Nine US-Americans Headline Tallahassee Challenger

Frances Tiafoe (photo: Tallahassee Challenger)

TALLAHASSEE, April 6, 2016

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger has released its initial entry list, with nine Americans headlining the 2016 event. There are ten countries represented in this year’s tournament.

Tallahassee Challenger

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Currently ranked No.85 in the world, USA’s Donald Young is the highest-ranked of the 22 men who received direct acceptance in to the 32-player main draw. Young reached the fourth round of the US Open twice in his career and holds eight ATP Challenger Tour singles titles.

He is joined by eight fellow Americans, including reigning French Open boys’ singles champion Tommy Paul, 2011 French Open boys’ singles champion Bjorn Fratangelo, and three-time ATP Challenger Tour title winner Ryan Harrison.

Also highlighting the field, defending champion Facundo Arguello and 2015 finalist Frances Tiafoe.

Below is the initial entry list of players who have signed up to the play the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger April 25-30 at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex.

Guido Andreozzi, Argentina

Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland

Marcelo Arevalo, El Savador

Giovanni Lapentti, Ecuador

Facundo Arguello, Argentina

Gerald Melzer, Austria

Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia

Axel Michon, France

Jared Donaldson, USA

Dennis Novikov, USA

Alejandro Falla, Colombia

Tommy Paul, USA

Bjorn Fratangelo, USA

Noah Rubin, USA

Quentin Halys, France

Tim Smyczek, USA

Ryan Harrison, USA

Frances Tiafoe, USA

Calvin Hemery, France

James Ward, Great Britain

Nicolas Kicker, Argentina

Donald Young, USA

Four spots in the main draw have been set aside for wild cards, which will be awarded by the tournament. Thirty-two qualifiers will compete from April 23-25 for four spots in the main draw.