17-year old wins first pro title

Wichita, Kansas, USA, was the venue for the Via Christi Pro Tennis Classic, a $10,000 event on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

17-year old Lauren Embree won her first singles title when she defeated 18-year old Jamie Hampton. Played before 200 enthuastic spectators, Lauren triumphed 63 64 in a match lasting 1 hour 32 minutes. This final also marked the second time that both players had appeared in a singles final on the ITF Women’s Circuit.

In the doubles event, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens teamed up to win their first doubles title together. This was Christina’s second doubles title of her career and a first for Sloane.

After assisting the tournament director over the past few years, Nick Taylor, the current world number 3 ranked quad wheelchair player, assumed the role of Tournament Director for the first time.



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