Anderson Wins Champaign Challenger; Cameron to Complete College Eligibility at FSU; Sundling on USC Choice
Former Illinois player Kevin Anderson won his first tournament of the year Sunday, defeating Kevin Kim 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the $50,000+H Challenger in Champaign, where he spent three years as a member of the Fighting Illini. Anderson had his most impressive results in the first half of this year, defeating Australian Open champion (and today's winner of the Year-End Masters Cup) Novak Djokovic at the Sony Ericsson and reaching the final in the ATP event in Las Vegas, but wins have been hard to come by in the past four or five months for the 6-foot-8! (two inches taller than when he competed in college according to his ATP profile) South African. For an account of the match and complete results, see the tournament's website.
A story on the last USTA Pro Circuit event of the year in the Knoxville, Tenn. News leads with the withdrawals of Donald Young, Jesse Levine, John Isner and Taylor Dent, mentions Rhyne Williams winning his main draw wild card, and ends with the news that former Tennessee Volunteer Robert Cameron will be suiting up for Florida State this spring, completing his collegiate eligibility as a Seminole.
Marc Lucero, my colleague at the Tennis Recruiting Network spoke with JT Sundling about his choice of Southern Cal, in the final installment of TRN's extensive Signing Week coverage.