Ryan Shane Wins the Singles Title at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic
Sept. 27, 2015
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Virginia Senior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) won his first career ITF Futures Singles title on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic in Costa Mesa, Calif.
“It was a special week, to say the least,” Shane said “To win my first professional singles title while still in school and representing the University of Virginia made it a something I won’t ever forget. I felt the support from Charlottesville and I also had [assistant] Coach [Dustin] Taylor, Collin [Altamirano] and then J.C. [Aragone], who flew in yesterday, to experience it with, which made it special as well.”
Shane downed Ernesto Escobedo 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship match at the ITF Futures Event. Shane opened the tournament on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Thales Turini and followed it with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over UCLA’s Mackenzie Mcdonald in the second round. Shane downed Junior Alexander Ore 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, and then topped second-seeded Deiton Baughman 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the final.
“I cannot thank everyone enough for all of their support especially Coach Boland and our entire staff these last three-plus years. Their guidance and support is why I have had the opportunities and experiences like I had today,” Shane said.
Sophomore Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) also competed in the main draw of men’s singles at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic, advancing to the quarterfinals after dispatching eighth-seeded Hans Hatch 6-2, 6-2 in the first round and UCLA’s Martin Redlicki 6-4, 6-4 to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal where he fell 6-3, 6-0 to Baughman.
Last month (August 14), Shane and his brother, former Cavalier Justin Shane (’14), won the doubles title at the $15,000 CarX Futures event in Champaign, Ill. Last week, Shane won the Oracle/ITA Masters Doubles title with partner junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) in Malibu, Calif. Shane also competed in the singles draw at the Oracle/ITA Masters, winning the consolation final over top-seeded Axel Alvarez Llamas of Oklahoma.
Shane was not the only Cavalier to win a Futures title on Sunday. Virginia alum Sanam Singh (’11) won the singles title at the Mayfair Clubs Futures tournament in Markham, Canada, his second futures title of the year.
Virginia alum Treat Huey (’08) along with his partner Henri Kontinen also won an ATP Challenger Doubles Title at the St. Petersburg Open on Sunday. It was Huey’s fifth ATP World Tour title and second of the season, adding to victory in Estoril with Scott Lipsky.
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