Re: Wild Cards
Seventeen-year-old Madison Brengle of Dover, Del., has been awarded a wild-card entry into the 2007 French Open women’s singles qualifying tournament.
Brengle earned her entry into the French Open prelimin by winning an eight-player USTA Wild Card Tournament at the Boca West Tennis Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
Currently ranked No. 288 in the world, she won her first pro singles title at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Baltimore in 2005 as a qualifier and reached the finals of two USTA Pro Circuit $25,000 events (Hammond, La., and Clearwater, Fla.) this year.
The USTA invited a group of eight American players, age 20 or younger, to compete for the women’s wild card last week. In the final, Brengle defeated Mary Gambale, who won the wild card in the French Open qualifying tournament two years ago, 6-4, 6-3.
Other players who participated in the tournament were Julia Cohen, Alexa Glatch, Jamie Hampton, Ellah Nze, Melanie Oudin and Ashley Weinhold.