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Little Rock Hosts St. Vincent Tour De Paul Tennis Tournament

April 3, 2012 02:21 PM
Update
Tennys Sandgren of Gallatin, Tenn defeated John Peers 6-1, 7-6(6) to claim the singles title.
Sandgren also captured the doubles title with partner Greg Oullette after defeating Edward Corrie and Marvin Barker     4-6, 7-6, 10-8.
 
Previous Update
Southerners Tennys Sandgren and Christian Harrison have both reached the singles quarterfinals. They face each other for a chance to advance to the semi-finals.
 
In previous action, Tennys Sandgren defeated Peter Harts 6-2, 6-1 in the first round. Later, Sandgren beat Daniel Stahl  6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals.
 
Christian Harrison defeated the number one seed Stefan Seifert in the first round 7-5, 6-1. The next round Harrison beat Sahak Bazrganian 6-2, 6-2.
 
In doubles action, Tennys Sandgren and Gregory Ouellette have reached the semi-finals where they face Haydn Lewis and Milan Pokrajac. In previous action, Sandgren and Ouellette beat Jorge Montero and Zachary Northey 6-2, 6-3. In the quarterfinals they defeated Peter Aarts and Daniel Chu 7-5, 2-6, [10-5].
 
Preview
The St. Vincent Tour De Paul Tennis Tournament will be held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. from April 14-22. This premier outdoor tennis tournament has a long and prestigious history that has propelled the careers of stars such as Jimmy Arias, Ken Flach, Andy Roddick and tennis icon Andre Agassi.
 
In 1992, this event was voted by the USTA as the Adult Tournament of the Year and in 2010 was selected as the Special Tennis Event of the Year.
 
This event is the longest running USTA Pro Circuit tennis event in the United States, and this will be the 32nd year that it has been held in Little Rock, with St. Vincent being the tournament’s sponsor since 1984. This event has grown through the years from a small gathering attended by a few tennis fans to a superior tournament drawing several professional players from around the world.
 
Also coming to Little Rock is Wayne Bryan, regarded as the world’s greatest tennis showman and father of the Mike and Bob Bryan. With his high energy and love for the sport, Bryan has earned three World Team Tennis Coach of the Year awards. Coach Bryan will offer clinics for men, women, and children on April 16 and 17.
 
Off the court, the proceeds generated from the tournament go towards the St. Vincent New Outlook Cancer Recovery Program, which reaches out to women who are faced with cancer in the state of Arkansas.
 
Click here for more information about Tour De Paul events.
 

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