Pro tennis returns to Pittsburgh, Pa. this week for the 13th straight year, as the 2013 PNC Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh begins.
The clay courts at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center are set to host the action all week long, with men’s singles and doubles taking place at Pennsylvania’s only men’s USTA Pro Circuit. The qualifying draw began over the weekend, with the 32-player main singles draw scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 2. This is the last of five-straight USTA Pro Circuit tournaments taking place on clay this summer.
Players of note participating this week include former Middle States standouts Hunter Callahan (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) and Chris Mengel (Pittsburgh). Callahan currently plays at Ohio State University, while Mengel is one of the top players at Duke University.
Additional players in the field include Jarmere Jenkins, Michael Shabaz, Jean-Yves Aubone, Marcos Giron, Shane Vinsant and Andrew Carter.
The National Collegiate Clay Court Championships/West Penn Amateur will also take place at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center, attracting some of the most accomplished college players around the country and a number of top-notch high school competitors. Last year, local standout Anna Smith took the women’s title at just 13 years old, astonishing the crowd by defeating Duquesne University freshman Sarah Shashura, 6-0, 6-0, in the final.
A USTA Member Appreciation Day is scheduled for Sunday, July 7. All USTA members in attendance are welcome to stop by the USTA booth for a free gift. Photos from Sunday’s final will be available at the USTA Middle States Facebook page.
For more information on the Men’s Futures, click here.
For more information about National Collegiate Clay Court Championships/West Penn Amateur, click here.