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February 24, 2020  Bradenton, Florida

Inspiration Academy as hosted two UTR tournaments since the turn of the new year. The first tournament held January on 25th-26th had a fantastic turnout bringing about 40 good players into the area. The weekend was filled with high-level, competitive matches in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The eventual winner of the Men’s division was young Ben Shelton who outlasted Matthew Segura to be the eventual winner of the tournament. Ben won the tournament in commanding fashion without dropping a set in the process. On the women’s side, Sanyukta Gawande came out as the eventual champion defeating Reka Zadori in the final.

A little less than a month later, Inspiration Academy Tennis held its second UTR money tournament for the year on February 22nd-23rd, and the field was even stronger and more competitive. There were 49 players in the tournament and they brought an action-packed weekend of tennis to Inspiration’s courts. This tournament attracted some very high-level juniors, college players, and professionals to the competition from all over. After being the finalist in the last Inspiration Academy UTR tournament, Matthew Segura made his return for the second straight tournament with only one thing on his mind. Coming into the tournament as the number one seed, Segura fulfilled expectations and came out as the victor of the tournament. He defeated the number two seed Patrick Daciek 6-4 6-0 after coming back from a break down in a very competitive first set. The second set was a lot more convincing as Matthew completely rolled over a visibly leggy Daciek.

On the ladies’ side, Reka Zadori came out victorious over Nikki Yanez 6-3 6-3 in the final. Zadori was also the finalist in the first Inspiration Academy UTR earlier in the year and was able to go one step better this time. Coming in as the number two seed, Zadori played some convincing tennis and throughout the weekend beating the number 3 seed in the semifinals in routine manner and fending off a good fight by the tricky number one seed, Yanez, in the final.

The next Inspiration Academy UTR money tournament will be held on March 21st-22nd and is expected to be just as big or even bigger than the first two have been.

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