RAINS HALTS PLAY AT KENTUCKY BANK TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Escobedo, Krajicek both advance into finals
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 30, 2016 – Due to approaching thunderstorms in the Lexington area, the 2016 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships entered a weather delay at 5:36 p.m. ET on Semifinal Saturday, after United Stated Tennis Association officials officially decided to halt play.
Both Ernesto Escobedo (USA) and Michaella Krajicek (NED) both booked spots in Sunday’s finals before rain halted play this afternoon.
Brian Baker (USA) leads Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3, 2*-5 at the moment on court one. In the women’s second semifinal, Ariana Rodionova (AUS) leads Jamie Loeb (USA) 7-6 (1), 4*-1 with play stopped.
Tickets for the remainder of the week are still available for all sessions at LexingtonChallenger.com, and walk-ups at the gate are also gladly accepted. The United States Tennis Association also is live streaming all matches of the main draw on its website, in addition to providing scores and live stats.
Play will resume as soon as possible on the two stadium after the showers pass.
2016 Kentucky Bank Championships
A USTA Pro Circuit Event
Saturday, July 30, 2016 – (Day 8)
Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center
Saturday, July 30 – Results
Men’s Singles – Semifinals
Ernesto Escobedo (USA) def. Andrew Whittington (AUS), 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-1
Women’s Singles – Semifinals
Michaella Krajicek (NED) def. Jevana Jaksic (SRB), 6-3, 7-6
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.
For more information, contact:
CHRIS SHOALS, Tournament Press Aide