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Dow Tennis Classic

Welcome to the 2017 Dow Tennis Classic

This women’s professional tennis tournament continues its tradition of showcasing outstanding international tennis talent and inspiring the next generation of tennis players.

January 29 - February 5, 2017
Greater Midland Tennis Center
900 East Wackerly Street
Midland, Michigan


CONGRATULATIONS 2017 DOW TENNIS CLASSIC CHAMPIONS




SINGLES CHAMPION - TATJANA MARIA

No. 5 seed and 2015 singles champion Tatjana Maria claimed the 2017 Dow Tennis Classic title for the second time in her career after defeating defending champion Naomi Broady 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 on Sunday, February 5th.
In the first set Maria took and early 4-0 lead after converting two crucial break points. Broady was then able to find her game bringing the match back to 4-3, but Maria continued to play aggressive tennis and took the opening set 6-4. In the second set Broady took and early lead but Maria battled back and forced a tiebreak. Maria saved three set points, but Broady closed out the tiebreak to win the set 7-6(6). In the final set both players continued to player decisive tennis. It was ultimately Maria though who would break Broady in the final game of the championship match to win the title with a final score of 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4.
The two players had only played one previous time in 2015 in Altenkirchen, Germany where Maria defeated Broady 7-6(4), 6-3 in qualifying. Maria is just the fourth person to claim the singles title more than once in their career. The last person to hold the accomplishment was Lucie Hradecka who won the title in 2009 and 2011.




DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - ASHLEY WEINHOLD AND CAITLIN WHORISKEY

In doubles, No. 2 seeds Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin Whoriskey defeated the wild card duo of Kayla Day and Caroline Dolehide. With the win Weinhold and Whoriskey claimed their sixth title as a team.

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To learn how your business can benefit by being a sponsor of this world-class event, contact Assistant Tournament Director Bridget Sullivan at bsullivan@greatermidland.org.

 

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