Pro tennis descends on the Darling Tennis Center, with both men and women competing at the Oracle Pro Series – Las Vegas. The player fields on both sides are strong, with both seasoned veterans and up-and-comers poised to make deep runs in the Vegas desert.
Robin Anderson – The No.2 seed in the women’s event, Robin Anderson is one of the most prolific collegiate tennis players of all time. The former UCLA Bruin was an 8-time ITA All-American, earning the honors for both singles and doubles in all four years she competed. In her junior and senior seasons, she was also the ITA Player of the Year and received the prestigious Honda Award recognizing the best collegiate women’s tennis player. She opens her Vegas campaign against a qualifier.
Alexander Sarkissian – Another collegiate standout, Pepperdine’s Alexander Sarkissian is the No.2 seed on the men’s side. In his two years in Malibu, he was the 2014 NCAA Singles Runner-Up, becoming just the third player in school history to reach the final. He was a two-time ITA All-American in singles and had an impressive 52-17 singles record in his career. An Oracle Pro Series regular, he also opens up against a qualifier.
Katie Swan – The first-ever Oracle Pro Series Champion on the women’s side, Katie Swan took the inaugural title at Claremont last fall. The British No.6 continues her comeback from injury as the No.8 seed in Las Vegas. Prior to her break for recovery, she saw success against top 100 players including Pauline Parmentier, Jill Teichmann and most impressively, against No.36 Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round of Wimbledon.
Toby Kodat – One of the most impressive young talents in American tennis, 17-year-old Toby Kodat is looking for his 7th match win of his young career on the professional circuit. The Bradenton resident reached the finals of the Junior French Open, falling in a tough three-set match. He reached a career-high junior ranking of No.5 earlier this year and is looking to be a dark horse against many of the seasoned pros in the Las Vegas draw.