Top American women’s players return for Third Annual Central Coast Pro Tennis Open

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Templeton Tennis Ranch is hosting USTA $60,000 Women’s Challenger Event Sept. 23-29

TEMPLETON — The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open returns to the Templeton Tennis Ranch Sept. 23-29 with top American and international players competing for $60,000 in total prize money and valuable WTA World Tour ranking points.

 

The tournament is part of the USTA Competitive Pathway circuit. Qualifying matches begin on Monday, Sept. 23, with main-draw matches beginning the following day and concluding with the singles final on Sept. 29. Tickets for all the exciting tennis action are on sale now at www.my805tix.com.

 

The just-completed US Open Grand Slam event in New York was filled with former Central Coast Pro Tennis Open past winners and participants, including 2017 singles champion Sachia Vickery and last year’s singles and doubles winner Asia Muhammad.

 

The 2017 Central Coast Pro Open semifinalist Taylor Townsend shined brightest in New York as she beat former world No. 1 Simona Halep in reaching the Round of 16 at the year’s final Grand Slam. In addition, last year’s doubles semifinalist Kristie Ahn also made headlines as a wild card winning three rounds and making the final 16.

 

“It’s always fun to watch the US Open and check in on how our past players are doing,” said Ralph Goehring, CCPTO tournament director Templeton Tennis Ranch owner. “The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open is a unique and exciting weeklong event and our players each year comment about the beautiful area and the hospitality here. We can’t wait to once again host these world-class players.”

 

Last year, Muhammad, the Long Beach native who calls Las Vegas home, won her seventh ITF singles title of her career and third in 2018. Muhammad also won the doubles title with longtime partner and former USC All-American Maria Sanchez.

 

The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open will attract more than 80 WTA players who are ranked from No. 100 to No. 350 in the world, along with their support teams and families.

 

This weekend, a wild-card tournament will take place at Templeton Tennis Ranch with a spot in singles qualifying and a main-draw doubles wild card up for grabs. In addition, the popular Battle in the Bay Tournament in San Francisco filled with rising college stars will award a main-draw singles wild card to the singles winner of the Battle in the Bay this weekend. 

 

Local tennis enthusiasts and the general public are invited to enjoy seven days of professional tennis. The tournament will include a free Kid’s Day (Sunday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.); a pro-am event (Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.) and other member social clinics. A Special Olympics demonstration will take place on Wednesday. 

 

Sponsors include: Battle in the Bay Tournament, USTA Southern California, Tiebreaker Brewing Co., Sky River RV, Merrill Lynch - Blake Goehring, Medina Light Show Designs, The Groves on 41, Tennis Warehouse, Mitch & Theresa Scott, Sentinel Peak Resources, Green Energy Innovations, Tally Vineyards, South Paso Chevron, ColorCraft Printing, First American Title, Davis Auto Body, European Car Specialist, Designs in Life, Garcia Wealth Management, David Bolivar, The Margarita Man, KPRL 1230, Phil Keohen, Kinetix PT.

 

To follow all the action, go to the tournament website: www.ttrprotennis.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ttrprotennis. Follow the USTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @USTA (#USTAProCircuit).

 

Prize Money/Points - $60,000 Women

SINGLES:               Prize Money            Points             

Winner                     $9,119                     80

Runner-up               $4,863                     48

Semifinalist             $2,659                     29

Quarterfinalist          $1,520                     15

Round of 16            $911                        8

Round of 32            $533                        1

 

DOUBLES:             Prize Money (per team)

Winner                     $3,344

Runner-up               $1,672

Semifinalist             $836

Quarterfinalist          $456

Round of 16            $304



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Photo by Lori Sortino Photo of Grace Minn


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