Kudla to Meet Smyczek in Tiburon Challenger Final

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“Number-one seed Denis Kudla will ace off against number-three seed Tim Smyczek tomorrow in what is destined to be a Battle Royale,” said Tiburon Challenger Director Brendan Curry after Saturday’s semifinal matches. With both players playing a similar style of aggressive baseline tennis, we are in for long rallies and a very physical match.”   Curry adds that getting off to a good start is always key in any match, especially a final where nerves can play a role, so he expects both Kudla and Smyczek to come out of the gates ready to take control of the point as soon as possible, by stepping up to the baseline and minimally recovery time for his opponent.

“The tournament has seen a strong American presence, and we’re in for a spectacular day’s tennis tomorrow,” said Curry. “We have an all-American singles final, and in the doubles we will see top-seeded Dane Frederik Nielsen and Swede Johan Brunstrom against the Aussies Matt Reid and Carsten Ball.”

“Today, we also had two on-court demonstrations from the Wheelchair Tennis, and Special Olympics players, who put on a wonderful and very inspiring show between matches,” he added.

Finals play begins at noon, Sunday, October 4, 2015.

Men’s Singles – Semifinals
[1] Denis Kudla (USA) def. [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA), 62, 16, 64
[3] Tim Smyczek (USA) def. Quentin Halys (FRA), 63, 61

Men’s Doubles – Semifinal
[4] Carsten Ball (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) def. [WC] Deiton Baughman (USA)/Mackenzie McDonald (USA), 64, 64


Order of Play for Sunday, October 4

Center Court, Noon
[1] Denis Kudla (USA) vs. [3] Tim Smyczek (USA)

Followed by
Kids’ Tennis Exo, 20 minutes

Followed by
[1] Johan Brunstrom (SWE)/Frederik Nielsen (DEN) vs.[WC] Carsten Ball (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS)

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