Team USA in Review:
Pat Mitsch | April 18, 2019
John Isner and Sofia Kenin were named Team USA’s Players of the Month for March, bookending the month with runs to singles finals that benefitted their rankings.
Isner reached the final at the Miami Open for the second year in a row, one year after winning the title there for his first ATP Masters 1000 triumph. He lost to Roger Federer this year, but reaching the final ensured the 33-year old Georgia product’s place in the Top 10.
Kenin, meanwhile, continues to climb the rankings, reaching her career-high No. 33 singles ranking after reaching her second career WTA final, in Acapulco, Mexico. Both of her final appearances have come in 2019, the first ending with a trophy in Hobart, Australia. Kenin was the third-youngest player in the Top 40 at the end of the month and was chosen to represent the United States for the third straight Fed Cup tie.ADVERTISEMENT
Other highlights from Americans in March included:
- Rajeev Ram won his 18th career ATP doubles title at the 500 event in Dubai.
- Former Arizona State Sun Devil Desirae Krawczyk reached her second career WTA doubles final.
- Maria Sanchez, a former No. 1-ranked collegian at USC, won the doubles title at the WTA 125K Series tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Jennifer Brady reached the singles final at the Oracle Indian Wells WTA 125K Series tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
- Former world-ranked junior Louisa Chirico won her first pro singles title since 2015, at the ITF World Tennis Tour W25 tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Baylor-bound former USTA Boys’ 18s national champion Jenson Brooksby won his first ITF World Tennis Tour M25 title, at the tournament in Bakersfield, Calif.,
- Former Virginia Cavalier Alexander Ritschard won his first ITF World Tennis Tour M25 singles title of the year, at the event in Calabasas, Calif., defeating fellow American Stefan Kozlov in the final.
- Players to win ITF World Tennis Tour 25-level doubles titles: Former NCAA doubles champions from UCLA Martin Redlicki and Evan Zhu (Bakersfield, Calif.).
- Elli Mandlik, daughter for former US Open champion Hana Mandlikova, won her first ITF World Tennis Tour-level singles title at the W15 event in Carson, Calif.
- Hanna Chang won the singles title at the ITF World Tennis Tour W15 event in Arcadia, Calif., over fellow American Elli Mandlik.
- Players to win ITF World Tennis Tour 25-level doubles titles: Former UCLA Bruin Robin Anderson and former Cal Bear Maegan Manasse (Osaka, Japan).
- Players to win ITF World Tennis Tour 15-level doubles titles: Chiara Scholl (Tabarka, Tunisia); former Texas A&M duo Harrison Adams and Junior Ore (Cancun, Mexico); former Michigan Wolverine Sarah Lee and former USC Trojan Brynn Boren (Arcadia, Calif.); former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Rasheeda McAdoo and Natasha Subhash (Carson, Calif.).