Sacramento Sets Stage for Big Names at Tiburon Challenger

USTA Men’s $100,000 Challenger begins Qualifying Draws October 4

The Sacramento Challenger leads into the Tiburon Challenger, so their Player List can indicate just how high the level could be. This year, their list includes the following tennis superstars: Sam Querrey (51), Australian Open Finalist Marcos Baghdatis (81), and former Stanford graduate and NCAA Champion Bradley Klahn (top 100).

The Tiburon Challenger is hoping for the same names, and will release their official player list Tuesday of next week! Fans are encouraged to attend the Qualifying rounds free, with a Pro-Am taking place on Sunday, October 5 (more details to come).

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.