Sandgren Advances on Day Three of JSM Challenger

URBANA, Ill.  – No. 1 overall seed, Tennys Sandgren {USA} advanced in the main draw of the 2017 JSM Challenger on Monday night. Sandgren topped Aron Hiltzik {USA}, 6-1, 6-7(1), 6-0 at the Atkins Tennis Center.

In singles play, No. 5 seed Bjorn Fratangelo {USA} defeated Sebastian Fanselow {GER}, 3-6, 7-6(0), 6-1. USA’s No. 3 seed, Tommy Paul, earned the victory over Dominik Koepfer, 6-2, 6-4.

The doubles main draw commenced with the No. 3-seeded pairing of Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury defeating Jared Hiltzik and Aleks Kovacevic, 6-2, 6-4.

Tuesday will feature the nine remaining singles main draw matches. Three Illini are slated to compete on Tuesday night as Jared Hiltzik, Dennis Nevolo and Aleks Vukic each earned main draw wild cards.

About the USTA Pro Circuit

With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging

from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition

for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched

its Pro Circuit in 1979 to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and

it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly

$3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries

competed in cities nationwide. John Isner, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Caroline Woznaicki, Kei

Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka and Sam Querrey are among today’s top stars who began their careers on

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