Oudin to play in Macon event

Telegraph StaffSeptember 19, 2013 

Melanie Oudin will headline the field for the ButlerCars.com Tennis Classic of Macon, tournament organizers announced Thursday.

Oudin was a quarterfinalist at the 2009 U.S. Open and won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with Jack Sock in 2011.

Croatia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, who is ranked No. 88 in the world, is slated to be the No. 1 seed. Portuguese player Michelle Larcher De Brito, who upset Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon earlier this year, is set to be the No. 2 seed.

Former NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs and former world No. 50 player Anna Tatishvili are entered in the qualifying draw.

The $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event is scheduled for Oct. 6-13 at the Jaime Kaplan Tennis Center at Stratford. Tickets are on sale at Butler Automotive Group dealerships in Macon and through Mercer tennis head coach and tournament director Eric Hayes at ­301-2269.

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