JACK SOCK TAKES THE TITLE AT 2022 SAVANNAH CHALLENGER PRESENTED BY ST. JOSEPH’S CANDLER

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JACK SOCK TAKES THE TITLE AT 2022 SAVANNAH CHALLENGER PRESENTED BY ST. JOSEPH’S CANDLER

SAVANNAH, Georgia, May 1, 2022 – Jack Sock has defeated 2018 and 2022 finalist Christian Harrison to claim the title of 2022 Savannah Challenger men’s singles champion.

Sock sailed through the first set with ease, beating Harrison 6-4. Harrison couldn’t get things going in the second set, leaving Sock to clinch the title with a final score of 6-4, 6-1. 

The Savannah Challenger is an ATP Challenger 80 and USTA Pro Circuit event that celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. Professional athletes from around the world competed for prize money, as well as valuable ATP Tour Ranking points.

 

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ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:

The USTA Pro Circuit was formed in 1979 to provide players with an opportunity to gain the professional ranking points they need to compete on the major pro tours. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, it has since grown into the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, consisting of approximately 100 tournaments and offering nearly $3 million in prize money. The USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit online at https://bit.ly/2Pv9rLQ.

RESULTS – MAY 01, 2022
Men’s
Singles –

Final
[4] J. Sock (USA) d C. Harrison (USA) 64 61

 

JACK SOCK AND CHRISTIAN HARRISON FACE OFF IN 2022 SAVANNAH CHALLENGER FINAL

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JACK SOCK AND CHRISTIAN HARRISON FACE OFF IN 2022 SAVANNAH CHALLENGER FINAL

The Landings Club to Host USTA Pro Circuit Event through May 1

SAVANNAH, Georgia, April 30, 2022 – Jack Sock and Christian Harrison are set to face off in the championship match of the 2022 Savannah Challenger.

In the first match of the day, 2016 champion Bjorn Fratangelo kicked off action against 2014 finalist Jack Sock. Sock grabbed the opening set 6-2 with ease, but in the second set Fratangelo was able to stay alive, leveling the match at 4-4. It would ultimately be Sock who would advance, besting Fratangelo 6-2, 6-4.

The second match of the day on the Landings Stadium Court was 2018 finalist Christian Harrison taking on former Ohio State star JJ Wolf. Harrison took control early in the match and won the first set 6-1. It was much of the same story in the second set with Harrison proving unstoppable and clinching the match 6-1, 6-3.  

The final match of the day was the doubles championship where Ruben Gonzales and Treat Huey took on Tun-Lin Wu and Zhizhen Zhang. Gonzales and Huey were barely able to sneak by Wu and Zhang in the first set, beating the team 7-6(3). Wu and Zhang put up a good fight in the second set, but in the end, Gonzales and Huey edged them out 6-4 to secure the doubles title.

The championship match will start at 12:00 pm and tickets are available for $35.

The Savannah Challenger is an ATP Challenger 80 and USTA Pro Circuit event that will be celebrating its 12th anniversary this year and takes place April 25 – May 1. Professional athletes from around the world will be competing for prize money, as well as valuable ATP Tour Ranking points.

 

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Allie Robinson at [email protected] or 912-547-3100, or Lesley Francis at [email protected] or 912-429-3950.

 

ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:

The USTA Pro Circuit was formed in 1979 to provide players with an opportunity to gain the professional ranking points they need to compete on the major pro tours. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, it has since grown into the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, consisting of approximately 100 tournaments and offering nearly $3 million in prize money. The USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit online at https://bit.ly/2Pv9rLQ.

RESULTS – APRIL 30, 2022
Men’s
Singles –

Semifinals
[4] J. Sock (USA) d [8] B. Fratangelo (USA) 62 64
C. Harrison (USA) d [6] J. Wolf (USA) 61 63

Men’s
Doubles –

Final
[4] R. Gonzales (PHI) / T. Huey (PHI) d T. Wu (TPE) / Z. Zhang (CHN) 76(3) 64

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2022
LANDINGS CLUB STADIUM start 12:00 pm
FINAL – C. Harrison (USA) vs [4] J. Sock (USA) 

 

THE SAVANNAH CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT USTA PRO CIRCUIT EVENT RETURNS FOR 2022

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THE SAVANNAH CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT USTA PRO CIRCUIT EVENT RETURNS FOR 2022

SAVANNAH, GA – January 24, 2022 – The Savannah Challenger, a premiere professional tennis event presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler and hosted by the Landings Club at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center on Skidaway Island, will be returning for its 12th annual year from April 25 – May 1, 2022, after a break due to the pandemic. This United States Tennis Association (USTA) ATP tournament is part of the worldwide Challenger series, a Pro Circuit event which will bring some of the world’s finest tennis players to Savannah. 

The week-long tournament will host a full field of professional singles and doubles that are recognized globally with rankings ranging from 100-300. The Challenger series is a worldwide circuit of approximately 150 tournaments located in more than 40 countries. Up and coming players gain valuable experience while competing for prize money and world ranking. 

“The Landings Club is overjoyed to be hosting this Pro Circuit event again, and we couldn’t be more excited to witness the most talented tennis players compete for the Savannah Challenger title,” said Chris Kader, The Savannah Challenger Tournament Director. “It is an honor to host such a high-level event at the Landings Club.”

Past contestants include Daniel Medvedev, Denis Shapavolov, Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Jack Sock and Ryan Harrison to name a few. The Savannah Challenger player roster for the 12th season will be published the first week of April 2022. All Challenger matches will be live streamed via the ATP Challenger website which reaches audiences around the world: www.atptour.com. The livestream coverage of all matches can also be viewed on the Savannah Challenger website: www.savannahchallenger.com. 

“We are delighted for the return of the Savannah Challenger and look forward to welcoming a lineup of stellar players back to the Hostess City,” said Savannah Challenger Tournament Chair Rhegan White-Clemm. “This tournament would not be possible without community support. We are so grateful to our sponsors and volunteers.”  

For the first time, the 2022 Savannah Challenger has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Savannah Area Tennis Association (SATA), to give back to local, underserved in children who play tennis in Chatham County. Proceeds from the inaugural 2022 Challenger silent auction will benefit SATA’s educational programs. 

Tickets will be available for purchase on the Savannah Challenger website and through Eventbrite starting on Feb. 25. For tickets or more information about The Savannah Challenger Tournament including schedule details, sponsorship prospects, and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.savannahchallenger.com or call 912-598-3501. To learn more about SATA, please visit www.savannahtennis.com. 

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Allie Robinson at [email protected] or 912-547-3100, or Kristyn Fielding at [email protected] or 229-393-6457.