2015 Acceptance List

Seven Americans Highlight Field At This Year’s Tournament

Arevalo, Marcelo ESA 316
Barrere, Gregoire FRA 304
Broady, Liam GBR 182
Clezar, Guilherme BRA 162
Corrie, Edward GBR 240
Donaldson, Jared USA 155
Escobar, Gonzalo ECU 284
Fratangelo, Bjorn USA 124
Jarry, Nicolas CHI 202
Jones, Greg AUS 317
Jung, Jason TPE 209
Klein, Brydan GBR 177
Kutrovsky, Alex BUL 325
Kuznetsov, Alex USA 272
Myneni, Saketh IND 210
Nguyen, Daniel USA 229
Nielsen, Frederik DEN 269
Niki, Takuto JPN 321
Novikov, Dennis USA 196
Pecotic, Matjia CRO 299
Sweeting, Ryan USA 245
Tiafoe, Frances USA 291

Binghamton Mayor Rich DavidBinghamton Mayor Rich David helped announce the field for the 2015 LG&T Challenger in the Pavillion at Recreation Park on July 9th.

American Bjorn Fratangelo, who is currently ranked No. 124 in the world, is the highest-ranked player of the 22 men who received direct acceptance. He last made an appearance at the tournament as the top-seed in 2013’s qualifying draw. Ranked 335 at the time, he was knocked out of contention for the main draw by Frederik Nielsen.

Fratangelo highlights a group of seven Americans who received bids to the main draw including 2013 LG&T champion Alex Kuznetsov (No. 272), 18-year old rising star Jared Donaldson (No. 155) and tour veteran Ryan Sweeting (No. 245). The three other Americans in the field are Dennis Novikov (No. 196), Daniel Nguyen (No. 229) and Frances Tiafoe (No. 291).

Fratangelo and Donaldson have both captured ATP Challenger titles recently. Last February, Fratangelo won the Launceston Challenger in Australia while Donaldson won the USTA Pro Circuit Maui $50,000 Challenger in January. Donaldson also won the doubles title at the same tournament with American teammate Stefan Kozlov.