22 Oct, 2022
2022 Mercer Tennis Classic: Brengle, Udvardy in Singles Final
Rogers.Rosca Capture Doubles Title
MERCER UNIVERSITY - John Drew Smith Tennis Center - OCT 17 - OCT 23, 2022
USTA Pro Circuit 60K Event
MACON, Georgia, (October 22, 2022) The Mercer Tennis Classic has moved into the semifinals of singles and the finals of doubles this week, held Oct. 17-23 at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center off I-75 in Macon.
Brengle and Volynets both got off to hot starts on Saturday. Volynets serve and Brengle’s forehand were both on fire. But it was Brengle that had only one unforced error the entire first set, and when something like that occurs, you’re going to take the first set, and Brengle did 6-2.
More of the same in the second set as Brengle was nailing the lines with down the line backhands and more errors from Volynets. 6-2, 6-3 Brengle, Brengle is now 15-4 in her career playing in Macon.
Tournament No. 2 seed, Panna Udvardy of Hungary survived a scare against an unseeded upstart from Brazil, Thaisa Grana Pedretti. To say Pedretti had chances was an understatement. She had leads in both sets and saved four match points against the current world No. 81.
Two top-100 players playing for the singles title in Macon on Sunday.
Brengle missed out on a chance to “double” this week as she and her partner, Maria Mateas were beaten in the finals by Anna Rogers and Christina Rosca.
Madison BRENGLE (USA)  def Katie VOLYNETS (USA)  6-2 6-3
Panna UDVARDY (HUN)  def Thaisa Grana PEDRETTI (BRA) 7-5 7-6(3)
WD Anna ROGERS (USA) / Christina ROSCA (USA)  def Madison BRENGLE (USA)  / Maria MATEAS 6-4 6-4
Now in its tenth year, the Mercer Tennis Classic will once again feature many of the best women tennis players in the world. It is the second biggest professional tournament in the state of Georgia in terms of prize money (ATP World Tour 250 event - Truist Atlanta Open in July, is the largest). It is also the longest running professional women’s tennis tournament in the state of Georgia. The event has been showcased on the Tennis Channel.
Tickets will be available onsite and online this year. $5 per day and $20 for the entire week.
The Mercer Tennis Classic has featured players with major titles, including 2014 Macon singles champ, Kateryna Bondarenko, of Ukraine, and her sister, Alona, who she teamed with to win the 2008 Australian Open Doubles title, and 2010 French Open singles champion Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, who was the tournament’s top seed in 2018.