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Fogleman, Rogers Reach Little Rock Final

March 18, 2011 04:24 PM
Two young Southerners made a big impression at the 2011 St. Vincent Tour de Paul Tennis Tournament April 2 – 10. The $15,000 men’s futures tournament was played at Pleasant Valley Country Club, in Little Rock, Ark.
Taylor Fogleman, of New Orleans and formerly of the University of North Carolina, and his partner, Ben Rogers, of Kingsport, Tenn. and formerly of the University of Tennessee, advanced to the doubles final. They lost to Nima Roshan and Artem Sitak 6-3, 7-5.
Arnau Brugues-Davi of Spain defeated Alex Bogdanovic of Great Britain 6-3, 6-1 to win the singles title.
This year will be the 31st year the tournament has been held in Little Rock. It is the longest running USTA Pro Circuit tennis event for either men or women in the United States. Since 1984, the St. Vincent's Women Auxilliary has been the tournament sponsor.

The tournament received a special honor as USTA Arkansas selected the St. Vincent Tour de Paul Tennis Tournament as the 2010 Special Tennis Event of the Year. Also, the tournament was the recipient of the USTA Southern Special Event Award for 2010.
This year’s main draw includes Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione of Australia and Clement Reix of France. Players from the US include Nicholas Monroe, Gregory Ouellette, Michael Yani and Adam El Mihdawy. Prominent Southern players in qualifying include Jordan Cox of Duluth, Ga. and Devin Britton of Brandon, Miss. Britton, formerly of the University of Mississippi, is the 2009 NCAA Division I Singles Champion.
Also accompanying the tournament will be the Little Rock Futures Wild Card Tournament, March 29 – 31 at the Rebsamen Tennis Center. The singles champion will receive entry in to the main draw and $100 and the doubles champion will also receive entry in to the main draw and $150.
To learn more about the tournament, including the Futures Wild Card Tournament and other special tournament events, visit the official website at www.newoutlooktennis.com.
Here's an history of this notable tournament:
A Tournament Rich in History
In 1984, the St. Vincent Auxiliary began sponsoring the USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Tennis Tournament. The tournament was held five years previously at Rebsamen Tennis Center without local sponsorship. This first St. Vincent Auxiliary USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Tennis Tournament raised funds for the construction of a heliport at St. Vincent Infirmary and began a long relationship between St. Vincent and the USTA..
The tournament has attracted such young luminaries as Jimmy Arias, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, the Jensen Brothers and Robert Seguso – before they became famous.
The tournament has grown from a small event with only a few spectators to a major tennis event featuring top future professional players from around the world attended by hundreds of people and sponsorships that raise funds for health related causes. In 1992, the United States Southern Tennis Association voted this event the "Adult Tournament of the Year".
Since 1996, funds generated through the Tournament have been designated for New Outlook, the Women’s Cancer Recovery Program offered by St. Vincent Health System. During this period, New Outlook has served over 12000 people by providing wigs, breast prosthesis, mastectomy bras, dietary counseling, makeup, hairstyling, support groups and fitness assistance. These services are provided State-wide at no cost to the client and regardless of where the client has received their cancer treatment.
In 2008, the tournament was moved to Pleasant Valley Country Club in west Little Rock. The community embraced the event and it has regained some of it past stature and will continue to raise funds and awareness of tennis in the community while following the mission and core values that represent St. Vincent Health System.
The Auxiliary is very proud of the quality of this event, but more importantly, how through corporate and individual sponsors funds raised have contributed to the health and well-being of Arkansans.



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