$50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger
Main Draw PDF
October 16 - 23, 2006
Calabasas - Mark Philippoussis (ATP ranked
129) moves into the semifinals today in the $50,000 Calabasas
Challenger. After defeating Tyler Cleveland (USA) 6-3, 7-6, he meets
fellow Australian Nathan Healey for a chance to play for the Calabasas
Philippoussis, who has been working out in
Las Vegas with Darren Cahill and Gil Reyes, showed he has the potential
for a big come back. "I feel I still have my best tennis ahead of me",
he said after his match. With a positive attitude and perhaps a new
outlook on the game, Philippoussis appears to be well on his way. "Everyday, when
I wake up, I tell myself I'm going to give 100%". He will turn 30 in a
The other semi-final features Robert Kendrick (USA), who took Rafa Nadal 5 sets at Wimbledon this year,
against Bosnian born Amer Delic (ATP ranked 134). Robert Kendrick was
born in Fresno, CA and his current ATP ranking is 119.
Hosting the tournament is the Calabasas
Tennis & Swim Club run by Top Seed Tennis Academy. Tuesday night, Top
Seed Academy hosted USTA/WTT league Night. Tennis community leaders were
recognized for their dedication to tennis in the San Fernando Valley.
Tournament Director, Jeff Richards (pictured below) says attendance is
up from last year and so far everything is going well. Click on the Daily Schedule link to get the latest match times.