Entry List Released: Top-100, Young Stars, WTA Tour Vets
MACON, Georgia, (October 14, 2015) In just two weeks, some of the top women professional tennis players in the world will be taking to the courts of Mercer University’s Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. While many USTA Pro Circuit events says this, the 2015 Tennis Classic of Macon field is very diverse.
The initial field, announced last week includes WTA No. 70, Tatjana Maria of Germany to go along with Macon returnees, Anna Tatishvili and Sachia Vickery, both of the U.S. The international assortment of WTA Tour veterans in Naomi Broady (GBR), Julia Glushko (ISR), Jana Cepelova (SVK) and Shahar Peer (ISR) also appear on the entry list.
The W.L. Amos Sr. Foundation remains as the primary sponsor of this 50K event that will take place October 25 – November 1 at Mercer University. This is one of the three fall events where U.S. players can earn points for the USTA’s wildcard into the first major of 2016.
Tournament director and Mercer University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Eric Hayes said the entry list will provide a great week of tennis.
“It’s top notch,” said Hayes. “Again, the strongest 50K fall event that I can remember. It’s a testament to our city, our volunteers and the Macon tennis community that put a lot of hard work into making the event so memorable, on and off the courts.”
A crop of young Americans will also be heading to Macon in former NCAA singles champ, Nicole Gibbs, South Carolina’s Shelby Rogers and Catherine Bellis, who made waves at last year’s U.S. Open in defeating Dominika Cibulkova.
Other players appearing on initial entry list include:
Alexa Glatch – 2014 Tennis Classic of Macon doubles champion w/ Madison Brengle
Melanie Oudin- Marietta, GA native and former US Open quarterfinalist making a comeback
Grace Min – 2014 Tennis Classic of Macon singles runner-up from Lawrenceville, GA
Alla Kudryavtseva – Seven WTA doubles titles for this veteran from Russia
Elise Mertens – Fast rising 19-year old from Belgium
Former Tennis Classic of Macon players, Ajla Tomljanovic and Madison Brengle have been fixtures in the WTA top 50 for 2015.
Players will compete in singles and doubles and a 32-woman qualifying event will start on Sunday, October 25, 2015
Live streaming of the USTA Pro Circuit can be viewed on the USTA Pro Circuit’s website at www.procircuit.usta.com.
Tickets are available at $5 per day and $20 for the entire week. Call Mercer tennis coach and tournament director Eric Hayes at (478) 301-2269.