Pro Circuit Round-Up:
Arthur Kapetanakis | April 12, 2018
This March, during Women's History Month, five American women left their mark on the USTA Pro Circuit by sweeping the titles at the only two tournaments on the calendar.
Sophie Chang (pictured) and Katerina Stewart each won $15K singles tournaments in Florida – Chang in Orlando and Stewart in Tampa – while Caty McNally won both doubles events, in Orlando with Whitney Osuigwe and in Tampa with Natasha Subhash.
While the women dominated, 22-year-old J.C. Aragone represented the U.S. men on the circuit by winning the men's singles crown at the $25K event in Calabasas, Calif., where the four semifinalists were all American. There was also a $25K men's event played in Bakersfield, Calif., which was recognized for its fifth successful year of operation.
By month's end, American women had claimed 49 percent of the ranking points offered, while U.S. ADVERTISEMENT men accounted for 19 percent of all available points.
Off the court, the Pro Circuit continued to get local children involved in tennis through Net Generation and community events. Over the course of the month, 1,670 kids enjoyed time on court across the four tournaments.
March's highlights can be viewed in this Pro Circuit infographic, and full details can be found in weekly recaps below:
March 12, 2018: Americans sweep titles in Orlando
March 19, 2018: Two all-American finals in Tampa
March 26, 2018: Aragone takes Calabasas title
April begins the Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge, which utilizes pro tournaments both on the USTA Pro Circuit and around the world to award wild cards into the French Open main draw.
After a relatively quiet March, there are 11 Pro Circuit tournaments scheduled for April, five for the women and six for the men. For complete schedules, check out our new interactive calendars for both the men's and women's circuits.