- Kimberly Runyan
Perrin, Tan and Kania-Chodun Advance Before Day is Cut Short
Three Matches Completed Before Day is Suspended Due to Rain
Tyler, TX (October 27, 2020) – Day 2 of the Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic, an $80K USTA Pro Circuit Event, completed three matches before play was suspended at approximately 6:00pm local time due to weather.
University of Texas signee Charlotte Chavatipon and #16 seed Conny Perrin took Center Court at approximately 3:30pm. The 18 year-old Wild Card came out strong, but fell just short in the first set tiebreaker before the No. 270-ranked Perrin expertly closed out the second set 6-3.
Meanwhile, #14 seed Harmony Tan railed past Wild Card Chloe Henderson 6-0, 6-2 and Alternate Paula Kania-Chodun upset the 11-seeded Marie Benoit 6-3, 6-0.
Tomorrow’s order of play is scheduled to conclude the Qualifying rounds and begin the Singles main draw matches. Weather-permitting, Wednesday afternoon will feature top talent Shelby Rogers against 2018 Tyler Champion Whitney Osuigwe on Center Court, while 2017 Champion and #5 seed Kristie Ahn will face off against 18 year-old American up-and-comer Hailey Baptiste.
Later in the day, tour veteran Varvara Lepchenko will face rising star Caty McNally, who recently reached the third round of the US Open. Junior world No. 4 Diane Parry will meet 20 year-old Ann Li, who reached the 2020 US Open third round and was ranked as high as No. 12 as a Junior.
For more information about the $80K Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic, please visit: www.brproclassic.com.
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ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With more than 100 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to upwards of $160,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world and the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players. Now in its 41st year, the USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit on social media and at www.procircuit.usta.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Emilie Moeller, Bellatorum Resources Pro Classic Press Aide
Cell: (830) 237-1028