Awards & Achievements, September 2014

September 22, 2014 11:52 AM

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 September 2014.

Jenkins continues hot streak as professional

Jarmere Jenkins won his second pro circuit-level singles title of 2014, downing Dennis Novikov, who played two years at UCLA, 6-4, 6-2 at the Costa Mesa (Calif.) Pro Classic, 

Jenkins, a native of College Park, Ga., won an ITF singles and doubles tournaments in February in Australia. He was the 2013 ITA Player of the Year and NCAA doubles titlist for Virginia.

Oudin wins USTA Pro Circuit doubles title, Falconi finalist

Marietta, Ga.'s Melanie Oudin and Jan Abaza defeated Allie Will and Nicole Melichar 6-2, 6-3 to win the Coleman Vision Tennis Championships. Oudin/Abaza jumped out with a first set lead 6-2. In the second set, they completed their tournament run winning the match 6-3.

As winners of the doubles Oudin/Abaza split $4,180 in prize money at the $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit tournament played in Albuquerque, N.M.

The final match of the day saw sometimes doubles partners Anna Tatishvili and Irina Falconi, of Atlanta, compete for the singles championship. Tatishvili jumped out to a 6,2 lead to take the first set. This is the third time Tatishvili has been in the finals of this tournament. It turns out that the third time is the charm for her as she won the second set 6-4. Tatishvili walks away with $11,400 in prize money. Falconi received $6,080 as the runner-up.