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ADRIAN MANNARINO EARNS TOP SEED FOR 2016 KENTUCKY BANK CLASSIC

ADRIAN MANNARINO EARNS TOP SEED FOR 2016 KENTUCKY BANK CLASSIC

 

Men’s main draw released with play beginning on Monday

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 23, 2016 – The United States Tennis Association released the main men’s draw for the Kentucky Bank Championships on Saturday afternoon with Adrian Mannarino of France earning the top seed in the week-long tournament. Play in the $50,000 event’s main draw commences on Monday at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center in Lexington and runs through Championship Sunday, July 31.

Tickets can be purchased by accessing the Kentucky Bank Championships website, LexingtonChallenger.com. There, fans can find updated draw sheets, order of play, news, tournament information and more.

Beginning with main draw play on Monday, live stats and live streaming will be available through those links and the USTA website, as well.

The order of play for Monday’s opening round will be released Sunday night after the four qualifiers have been determined out of the qualifying draw.

Mannarino (FRA) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 55 in the world, and is 18-15 on the 2016 season, accumulating more than $340,000 in prize money this season. Mannarino has reached the round of 16 in his last three tournaments, with a quarterfinal appearance highlighting his appearance at the Ricoh Open in the Netherlands in mid-June. He also faced world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at The Championships, Wimbledon this summer in the second round, dropping three tight sets to the top-ranked Serbian.

Two University of Kentucky players are into the main draw already, with all-time wins leader Eric Quigley (USA) into the field as a wildcard, in addition to current Wildcat, William Bushamuka (USA). Quigley will face Brydan Klein (GBR) in the opening round, with Bushamuka playing Liam Broady (GBR).

The complete list of seeds includes:

  1. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
  2. Malek Jaziri (TUN)
  3. Daniel Evans (GBR)
  4. Jordan Thompson (AUS)
  5. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA)
  6. Quentin Halys (FRA)
  7. Frances Tiafoe (USA)
  8. Stefan Kozlov (USA)

The complete list of wild cards includes:

Eric Quigley (USA)

Brian Baker (USA)

William Bushamuka (USA)

Ryan Shane (USA)

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 37 years ago 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 over $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, Sam Querrey, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their career on the USTA Pro Circuit.

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For more information, contact:

CHRIS SHOALS, Tournament Press Aide

On-site: 513-312-2489

E-mail: cmsh223@uky.edu

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