Tracy Kuhle to Play for a Chance at the U.S. Open Doubles Main Draw
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Tracy Kuhle, a senior for the Western Michigan women’s tennis team, will be competing for a chance to receive a wild card into the main draw of the 2016 U.S. Open after a successful weekend at the University of Notre Dame.
“Tracy has continued her strong play from the end of the season right into summer tournaments,” WMU head coach Ryan Tomlinson said. “She now has a chance at getting a wild card into the U.S. Open.”
Kuhle, a Second Team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honoree last season, won the U.S. Open National Playoffs/Women’s Doubles Sectional Qualifying final with partner Danielle Wolf of Indiana. The two defeated Katie Zordani (Iowa)/Christina Zordani (Wisconsin) in the finals 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (5). The duo advanced to the U.S. Open National Playoffs Championships which will take place in New Haven, Conn. at Yale University during the Connecticut Open from August 21-24.
Kuhle also competed in singles play and earned two wins over Christina Jordan (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and Jessica Rink (Granger, Ind.), before falling to Three-time ITA All-American Denise Muresan formerly of Michigan 7-6, 6-3 in the semifinal.
Along with her Second Team All-MAC Award, Tracy was named the team’s Amy Yeast MVP for the season. She was a two-time MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, a Four-time MAC Doubles Team of the Week member and a one-time MAC Singles Player of the Week winner. She led the team in singles wins with a 26-11 record and also went 26-11 in doubles.
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