QUERREY WILL HAVE TO BATTLE THROUGH A DEEP FIELD OF COMPETITORS
The Official Tiburon Challenger Player List is a deep field, full of talent. For the first time in six years, the cutoff ranking to get in the event is 216. Some of the biggest names in tennis will be competing at the Peninsula: Marcos Baghdatis, Bradley Klahn, and Sam Querrey.
Marcos Baghdatis is a former Australian Open Finalist (2006) with a career high ranking of 12th in the world. Bradley Klahn won the 2010 NCAA singles title at Stanford University, (school’s 14th collegiate singles title and 1st singles title since 2000) and has a career high ranking of 63.
Querrey seems to be on his way back up the rankings on the Pro Circuit. The second highest ranked American (current 52), just helped the U.S. clinch a Davis Cup victory last Sunday, and is playing well enough to work his way back up to his career high of 17.
Despite the momentum, Querrey will have to work that much harder to keep climbing up the ladder with with such a strong field. Fans are guaranteed world class tennis in an intimate environment! The public is highly encouraged to not only buy tickets, but to come to the FREE Pro-Am hosted by the Tiburon Peninsula Club (the line-up will be announced the week of the event) October 5th after Qualifying Rounds conclude.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With Approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually 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 and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014, the USTA Pro Circuit provides players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 Million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.