American Wayne Odesnik defeated fellow American Donald Young to take the men’s singles title at 2011 USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger on May 8. South Africans Rik De Voest and Izak Van der Merwe took the doubles crown over Americans Sekou Bangoura and Jesse Witten.
The event, which was held at The Landings, Savannah, GA, for the third consecutive year, featured 32 world-ranked tennis professionals, including Tony Mule of Greensboro, NC, this year’s wild card tournament winner. A popular golf and tennis community, The Landings is the only private golf community in the U.S. with six championship golf courses in addition to its beautiful location on a 6,500-acre island.
With 34 courts, two world-class tennis professionals and a former Wimbledon semifinalist as the tennis director, The Landings features an active tennis program in which 750 residents play at least three times a week. The Landings also offers 30 competitive teams as well as programs for every level of player.
"The Landings is a great stop on the USTA Pro Circuit,” said Brian Earley, director of the USTA Pro Circuit and US Open referee. “There is a terrific tournament atmosphere, plenty of top quality clay courts for practice and the warm hospitality for which Savannah is famous.” Get more information about The Landings.