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ERIC QUIGLEY HEADLINES MONDAY NIGHT SESSION AT KENTUCKY BANK CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ERIC QUIGLEY HEADLINES MONDAY NIGHT SESSION AT KENTUCKY BANK CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Former Wildcat to lead Monday night session

Eric Quigley by Charlie Baglan 3Eric Quigley at the 2015 Lexington Challenger, Photo by Charlie Baglan

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 24, 2016 – Former Kentucky Wildcat, Eric Quigley (USA), will be the kick-off match to the men’s main draw singles play on Monday night in Lexington, it was announced Sunday afternoon by the United States Tennis Association.

Quigley will play no earlier than 7 p.m. ET at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center’s main stadium court in front of a hometown crown in Lexington. Quigley, who is in the field as a wild card, will play Brydan Klein (GBR). They have not played each other before in a competitive competition.

Also at 7 p.m. ET on the stadium side of the Boone Tennis Center will be (7) Frances Tiafoe (USA) against Tommy Paul (USA).

The UK connection will continue on Monday night, as Jesse Witten (USA) and Beck Pennington (USA), a former and current Wildcat, will play in the main doubles draw against Sekou Bangoura (USA) and Jose Statham (NZL) in the first round of the 2016 doubles main draw.

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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