By Steve Pratt | Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Back within the fall of 2016, Ryan Seggerman used to be a 16-year-old Coronado High School junior who took good thing about a USTA wild card along his friend Timmy Sah to advance the entire method to the Irvine ITF Pro Futures doubles ultimate ahead of falling to present Top-50 ATP participant Mackie McDonald and Deiton Baughman.
Fast ahead six-and-a-half years and Seggerman as soon as once more cashed in on his wild card fortunes, this time in singles and on the inaugural SoCal Pro Circuit’s 2d match being performed this week at the campus of the University of San Diego.
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A up to date Princeton University graduate, the 22-year-old Seggerman on Tuesday defeated emerging Ohio State sophomore Jack Anthrop, of Florida, 7-6 (1), 6-3, for his first ATP level in singles whilst advancing to the second one around and a gathering with Rancho Santa Fe resident Kalman Boyd on Thursday.
“I am really happy to get the win and my first ATP point in singles,” stated Seggerman, dressed in a Princeton Tennis t-shirt. “I really wanted that one. It was tough and close and just came down to a few big points in each set. I’m glad it went my way.”
Seggerman held the No. 1 rating as a Junior in Southern California within the 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. He studied operations analysis and fiscal engineering at some of the nation’s elite Ivy League colleges. He has enrolled on the University of North Carolina within the fall and can play his fifth-year season (he’s granted an additional yr of NCAA eligibility because of the pandemic-induced cancellation of the 2020 NCAA season) for the Tar Heels within the subsequent schoolyear.
Seggerman used to be certainly one of 4 Southern California gamers who received first-round males’s singles suits on Tuesday as Boyd, wild-card Siem Woldeab of La Mesa, and Irvine resident Kyle Kang additionally complicated.
In what may well be the fit of the primary around, two extremely touted Southern California youngsters will struggle it out on Wednesday as Irvine’s Learner Tien, the country’s No. 1 Junior within the USTA ratings, performs Rancho Santa Fe resident and qualifier Hudson Rivera. Top-seeded Gage Brymer, who complicated to the singles ultimate eventually week’s match, will open play Wednesday towards unseeded Fletcher Scott at 10 a.m. Denmark’s August Holmgren, who beat Brymer in ultimate week’s ultimate and likewise received the doubles name, takes on qualifier Jacob Brumm of Rancho Santa Fe in his first around additionally at 10 a.m. Holmgren has been on fireplace the previous two weeks, having complicated to the NCAA Division I Men’s Singles ultimate whilst taking part in for the University of San Diego.
On the ladies’s facet, top-seeded Jessica Failla of Ramona will tackle fellow San Diego County resident and wild-card Megan McCray, of Oceanside. Both received first-round suits on Tuesday. In the one major draw girls’s fit performed, Torrance’s Kimi Hance of UCLA took out Katja Wiersholm in 3 units. San Diego 17-year-old Katherine Hui fought her method thru to the principle draw successful her 2d qualifying fit Tuesday.
The is the second one week of the SoCal Pro Circuit with ultimate week’s match having taken position at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. Next week, the circuit heads to Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Each match options males’s and ladies’s major attracts of 32 singles gamers and 16 doubles groups. Each match is open to the general public, with loose admission.
Following its San Diego County swing, the SoCal Pro Circuit resumes June 27-July 3 at Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates ahead of shifting onto Los Caballeros Sports Village in Fountain Valley July 4-10, and concluding July 11-17 at Lakewood Tennis Center in Lakewood.
Weekend semifinals and finals suits might be live-streamed with remark from Cracked Racquets podcaster Alex Gruskin.
Photo credit score: Lexie Wanninger / USTA Southern California