May 2nd, 2018
Emilio Sanchez, ‘Little Mo’ Champ Urhobo Win Winter Haven One-on-One Doubles Tennis Titles
Former singles Top 10er and world doubles No. 1 Emilio Sanchez won the pro division and $4,250, and Ft. Lauderdale’s Akasha Urhobo won the “Little Mo” division at the $15,000 Winter Haven One-On-One Doubles Shootout, held at the Country Club of Winter Haven on April 28, 2018.
Sanchez in the pro division final defeated former French Open doubles winner Luke Jensen 5-4 (5-3) in the final.
“This was one of our best tournament events to date,” said organizer Ed Krass. “Tennis fans and club members were treated to a great display of all-court, serve-and-volley action.”
Finishing in third and fourth place were former ATP Top 20 players Mel Purcell and Fritz Buehning in the round robin format.
“With all the great events that Ed has done with One-On-One Doubles over the past years, I really wanted to bring the game and its unique event with live music to my club and town of Winter Haven,” said John Haggar, tennis director at the Country Club of Winter Haven. “The brand of One-On-One Doubles is growing and we are excited to have it here and for many years to come.”
Luke Jensen and Peter Haggar (brother of John Haggar and former Southern Miss standout) won the Pro-Am Doubles Shootout. Urhobo, a two-time “Little Mo” Slam champion, in the “Little Mo” shootout final beat Naples’ Kaitlin Quevedo 6-2.
“The young women watching the event’s upcoming TV show will interested to play this serve-and-volley game,” Krass said.
The event’s TV show will air in late June on Fox Sports Sun, NESN and Tuff TV Networks.
For more information on future One-On-One Doubles events, visit www.oneononedoubles.com.