Binghamton Challenger announces singles seeds, draws

By wbng sports

July 13, 2014 Updated Jul 13, 2014 at 6:37 PM EST

Binghamton (WBNG BINGHAMTON) The top eight seeds for the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger have been announced for the upcoming singles main draw. The field is headlined by American Bradley Klahn who earned the top seed in the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event held at Binghamton’s Recreation Park.

Klahn, ranked 74th in the world, returns to Binghamton for the second straight year after earning a runner-up finish in 2013. The Poway, California native was the 2013 USTA Pro Circuit Prize Money Leader with $50,606 in earnings and has already won a pair of events in 2014.

The second seed for the 21st annual LG&T Tennis Challenger is Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. Ranked 88th in the ATP World Tour, Stakhovsky recently made it to the round of 32 after securing a pair of victories at Wimbledon. The 28-year old turned pro in 2003 and jumped to as high as 31 in the world in 2010.

Denis Kudla (USA) will be the three seed in main draw action which is set to begin on Monday. Kudla comes into this week’s event ranked 120th in the world and recently won both the singles and doubles championships in a challenger in Winnetka, Illinois. Rounding out the top-4 is qualifier Marius Copil who notched a pair of victories this weekend. Copil, just 23 years old, has won over $100,000 in prize winnings this season.

Three of the final four top seeds are Americans, including Rhyne Williams who was the top seed in last year’s LG&T Tennis Challenger. Illya Marchenko (5), wildcard recipient Austin Krajicek (7) and Wayne Odesnik (8) complete the list of top seeds competing in this year’s challenger.

Below is the complete singles draw.

1 Bradley Klahn USA
Jordan Thompson AUS

Sekou Bangolira USA
Facundo Mena ARG

Erik Crepaldi ITA
Matt Reid AUS

Dennis Novikov USA
8 Wayne Odesnik USA

3 Denis Kudla USA
Mitchell Krueger USA

Mackenzie McDonald USA
Ernesto Escobedo USA

Takanyi Garanganga ZIM
Marcos Giron USA

Robby Ginepri USA
6 Rhyne Williams USA

5 Illya Marchenko UKR
Darian King BAR

Dennis Nevolo USA
Daniel Smethurtst GBR

Daniel Cox, GBR
Jarmere Jenkins USA

Jared Donaldson USA
4 Marius Copil ROU

7 Austin Krajicek USA
Winston Lin USA

Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS
Raymond Sarmiento USA

Shane Ryan USA
Daniel Nguyen USA

Evan King USA
2 Sergy Stakhovsky UKR