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Awards & Achievements, June 2011

June 1, 2011 09:41 AM
Kentucky's Eric Quigley
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 2011.
Five Players Invited To Pro Transition Camp
Five Southern players have been invited to participate in the Pro Transition Camp June 10-15 at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla. The camp will feature the top junior and collegiate players and will be run by USTA National Coach Mark Merklein. Of the 16 players selected, five of them are Southerners. The Southern players are: Eric Quigley from Peewee Valley, Ky, University of Kentucky; Tennys Sandgren from Gallatin, Tenn., University of Tennessee; Rhyne Williams from Knoxville, Tenn., University of Tennessee; Sean Karl from Brentwood, Tenn. and Thai Kwiatkowski from Charlotte, N.C.
McDowell Takes 10K USTA Pro Circuit Event
Former Georgia Tech star Amanda McDowell joined with Californian Macall Harkins to win the Head / Tail Activewear Women's $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit tournament.
Atlanta resident McDowell, 2008 NCAA Division I champion and ITA Player of the Year, and Harkins were the second seeds. They defeated top-seeded Whitney Jones and Alexandra Mueller 6-2, 6-4.
The tournament was played at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Quigley Defends US Open National Playoff Title
Last year’s USTA Midwest champion Eric Quigley, 22, of Peewee Valley, Ky., successfully defended his title at the USTA Midwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament in Cincinnati, defeating longtime Miami University (Ohio) assistant tennis coach Ricardo Rosas, 6-0, 6-1, in the final. Quigley recently completed his junior season at the University of Kentucky, where he received All-America honors for the second straight season. In 2008, he became the first Kentucky player in 34 years to win four straight high school state singles titles.
Daigle Wins ITF Juniors Title
Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tennis Tournament was won by Jordan Daigle, of Lafayette, La. He defeated fellow countryman Daniel Shebshayevich in the final 6-3, 6-3.



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