Qualifying Rounds – Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015
Main Draw Singles and Doubles – Monday-Sunday, April 20-26, 2015
Night Matches Monday through Friday
The 2015 St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger is the premiere professional tennis event in south Georgia attracting some of the top names on the ATP Tour. The success of many of our 2014 players at Wimbledon was absolutely amazing. Nick Kyrgios our champion went on to upset Gasquet and then Nadal to advance to the quarterfinals. Our singles finalist Jack Sock went on to claim the men’s doubles championships and one of our wildcards into the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger Noah Rubin went on to win the boys singles championships at Wimbledon.
2015 is the 7th year of the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger hosted at Savannah’s beautiful island community The Landings Club. Our event continues to grow in popularity as our night matches were a big hit and Zaxby’s Kids Day and SATA Ladies Day are always extremely well attended. We have continued to upgrade our VIP section and last years feedback was very positive. The atmosphere for the 2015 will again be electric with lights, music, live streaming and much more. The 2015 event will again be held in late April and is a must to attend if you are within a few hours of The Landings Club.
Over the years the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger has had some thrilling events with players such as Mardy Fish, Ryan Harrison (2013 Champion), Michael Russell, Jack Sock, Ivo Karlovic, Nicolas Massu (2 time Gold Medalist), Donald Young, John Isner, James Blake, Kei Nishikori, Robbie Ginepri and many more. The St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger is always a player favorite as many have been amazed at the facilities and the southern hospitality.
The St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challengerand the USTA pro circuit are designed to bring some of the world’s finest tennis players to our city. Challenger tournaments are usually held for ATP players with a world ranking between 40-200 but in the case with the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger our tournament can bring in players ranked in the top 20 in the world.
The USTA Challenger series allows more American players to stay here at home and improve their rankings on the ATP tour. If they are successful in building their rankings they have the opportunity to get directly into the main draw to the higher level tournaments including the Grand Slams. Points earned during the St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger count towards the USTA Wildcard entry into the French Open held in Paris, France in May.