King Defeats Krueger To Capture 2016 LG&T Challenger Title

Mens Professional Tennis Challenger

Aussies Reid and Smith win doubles title in straight sets

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After players battled the heat and wind all week it was a perfect day for tennis as Darian King defeated Mitchell Krueger in straight sets to capture the 23rd Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger singles title. In the doubles final, the Australian duo of Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith also won in straight sets to seize the championship. Continue reading

2016 Finals Results

Men’s Singles – Final

[6] D. King (BAR) d M. Krueger (USA) 62 63

Men’s Doubles – Final

[2] M. Reid (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS) d L. Broady (GBR) / G. Clezar (BRA) 64 62

2016 Levene Gouldin & Thomspon Tennis Challenger Final Draw

2016 final draw

Semi-Finals Recap: King And Krueger to Meet in Final

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Semifinal Saturday witnessed players battle each other as well as the elements. With wind gusts reaching upwards of 24 mph, Darian King and Mitchell Krueger advanced to the singles final. Neither player allowed the extreme winds to affect their play as the former doubles partners will meet for just the second time ever. In the day’s opening match, Australians Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith won their semifinal match to earn a spot in the doubles final. Continue reading

High Temperatures Challenge Players Friday

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Players dropped out of the tournament due to heat exhaustion and battled cramps throughout the day Friday as the semifinals for both the singles and doubles draw were finalized. On a day where temperatures reached the mid-90s, Mitchell Krueger was the lone American to survive and advance into the semifinals. Joining him in the semifinals were Darian King from Barbados, Andrey Golubev from Kazakhstan, and Ramkumar Ramanathan from India. Continue reading