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Touring pro Weinhold, teenager Gordon win Texas sectional qualifier

Henry Gordon won the men's singles title at the Texas Sectional Qualifier of the US Open National Playoffs.
Ashley Weinhold won the women's singles title at the Texas sectional qualifier of the US Open National Playoffs.

The highly competitive Texas sectional qualifier of the US Open National Playoffs, held from June 23-27 at the Arlington Tennis Center, concluded with three entertaining finals. Current touring pro Ashley Weinhold won the women's singles title, while teenager Henry Gordon won the men's singles title. Brady Borhnstedt and Malika Rose prevailed in the mixed doubles event.

Gordon, 17, from New Braunfels, Texas,  defeated Yates Johnson 6-2, 6-3 to win the men's singles title. He currently trains at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy and plans on playing college tennis after graduating high school next year.

Weinhold, 25, from Spicewood, Texas, defeated Malika Rose 6-2, 6-1 to win the women's single title. She currently has a WTA ranking of No. 386 in singles and No. 322 in doubles. Weinhold has competed in the main draw of the US Open events on several occasions, including women's singles in 2006 and women's doubles and mixed doubles in both 2006 and 2007.

Borhnstedt, 22, from Fate, Texas, and Rose, 22, from Davie, Fla., defeated Karina Traxler and Arturs Kazijvs 6-4, 7-5. The winning duo both just completed their college tennis careers at the University of Oklahoma.

The winners or top available finishers from each of the 13 sectional qualifying tournaments held throughout the spring and summer advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles Championships, to be held during the Connecticut Open, an Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s event, in August.

The US Open National Playoffs mixed doubles champions receive a main draw wild card into the 2014 US Open, while the men’s and women’s singles champions earn a wild card into the US Open Qualifying Tournament held the week prior to the US Open.

For more on the Texas sectional qualifying tournament, visit the USTA Texas US Open National Playoffs page.




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