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Up-and-Coming Middle States Players in the Pros

A look through some of the up-and-coming Middle States players competing in the Pro Ranks.

Sam Shropshire
Philadelphia, Pa.

Shropshire is approaching the 900 spot in the world ranking for singles as he continues to grind out matches across the U.S. and beyond. The recent Northwestern University graduate and star has been competed mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He also traveled to Egypt for an ITF event, where he played singles and doubles with Raleigh Smith.


Ann Li
Devon, Pa.

Ann Li recently turned 18 years old and is already ascending the singles rankings. Approaching No. 300 in the world as of end of 2018, she has been competing in Pro Circuit tournaments since she was 16. This past year she has been playing ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments as well as qualifiers for Grand Slams.



Michael Zhu
Princeton, N.J.

At the end of 2018, Zhu was ranked 660 in the world for singles and 574 for doubles. Zhu has been competing is Futures throughout different parts of the world this year. He started off in Hong Kong then went to Canada. Zhu also went to Egypt, Israel, and Ukraine in April and May for Pro Circuit tournaments, then back to China and Korea.


Ronit Yurovsky
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Ronit has been competing in Women’s Circuit singles and doubles events this year throughout the US and Canada. Her current singles world ranking as of the end of August was 733, while her doubles is at 644. The former Michigan standout has been competing in pro events since even before she graduated from college.


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