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TopDawg 04-26-2012 06:17 PM

Recent College Players That Turned Pro
 
Robert Farah #246: USC Trojan won his first tour level matches this week beating former Tulsa Hurricane Arnau Brugues and world # 38 Pablo Andujar in Barcelona

Daniel Kosakowski #315: UCLA Bruin has won 1 final and made 3 QF this year in futures. Beat Steve Johnson last June to win Sacramento Future. Last year won a main draw match in Los Angeles Classic.

JP Smith #349: Tennessee Vol has won 1 future made 2 finals and made 2 Challenger QFs.

Rhyne Williams #365: Tennessee Vol plays Ryan Sweeting tomorrow in QF at Savannah Challenger. Qualified for Indian Wells and lost 6-4 in the 3rd to #86 ranked Frederico Gil.

Blake Strode #384: Arkansas Razorback plays Peter Polansky tomorrow in QF at Savannah Challenger. Won 2 Futures in last year.

Tennys Sandgren #404: Tennessee Vol has won 4 futures in the last 9 months including one last week. Will be around 360 next week

Sanam Singh #446: Virginia Cav won back to back to back futures in India recently.

Amazing that Tennessee had 3 players in the current top 400 and couldn't make it past the quarterfinals last year. Feel free to add to the list for other players that you remember that went pro in the last 2 years or so.

treeman10 04-26-2012 08:30 PM

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KineticChain 04-26-2012 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by treeman10 (Post 6490924)
Think I've got a correction for your TopDawg, this shows Farah at #66 - I didn't realize he was in the top 100....

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...ert-Farah.aspx

That's his doubles rank

treeman10 04-26-2012 11:11 PM

duh my bad. I should have never doubted the TopDawg.

floridatennisdude 04-27-2012 02:33 AM

Sekou Bangoura Jr - #800, 7-10 overall and has yet to make it out of the second round in a Futures event in 2012. Has earned $1594 in prize money this season.

Great decision to turn pro

jaggy 04-27-2012 05:04 AM

Dominic Inglot, England, played at UVA now 141 in doubles playing with Treat Huey, Philipines and also from UVA, currently 44 in doubles.

josofo 04-27-2012 05:19 AM

steve johnson is ranked 368, if he had turned pro based on his early results i think he would be ranked around 200 by now.

other notable players

devin britton is ranked way up at 614.

austin krajick at 449

volstennis 04-27-2012 05:53 AM

John Peers (Baylor/Middle Tennessee): 511 in singles but made final in $15k Futures in Little Rock last week. 159 in doubles.

Peers & JP Smith have been practically lights out in doubles this year. They've won 3 Challenger titles in 2012. JP is 180 in doubles.

Clemson_tennis 04-27-2012 06:23 AM

Marek Michalicka of Wisconsin, ranked 299 in singles. Has been tearing it up in European futures and now challengers.

Gatorluver 04-27-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by floridatennisdude (Post 6491157)
Sekou Bangoura Jr - #800, 7-10 overall and has yet to make it out of the second round in a Futures event in 2012. Has earned $1594 in prize money this season.

Great decision to turn pro

One of the worst decisions ever! Sad thing is he was happy and doing well in school. He was pushed to turn pro by his family.

Vicious Vik 04-28-2012 08:37 AM

Sanam Singh was doing well in Indian futures. I saw him play in one of them when I was over visiting family in India. He lookd very sharp and even quicker than he was in college. I will be pulling for him to make the ATP level.

Rob_C 04-28-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Vicious Vik (Post 6493652)
Sanam Singh was doing well in Indian futures. I saw him play in one of them when I was over visiting family in India. He lookd very sharp and even quicker than he was in college. I will be pulling for him to make the ATP level.

He looks a little short to me, slight as well. Reminds me of Yuki Bhambri, who did well at the Futures level, but hasnt really made strides at the higher levels.

Rob_C 04-28-2012 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Gatorluver (Post 6492301)
One of the worst decisions ever! Sad thing is he was happy and doing well in school. He was pushed to turn pro by his family.

According to TCF, the family is education 1st, tennis 2nd, as far as priorities. Supposedly Sekou had to guarantee his Dad he would finish his degree for the Dad to sign off on him turning pro.

Vicious Vik 04-28-2012 05:59 PM

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan also doing well.

corbind 04-29-2012 12:03 AM

Good stuff

Clemson_tennis 05-01-2012 06:29 AM

Robert Farah beat Davydenko 6-3 6-2 today in Munich.

duusoo 05-01-2012 06:32 AM

Did the player from LSU a couple of years ago give it a run, I think his name was Venus or something like that?

treeman10 05-01-2012 06:32 AM

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ClarkC 05-01-2012 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by duusoo (Post 6500038)
Did the player from LSU a couple of years ago give it a run, I think his name was Venus or something like that?

Michael Venus of New Zealand.

Currently #413. Last activity was a loss in Davis Cup to Uzbekistan in February. Beat Robert Kendrick in the Honolulu Challenger in January in his previous action, before losing to Denis Kudla.

duusoo 05-01-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ClarkC (Post 6500200)
Michael Venus of New Zealand.

Currently #413. Last activity was a loss in Davis Cup to Uzbekistan in February. Beat Robert Kendrick in the Honolulu Challenger in January in his previous action, before losing to Denis Kudla.

Thanks, saw him in college, always thought he had good stuff.


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