Bradley Klahn Returns As No. 5 Seed
Rhyne Williams of Knoxville, Tn. will be the No. 1 singles seed at the 2013 tournament. Bradley Klahn also returns to Binghamton after being unseeded in 2012 as the No. 5 seed this year.
Williams, 22, is a two-time NCAA All-American, turning pro in 2011 after a strong collegiate career. Williams excelled in his first full season as a professional in 2012, winning three doubles titles with his former University of Tennessee teammate Tennys Sandgren, who is also competing in the main draw of the LG&T Challenger. The highlight of Williams’ season came at the US Open, where he became one of just 13 players in tournament history to advance to the main draw as a qualifying wild card. After losing to ATP Top 20 player Nicolas Almagro in the semi-finals of the 250-level ATP event in Houston, Tx. this past April, Williams earned a career-high ranking of 117.
Klahn, 22, was the 2010 NCAA Men’s singles champion as a sophomore at Stanford University. After completing a stellar college career, Klahn transitioned to the ATP tour in 2012, achieving solid results early. He advanced to the quarterfinals at the $100,000 Challengers in Aptos, Ca., and Sacramento, Ca., as well as at the $75,000 Challenger in Charlottesville, Va. At the 2012 US Open, Klahn became the first qualifying wild card ever to reach the second round in men’s singles with a five-set, first-round victory against former top-10 player Jurgen Melzer.
The complete list of seeds includes:
1. Rhyne Williams, United States
2. Mischa Zverev, Germany
3. Yuichi Sugita, Japan
4. Donald Young, United States
5. Bradley Klahn, United States
6. Alex Kuznetsov, United States
7. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia
8. Farrukh Dustov, Uzbekistan