Jamie Loeb, Dana Mathewson and David Wagner lead American team at Pan and Parapan American Games
The USTA will be sending 10 U.S. tennis players to the Pan American Games and Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile this October and November.
Jamie Loeb, the 2015 NCAA Division I singles champion, will represent Team USA for the Pan American Games, hoping to earn another accolade. Loeb raised the trophy at a USTA Pro Circuit W25 Malibu in early January this year and is currently ranked No. 274 on the WTA Tour.
Loeb will be joined by three men at the Pan American Games: Tristan Boyer, Omni Kumar and Evan Zhu. Kumar, ranked No. 359, won two ITF events this year , and reached the third round of the ATP 250 event in Winston-Salem. Boyer, ranked No. 288, is a two-time ATP Challenger finalist.
Six more players will represent the U.S. at the Parapan American Games across the women’s, men’s and quad events. Dana Mathewson and Maylee Phelps in the women’s field, Casey Ratzlaff and Conner Stroud in the men’s field, and Andrew Bogdonav and David Wagner in the quad field.
Mathewson is a two-time Paralympian, reaching the quarterfinals in the 2021 Tokyo Games, and the 2022 Wimbledon women’s wheelchair doubles champion. Phelps is just 16 years old, but is the No. 2 junior girl in the ITF rankings and was the girls’ wheelchair singles runner-up at the 2023 US Open Junior Wheelchair Championships. She’s won seven titles this season.
Wagner is a three-time Paralympic gold medalist in quad doubles and two-time Paralympic silver medalist in singles. He has won three singles titles this year, and is currently ranked No. 3. Bogdanov has won four tournaments this year—two each in singles and doubles—and made his Grand Slam debut at this year’s US Open Wheelchair Championships.
Competing in the men's division, Stroud has won five titles this year, and earned a career-high ranking of No. 23 in August. Ratzlaff, ranked No. 14, has won three titles this season.
The U.S. had a strong showing at the 2019 ParaPan American Games. Mathewson is the reigning women’s wheelchair doubles gold medalist alongside Emmy Kaiser and women’s wheelchair singles bronze medalist. Wagner is the 2019 quad singles silver medalist, and Ratzlaff is returning as the men’s wheelchair doubles silver medalist, which he earned alongside Chris Herman.
The Pan American Games will take place from October 20 to November 5, with the ParaPan American games following from November 17 to November 26.