USC’s Raymond Sarmiento and Danielle Lao, UCLA’s Robin Anderson and Martin Redlicki Headline Player Field at The Claremont Club
The Oracle Pro Series, a series of more than 25 new ATP, WTA and ITF World Tennis Tour professional tournaments to be held across the United States over the course of 2019 and 2020, has announced the player field for its inaugural event taking place October 6-13 at the Claremont Club in Claremont, California.
The men’s and women’s player fields are highlighted by current stars and alumni of storied SoCal university tennis programs USC and UCLA, including Trojans Raymond Sarmiento, Tanner Smith, Connor Farren, Danielle Lao, Giuliana Olmos and Rianna Valdez alongside Bruins Martin Redlicki, Gage Brymer, Govind Nanda, Robin Anderson, Catherine Harrison, Pamela Montez and Jada Hart.
Sarmiento graduated USC in 2014, where he achieved ITA Singles All-American status in each of his four seasons as a Trojan. Lao, who graduated in 2013, earned a career-high WTA singles ranking earlier this year after reaching the final round of qualifying at the Australian Open.
Anderson graduated from UCLA in 2015 as just the seventh Bruin in history to be recognized as an ITA All-American in each of her four years of competition – doing so in both singles and doubles every season. In both her junior and senior years, Anderson won the Honda Award for women’s tennis, which is given to the most outstanding player of the season. Redlicki is a 2-time NCAA doubles champion, having won the titles in his sophomore year (2016 w/McDonald) and senior year (2018 w/Zhu).
Joining the NCAA stars are other notable competitors including Great Britain’s Liam Broady, 2019 French Open Junior Champion Leylah Fernandez of Canada, American Upstart Kayla Day, and 10-time ITF titlist Alexa Glatch from Newport Beach.
The Oracle Pro Series – Claremont is free to attend for fans, who will be treated to a week of thrilling professional tennis at the world-class Claremont Club. The Series is creating more than 40 percent new playing opportunities in the United States for tennis professionals.
In addition to more playing opportunities in the U.S., the Oracle Pro Series will expand the pathway for the next generation of aspiring champions from college tennis up to the ATP Tour and the WTA Tour. The Oracle Pro Series will reward success with immediate access to higher level tournaments by connecting all Oracle events into one merit-based path to the highest levels of international professional tennis.
Oracle also supports collegiate tennis through sponsorship of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). This includes hosting several marquee ITA championship events throughout the year such as the Oracle ITA Masters and the Oracle ITA Fall Championships. At the grassroots level, Oracle supports tennis through its strategic partnership with Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). UTR leverages Oracle’s industry leading cloud technology to power its algorithm-based, big-data rating system and digital platform.