Australians John-Patrick Smith and Adam Feeney will carry the No. 1 seed into the doubles main draw of the 2013 Levene Gouldin & Thompson (LG&T) Tennis Challenger. Unadilla residents Alex and Ian Van Cott were awarded a wild card into the main draw by the tournament board and the USTA.
Smith and Feeney, who have ATP doubles rankings of 76 and 248 respectively, earned the top-seed by having the lowest combined doubles rankings. Smith, 24, is the highest ranked doubles player in the main draw and the only player in the top 100. Feeney, 28, is ranked No. 265 in singles, while Smith is listed at No. 353. The left-handed Smith has played in four Grand Slam doubles events and holds a 4-5 ATP World Tour and Grand Slam record. Feeney has competed in three Grand Slam doubles events and carries a 7-7 ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup record.
The Van Cotts, who both competed in the singles qualifying draw on Saturday, were able to bypass the doubles qualifying round by virtue of a wild card awarded by the USTA and the LG&T tournament board. Both Alex and Ian fell in straight sets in their opening qualifier matches. The duo will not play until Tuesday, July 16, the second day of main draw doubles competition.
The complete list of seeds includes:
1. Adam Feeney/John-Patrick Smith, Australia
2. Bradley Klahn, United States/Michael Venus, New Zealand
3. Ilija Bozoljac, Serbia/Mischa Zverev, Germany
4. Jarmere Jenkins/Austin Krajicek, United States