Damrongsri and Yergina Win $5000 AF ATP & WTA Top 500 National Ranking Tournament Titles
Falls Church, VA (July 24) – No. 6 men’s seed Van Damrongsri, of Ellicott City, MD defeated # 1 seed Landon Schaefer, of Centreville, VA in the finals of the $5000 AF ATP & WTA Top 500 National Ranking Tournament, 6-3, 6-4.
In the women's final, Ukraine’s Kateryna Yergina, who played #1 at Virginia Commonwealth University defeated former University of Virginia #1 Lindsey Hardenbergh, of Aldie, VA who is currently ranked #76 on the United States ITF/WTA Top 500 National Ranking List.
Earlier this week Schaefer, who played #1 for George Mason University, prevailed in a tight match against Uganda’s Duncan Mugabe, of Woodbridge, VA 7-6, 6-7, 1-0, and Damrongsri defeated Claremont McKenna College player Joe Dorn, of Washington, DC, 6-4, 6-2.
Damrongsri, who is a rising junior at the University of Louisville, has set a goal of playing Davis Cup for Thailand. (Damrongsri’s parents immigrated from Thailand to the United States.) Damrongsri trains at the Tennis Center at College Park and with private coach Vinh Do at Fairfax Racquet Club, a 90-minute drive from his home in Ellicott City.
NOTES: Mugabe earned an ATP ranking of 659 in 2009 and after a four-year break began his return to competitive play by winning four consecutive matches and advancing to the semifinals at the Asian Festival Tournament.
Click here for photos. (Photos by Trevor K. Chan)
Men's Open Doubles (Final Round)
Joe Dorn / Zach Hublitz (1) def. James Davis / Carlos Nunez Del Prado (2) 6-4; 6-3
Men's Open Singles (Final Round)
Van Damrongsri (6) Ellicott City, MD United States def. Landon Schaefer (1) Centreville, VA United States 6-3; 6-4
Women's Open Doubles (Final Round)
Lindsey Hardenbergh / Kateryna Yergina (1) def. Rebekah Jenkins / Melissa Parks 6-0; 6-0
Women's Open Singles (Final Round)
Kateryna Yergina (3) Columbus, OH United States def. Lindsey Hardenbergh (1) Aldie, VA United States 6-3; 7-6
Tournament Sponsors: Jefferson District Park ||| Skyline Sport & Health - Carol de Ocampo ||| Bath Fitter ||| David LeMair Tennis ||| Dunlop ||| Robinson Secondary School - Head Coach Paul Fisher ||| George Mason University - Coaches Gary Quam & Steve Curtis ||| Hampton Inn - Falls Church ||| The Jackson Clinic
Tournament Host: Virginia Tennis Foundation