Facundo Mena of Argentina returns a volley in singles semifinal action at the Lewis & Clark tennis complex in Godfrey on Saturday. Mena defeated Luke Bambridge 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) to advance to Sunday’s final. He will take on Tennys Sandgren on Sunday at 10 a.m.
The singles championship of the Men's Pro Tennis Classic at Lewis and Clark Community College is set.
Top-seeded Tennys Sandgren from Gallatin, Tenn., will play second-seeded Facundo Mena of Argentina at 10 a.m. Sunday in the championship match at the Andy Simpson Tennis Complex.
Sandgren advanced to the championship round by beating Rhyne Williams 6-2, 7-5 in the tournament semifinals on Saturday. Sandgren won a singles title at the Godfrey event five years ago.
Sandgren is 4-2 all-time against Williams. They were teammates at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Mena came from behind to beat Luke Bambridge of Great Britain 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) in the other semifinal on Saturday. Mena played his first three-set match in the tournament after winning in two sets in the first three rounds.
Each semifinal winner in single’s play receives $1,255. The winner takes home $3,600 and the runner-up receives $2,120.
Also on Friday, Americans Nathan Ponwith and Emil Reinberg won the doubles championship after beating Mena and Jesus Bandres of Venezuela 6-3, 6-4 in the title match.