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KNOXVILLE CHALLENGER KICKS OFF OPENING DAY AT GOODFRIEND TENNIS CENTER
Upsets for former Vols Hunter Reese and Jarryd Chaplin, win for Khlan and Kudla
The Knoxville Challenger is held at the University of Tennessee’s Goodfriend Tennis Center, 1015 20th Street, in Knoxville. Admission to the tournament is $10 a day, with all proceeds benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center in East Tennessee. Tickets may be purchased on site on a first come, first serve basis. For live updates, follow @KnoxChallenger or UTSAProCircuit on Twitter
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT
With 94 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players, as well as a platform for established professionals. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Andy Murray are among today’s top players who began their professional careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. The USTA Pro Circuit is world-class tennis administered on the local level and played on local courts as part of the fabric of communities nationwide.
ABOUT THE KNOXVILLE CHALLENGER
The Challenger Series is a part of the USTA’s Pro Circuit series which is designed to provide opportunities to aspiring young tennis prodigies to advance to the top levels of the game. The three current top-ranked American players, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Mardy Fish all competed in the Knoxville Challenger as they were climbing the world rankings. These Challenger level events, hosting national and international players, take place all around the globe and typically include players ranked between 75 and 250 in the world. These pros will compete for a total purse of $50,000 in prize money and for ATP ranking points.
The Knoxville Challenger
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center
For more information, contact:
Kelly Steffen, Tournament Press Aide
Cell: (828) 275-3455