McCray Wins 2020 Shoebacca Women’s Open Wild Card Event at Morgan Run Club & Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. – (January 21, 2020) – Top-seeded Megan McCray of Oceanside, Calif., celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by defeating third-seeded Amy Huang of San Diego 6-4, 6-2 to win the Shoebacca Women’s Open Wild Card Tennis Tournament at Morgan Run Club & Resort.
The 24-year-old McCray, ranked No. 813 in the International Tennis Federation singles rankings, was awarded a singles wild card into the main draw of the $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open, scheduled for Sunday, February 23 through Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Morgan Run Club & Resort.
“It feels really good. I haven’t played in the main draw in a little while because most of the tournaments I have to qualify, so it’s good to go straight into the main draw of a $25K,” said McCray, who is returning to the pro tennis circuit after taking a break in the second half of 2019. “Now I’m back and training again, getting ready for 2020 and playing a lot of tournaments. It’s good to be back and playing well.”
McCray added, “My win for the wild card was significant for me because it took place on MLK Day. I respect Martin Luther King. Jr. because he helped pave the way for all people of color and many others to succeed and fulfill their dreams.”
Huang, the singles runner-up, was given a wild card into the Shoebacca Women’s Open qualifying draw. In Monday’s doubles final, second-seeded Gemma Garcia and Katharina Kukaras of San Diego overcame the top-seeded team of McCray and San Diego’s Hiromi Sasano 6-2, 6-3. Both doubles teams received a wild card into the doubles main draw.
The $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open in February will showcase young rising Americans among an international field of touring professionals. The tournament, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event, will feature top local players as well. Admission for spectators and on-site parking will be free each day.
Past tournament competitors include American stars Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin, Danielle Rose Collins, CiCi Bellis, defending singles champion Nicole Gibbs, and current Rancho Santa Fe resident CoCo Vandeweghe. Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, the reigning US Open champion, won the tournament singles title in Rancho Santa Fe in 2017.
Qualifying matches begin on Sunday, February 23 with Main Draw Singles and Doubles matches starting Tuesday, February 25. The tournament concludes Saturday, February 29 with the Women’s Singles and Doubles Championships.
For additional information, visit the official tournament website at: www.shoebaccawomensopen.com
|Shoebacca Women’s Open Wild Card Tournament
Morgan Run Club & Resort
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
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