Tyler, new facility praised as host of $80,000 pro tennis event

The event admittedly was quickly put together, which makes what the Tyler Athletic and Swim Club pulled off all the more impressive. It successfully produced the city’s first professional tennis tournament in more than a decade. Playing in front of large crowds throughout the weekend, the RBC Pro Challenge came down to Kristie Ahn and Danielle…

Tennis: Kristie Ahn wins RBC Pro Challenge title, eyes wild card into Australian Open

Kristie Ahn defeated Danielle Collins, 6-4, 6-4, to win the RBC Pro Challenge, an $80,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event in front of a great crowd of more than 500 spectators Sunday at the Tyler Athletic and Swim Club. With the win, Ahn (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey) earned 115 WTA ranking points and $12,161 in prize money. “In the final there’s

Kristie Ahn to meet Danielle Collins in final of RBC Pro Tennis Challenge

Kristie Ahn will face fellow American and former collegiate star Danielle Collins in the RBC Pro Challenge singles final Sunday. The winner will not only take home 115 ranking points and over $12,000 in prize money, but they will also move into pole position in the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. Ahn (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) kicked

All-American semifinals set for RBC Pro Tennis Challenge

The Stars and Stripes will be well represented on Saturday, with seven of the eight remaining players in the RBC Pro Challenge, a USTA Pro Circuit event, hailing from the United States. Kristie Ahn, of Upper Saddle River, N.J., was the first to book her place in the semifinals after coming back to defeat Elitsa Kostova (Bulgaria) in three sets.

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