23 Oct, 2022
2022 Mercer Tennis Classic:
Brengle Repeats as Champion
MERCER UNIVERSITY - John Drew Smith Tennis Center - OCT 17 - OCT 23, 2022
USTA Pro Circuit 60K Event
MACON, Georgia, (October 23, 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 got off to a fast start. Uvardy forehand miss hits and Brengle placing her serve helped the American get some breathing room and a 3-1 lead. While Brengle is not hitting her serve with noticeable pace, she places it and moves it around where her opponent doesn’t know what is coming.
There was more of that as Brengle kept holding to get to 5-3.
The set-deciding game featured some high quality shot-making. Brengle kept moving Udvardy from side to side and the Hungarian was trying to move Brengle off the court with angles. Brengle ran down the shots forcing errors and took the opener 6-3.
A lot of the same in the second set as Brengle earned a service break and backed that up to a 3-0 lead. More down the line backhands and more errors from Udvardy. 6-3, 6-1, Brengle. Brengle is now 16-4 in her career playing in Macon.
“It’s just so comfortable to play here,” added Brengle.
Brengle had car trouble this week as the hurricane floods from Florida, may have left water in her car.
“Everyone pitched in and helped me as it’s sometimes tough to be without a car.”
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 Panna UDVARDY (HUN)  6-3, 6-1
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.