Pro Circuit Round-up:
Arthur Kapetanakis | May 11, 2018
In a busy April on the USTA Pro Circuit, 17 Americans were busy winning trophies as they starred in 11 events across the country.
Across six men's and five women's events, three American singles champions were crowned, along with seven title-winning doubles pairs.
Caroline Dolehide kicked things off by winning the $60,000 event in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and Taylor Townsend (pictured above, left) followed suit by taking the $80,000 event in Dothan, Ala. On the men's side, Noah Rubin, who recently re-entered the Top 200 in the ATP World Rankings, was a champion at the $75,000 event in Tallahassee, Fla.
A packed calendar of events meant a bounty of ranking points on offer, and American women took advantage by claiming 761 of the 2,106 points available, good for 37 percent. Of the 945 men's points up for grabs, Americans took 267, or 28 percent. ADVERTISEMENT
Many of these tournaments also served as a battleground for the Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. Through their Pro Circuit success, Rubin and Townsend each earned wild cards into the French Open main draw.
The USTA Pro Circuit continues to champion community involvement through Net Generation, and in April, 3,175 kids took part in on-court activities built around the circuit events.
A visual recap of all the April action can be found in this Pro Circuit infographic, with more in-depth details available in weekly recaps below:
April 16, 2018: Dolehide takes Indian Harbour Beach
April 23, 2018: Townsend gets big reward for Alabama title
April 30, 2018: Rubin wins Tallahassee title
A hectic April gives way to a much quieter May, with just one tournament on tap for the men – an already-completed $75,000 event in Savannah, Ga. – and three slated women's events. The women's schedule includes a just-completed $80,000 event in Charleston, S.C., and two later tournaments in Florida.