Hiltzik, Nevolo Advance in Singles of JSM Challenger

URBANA, Ill.  – Former Illini All-Americans, Jared Hiltzik and Dennis Nevolo, returned to their home courts on Tuesday night at the 2017 JSM Challenger. The pair earned come-from-behind victories to advance in the singles main draw.

Hiltzik {USA} saved three match points to top Mitchell Krueger, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2). Nevolo {USA} found momentum after dropping the first set against Sam Monette {CAN} to earn a win, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Qualifiers Michael Ymer and Ronnie Schneider each earned first round victories over their respective opponents.

Play on Wednesday is slated to begin at 10 a.m. with Bjorn Fratangelo {USA} taking on fellow-American Bradley Klahn. No. 8-seed Tommy Paul {USA} will face qualifier, Michael Ymer at the same time.

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 the USTA Pro Circuit.

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