Marylanders Centenari, Morton Win @USTAMidAtlantic US Open National Playoffs Singles Sectionals

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Marylanders Centenari, Morton Win @USTAMidAtlantic US Open National Playoffs Singles Sectionals

Skylar Morton and Nika Kukharchuk Skylar Morton and Nika Kukharchuk

COLLEGE PARK, MD. (June 4) – After four days of competition at College Park Tennis Club (CPTC) featuring the largest draws in tournament history, the USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section crowned its three champions on Tuesday in the US Open National Playoffs Mid-Atlantic Sectional Qualifying tournament. They are now one step closer to playing in the US Open.

Skylar Morton, 20, of Bethesda, Md., won the women’s singles title, defeating two-time defending champion and No. 2 seeded Nika Kukharchuk from Carmel, N.Y., 6-3 4-6 6-1. Morton is a graduate of CPTC’s Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) and played two seasons for UCLA, where she was a finalist at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Doubles Championship. She is currently between schools.

The final was Morton’s third three set match in a row. She overcame the…

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