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Awards & Achievements, January 2017

January 30, 2017 11:52 AM

Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in January 2017.


Former board member among Kentucky HOF inductees

Chuck Cooper, Louisville; Jane Gamble, Paducah (pictured); and Eric Quigley, Louisville, were inducted into the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame on at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

Gamble currently serves on the USTA Community Tennis Association Committee and USTA Southern Nominating Committee. She is a previous USTA Southern Director at Large from 2012 to 2016 and President of USTA Kentucky, 2011-2012.  

A committee of 11 from all areas of the state, chaired by John English, 2008 member of the Hall of Fame, goes through an extensive process to select each year’s Hall of Fame inductees. More info

Sandgren reaches Maui doubles final

Tennys Sandgren and partner Bradley Klahn reached the final of the SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui.

Sandgren, a native of Gallatin, Tenn., and Klahn defeated the second-seeded Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang of china in their semifinal. Americans Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow won the final 6-4, 6-3.

The tournament had a total purse of $75,000.