11 Sep 2012

Americans dominate Costa Mesa entrants


NEWS ARTICLE

By  Nick Fishpool

Brian Baker (USA)

Costa Mesa, CA, USA: The 14th ITF Pro Circuit tournament to take place in this city gets underway on 18 September 2012 (qualifying starts 14 September) and a new name is certain to be added to the list of past winners.

With no former champions in the draw, whoever takes the singles title will become the 13th different winner with America's Michael McClune the only player to have won the title twice (2007 and 2009).

American players have triumphed in nine of the thirteen finals played to date and they will once again have a strong presence in the main draw with 11 of the 18 players named on the main draw acceptance list coming from the USA. Leading the list of entrants however is Britain's Alex Bogdanovic.

Since 2003, Costa Mesa had staged an event one event each year until earlier this year. In March the Orange County city played host outside of September for only the third time. At this March tournament Brian Baker made his last appearance to date on the ITF Pro Circuit and signed off with the title.

 

Past singles champions in Costa Mesa

November 2001

Chad Carlson

USA

September 2002

KJ Hippensteel

USA

November 2003

Jimmy Wang

TPE

September 2003

Jimy Szymanski

VEN

September 2004

Lesley Joseph

USA

September 2005

Sam Warburg

USA

September 2006

Dudi Sela

ISR

September 2007

Michael McClune

USA

September 2008

Zack Fleishmann

USA

September 2009

Michael McClune

USA

September 2010

Fritz Wolmarans

RSA

September 2011

Steve Johnson

USA

March 2012

Brian Baker

USA

September 2012

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Photos

  • Brian Baker (USA)Alex BOGDANOVIC (Great Britain)

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