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jirobkk
Oct 3rd, 2005, 02:55 AM
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Napaporn captures first career $US50,000 Challenger title

ASHLAND USA, October 03, 2005
Thailand's Napaporn Tongsalee successfully captured her first career $US50,000 Challenger title at the $US50,000 Our Ladiy of Bellefonte Hospital Tennis Classic, a Women's Challenger Tournament at Ashland Tennis Center in Ashland, KY, USA on Sunday.

The Thai 25-year-old Napaporn became only the second Thai woman after Tamarine Tanasugarn to win the $50,000 Challenger title. The Thai, a surprise finalist who came into the tournament ranked 302, defeated second seed Kristina Brandi of Puerto Rico (ranked 103 and former world No. 27) in three sets battle 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the lady final.

On her winning way to the final, the Thai doubles specialist who has won $US10,000 title in Balikpakan, Indonesia in September 2004, defeated three former big name players. She beated Canada's Maureen Drake (ranked 333 and former world No. 47) 6-3, 6-4 in the first round, then she swept past 7th seed Lilia Osterloh (ranked 175 and former world No. 41) 6-1, 6-1 in the second round, a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinals win over USA's Alexa Glatch (ranked 238) and knocked out top seed USA's Amy Frazier (ranked 77 and former world No. 13) in semifinals.

With a good showing in $US50,000 Ashland Tournament, Napaporn who has reached her career -high at 279th in November 2003, will jump up from 302th to 229th in the world, 73 places ahead of her last week's ranking of 302 in the latest list released by the WTA on Monday.

Napaorn who awarded $US7,315 and got 48 WTA points, has so many chance to break into the top 200 as she has three Challenger tournamnets left in the USA. Her next three tournaments are $US50,000 Troy, $US50,000 San Francisco and $US50,000 Houston.

jirobkk
Oct 3rd, 2005, 02:58 AM
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Vut
Oct 3rd, 2005, 04:33 AM
This is a good time to make Robbee's thread!!! congratulation to her first $50000 titles in USA hope many more to come :hearts:

Thanks P'jiro for thread.

pcrtennis
Oct 3rd, 2005, 04:48 AM
WOW, I wasn't even watching those results....I forgot she was playing! SHE BEAT SOME BIGGG NAMES!!!! FRAZIER??????? GO NAPAPORN!

zeeson
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:01 AM
Congratulations!! Robbee!! :bounce:
The second Thai player who won US50,000 ITF title :eek: :eek:

Hope that you'll do well in the other US50,000 tournaments in USA :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Nochi
Oct 6th, 2005, 02:12 PM
Nice Shot!!!!
proud of u!!!

Rising Sun
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Robbee withdrew from $50K San Francisco & Houston. I wonder why... :sad:

Just when she was starting to make progress and close to Aus Open qualies cutoffs. :(

Vut
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:47 PM
she will come back to Thailand tomorrow! withdraw because back injury, but it's ok and will play $50000 Busan next two weeks with Tammy, Jan and June :hearts: (information from jiro)