Young slams a forehand at the 2013 BB&T Atlanta Open.
Nathan Pasha is the No. 1 player for the University of Georgia.
Rhyne Williams continues to impress on the USTA Pro Circuit.
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 October 2013.

Young wins California tournament
Donald Young has had an affinity for the California sunshine and continued his winning ways in the Golden State.

Long-time professional standout Young, of Atlanta, defeated American Tim Smyczek 7-5, 6-3 in the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger. 

Young teamed up with Jamere Jenkins, of College Park, Ga., to play in the doubles final. They lost to Australians Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith.

Boxx, Guthrie reach two doubles finals
Kristi Boxx, of Grenada, Miss., and Ole Miss teammate Abigail Guthrie advanced to two USTA Pro Circuit finals in October.

Boxx is a volunteer assistant coach at Ole Miss.

The duo fell to Anamika Bhargava and Madison Brengle 7-5. 7-5 at the $25,000 Florence (S.C.) Open doubles final

At the Van der Meer Shipyard Women's $10,000 Event at Hilton Head Island, S.C.,Boxx and Guthrie, who is from New Zealand, lost to Alexandra Mueller and Jullian O'Neill 6-4, 6-1. The USTA Pro Circuit tournament was played Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

Pasha wins USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Georgia junior Nathan Pasha won the singles title of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over South Florida freshman Sasha Gozun Tuesday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex in Atlanta.
 
Pasha is the 11th Georgia player to win the ITA Regional crown, and in doing so he clinched an automatic berth to the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York Nov. 7-10.
 
“Nathan was very efficient today,” said head coach Manuel Diaz. “He played a very smart match and was in total control from the first game on. I’m proud of him. He’s making great progress and I’m glad he is now qualified for National Indoors. It will be great for him to compete in that elite field along with Austin Smith.”
 
Pasha, who did not lose a set in his six wins in Atlanta, his hometown, is now 13-3 this fall with a pair of titles. He opened the season with six straight victories en route to the Southern Intercollegiates crown.

Williams wins doubles in Tiburon
Rhyne Williams teamed up with Austin Krajicek to win the First Trepublic Bank Tiburon Challender doubles title. Williams, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Krajicek, the third seeds, defeated the second-seeded Bradley Klahn and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-1.

Williams and Krajicek also downed the No. 1 team of Samuel Groth and Chris Guccione in the semis. The USTA Pro Circuit tournament in California had a purse of  $100,000.

 

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