Tennessee’s De Zutter Wins Open Singles Title at USPTA Indoor Championships
Cedric De Zutter won the men’s open singles division at the 2017 USPTA Indoor Championships on March 17-19, at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.
The three-day tournament featured events in four categories and gave USPTA-certified Professionals an opportunity to earn a portion of the $5,000 prize money.
De Zutter (Memphis, Tenn.) defeated Michael Pereira (Little Rock, Ark.) in two sets (6-3, 6-4) to win his first open singles title at the USPTA Indoor Championships.
De Zutter later paired up with Matt Feury of Bartlett, Tenn., to win the men’s open doubles division title over Memphis duo Duncan Howell and Tom Wride by the means of a walkover.
Kevin Gillette (Meridan, Miss.) cruised to the finals in the men’s 45 singles division and defeated Rob Horsch (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) with a 6-2,6-0 victory.
For the second consecutive year, Horsch returned to take home a win in the men’s 45 doubles division alongside teammate Gillette by defeating Patrick Fontana (Dallas, Texas) and M.J. Garnett (Collierville, Tenn.) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
Next up in the USPTA Surface Championship series is the $7,000 2017 Clay Court Championships on May 18-21, at the Sanchez Casal Academy in Naples, Fla.
To register for the USPTA Clay Court Championships, go to www.setteo.com/torneos/uspta-claycourt-championships/. Registration for the remaining tournaments will be posted at a later date.
For more information on the USPTA Surface Championships, visit uspta.com/tournaments.
2017 USPTA Indoor Championship Results
Men’s Open Singles
Cedric De Zutter (Memphis) def. Michael Pereira (Little Rock, Ark.) 6-3, 6-4
Men’s Open Doubles
De Zutter / Matt Feury (Bartlett, Tenn.) def. Duncan Howell (Memphis) / Tom Wride (Memphis) WO
Men’s 45 Singles
Kevin Gillette (Meridan, Miss.) def. Rob Horsch (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) 6-2, 6-0
Men’s 35/45 Doubles
Horsch/ Gillette def. Patrick Fontana (Dallas, Texas) / M.J. Garnett (Collierville, Tenn.) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
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