World No. 105 Marcel Granollers Headlines Main Draw Field

marcel granollers at the 2018 LGT doubles final

Marcel Granollers of Barcelona, Spain will headline the competitors for the 2019 tournament. Currently No. 105, Granollers is the highest-ranked of the 40 men who received direct acceptance into the 48-player main draw. The 33-year-old has claimed four ATP Tour titles in his career, with his most recent coming in August 2013 in Austria. The Spaniard reached a career-high ranking of No. 19 in the world in 2012 and has recorded wins over six top ten players including Andy Murray, James Blake, and David Ferrer.

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New York Native Noah Rubin Awarded Wild Card

Noah Rubin of Long Island, New York has been awarded a wild card into the 2019 main draw. Rubin is currently ranked No. 170 in the world and is fresh-off a strong run through qualifying at Wimbledon. The 23-year-old won three matches to make the main draw of Wimbledon for the first time in his career. He was then defeated by 2018 LG&T Tennis Challenger champion Jay Clarke in a tight four set match.

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Entry List 2019

Original Cut Off:411 (ATP) / 117 (ITF)
Rankings Date: 7/1/2019

MAIN DRAW (ATP DIRECT ACCEPTANCE)

Altamirano, Collin USA 268
Aragone, JC USA 256
Bangoura, Sekou USA 381
Barrios Vera, Marcelo Tomas CHI 281
Cressy, Maxime USA 314
Descotte, Matias Franco ARG 323
Duckworth, James AUS 145
Gabashvili, Teymuraz RUS 405
Gomez-Herrera, Carlos ESP 411
Gonzalez, Alejandro COL 382
Granollers, Marcel ESP 105
Karlovskiy, Evgeny RUS 216
Kokkinakis, Thanasi AUS 192
Korda, Sebastian USA 383
Kozlov, Stefan USA 406
Kwiatkowski, Thai-Son USA 205
Lacko, Lukas SVK 207
Lee, Duckhee KOR 217
Leshem, Edan ISR 404
Menezes, Joao BRA 267
Ortega-Olmedo, Roberto ESP 282
Polmans, Marc AUS 189
Purcell, Max AUS 264
Ramanathan, Ramkumar IND 151
Redlicki, Martin USA 388
Sarmiento, Raymond USA 369
Saville, Luke AUS 316
Sela, Dudi ISR 154
Shane, Ryan USA 343
Sinner, Jannik ITA 209
Smith, Roy USA 325
Sugita, Yuichi JPN 274
Tabilo, Alejandro CHI 313
Vukic, Aleksandar AUS 293
Wolf, J.J. USA 270

MAIN DRAW (ITF DIRECT ACCEPTANCE)

Glasspool, Lloyd GBR 56
Pervolarakis, Michai GRE 99
Petrone, Alessandro ITA 103
Martineau, Matteo FRA 109
Manafov, Vladyslav UKR 117

Direct Acceptances 35 (ATP) / 5 (ITF)
Wild Cards Strong Kirchheimer, Mitchell Krueger (2016 LG&T Challenger finalist), John McNally, Alexander Ritschard, Noah Rubin, Sergiy Stakhovsky (2014 LG&T Challenger champ)
Qualifiers 2
Special Exempts 1

The Fastest Week of the Summer 2019

Clarke slides in 2018 finalEnjoy 7 days of international professional tennis at the 26th Annual Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger! See the Binghamton stop of the ATP Challenger tour at Recreation Park, professional tennis’ most intimate competitive courts. Matches start 10am Monday-Thursday. And 11AM Friday through Championship Sunday. Continue reading

Clarke Knocks Off Thompson to Become 25th Champion

20 year old Jay Clarke celebrates his first ATP Challenger win

A large crowd watched Singles & Doubles final matches that were filled with exciting, tight play. The singles match between Jay Clarke (GBR) and Jordan Tompson (AUS) was the longest match of the 2018 tournament, clocking in at an official match time of 176 minutes, a full half hour longer than the second longest match, the 2nd Round match between Dominik Koepfer (GER) and Edan Leshem (ISR), 144 minutes.

Clarke Thompson 2018 Singles Final

Clarke (No. 225) faced off against last year’s LG&T Challenger runner-up Jordan Thompson (No. 98). Both men had to work and grind for every point throughout the match. After a very back and forth contest, Clarke finally pulled ahead and defeated Thompson, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-4. This was twenty year old Clarke’s first ATP Challenger victory.

On the doubles side the family duo of Gerarld Granollers (No. 157) and his brother Marcel Granollers (No. 26) matched up against Alejandro Gomez (No. 382) and his partner Caio Silva (No. 307). The Granollers brothers ,who have been hot all summer, handled their business today. They won the match 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and twenty four minutes. This was the family duo’s third title this summer.

2018 Final Results

Men’s Singles – Final

[8] J. Clarke (GBR) d [1] J. Thompson (AUS) 67(6) 76(5) 64

Men’s Doubles – Final

[1] G. Granollers (ESP) / M. Granollers (ESP) d [PR] A. Gomez (COL) / C. Silva (BRA) 76(2) 64

The 2018 Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger Draw

LG&T Challenger 2108 Draw

Thompson Reaches Finals For Back To Back Years

After two wash outs the LG&T Challenger caught back up with the schedule and finished all semi final matches today. Two finals matches tomorrow decide the Singles & Doubles Champions. Everyone has worked hard to get back on track and players cooperated tremendously to help us get to this point.
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