January 4th, 2017
USTA National Campus in Orlando Set to Host 1st Pro Tournament in January
The USTA National Campus in Orlando will host its first-ever professional tennis tournament on Jan. 17-22, 2017, when the Orlando Professional Tennis Series kicks off with a $25,000 women’s USTA Pro Circuit event.
The Orlando Professional Tennis Series consists of two women’s and two men’s USTA Pro Circuit events:
Jan. 17 — women’s $25,000
Feb. 14 — men’s $15,000
Feb. 28 — men’s $15,000
March 7 — women’s $15,000
During the week of Jan. 17 the women’s $25,000 on the clay courts of the USTA National Campus will boast five American women in the main draw: Jessica Pegula, Sofia Kenin, Kristie Ahn, Robin Anderson, and two-time NCAA singles champion Danielle Rose Collins of St. Petersburg.
“Admission is free,” says Tournament Director Danielle Gooding. “Come see the USTA National Campus for the very first professional tennis tournament on the campus as part of the Orlando Professional Tennis Series.”
Since 1979, 17 USTA Pro Circuit alums (including five Americans) have achieved the No. 1 world singles rankings. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Pete Sampras, Justine Henin, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi are among the game’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. The USTA Pro Circuit has grown into the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, consisting of approximately 90 tournaments and nearly $3 million in prize money.
For more info go to www.usta.com/Pro-Tennis/Pro-Circuit.