2017 St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger
Spectators filled the stands this year for the St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger at The Landings Club! We experienced record-breaking attendance this year, with more people than ever before enjoying the edge of your seat action put on by these world-class tennis players!
32 singles players and 16 doubles teams convened at The Landings Club’s Franklin Creek Tennis Center for the ninth installment of Georgia’s only professional Tennis Tournament. (See Full Bracket HERE).
After exciting Singles game after exciting Singles game, it came down to Tennys Sandgren and Joao Pedro in the end with Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-3, coming out on top with a win and will be granted a wildcard into the prestigious French Open. Doubles Champions, Peter Polansky & Neal Skupski defeated Luke Bambridge & Mitchell Krueger 4-6, 6-3, 10-1 to secure their title.
Photos courtesy of Savannah Challenger
The Landings Club and The Savannah Challenger
In the past, the Savannah Challenger has attracted some of the top players in the world, as well as many others who have gone on to achieve a world ranking and this year did not disappoint including USA tennis pro Tommy Paul.
“The members (at The Landings) take a lot of pride at their club, in their backyard, that they’ve hosted the future of the game,” Kader said. “Whether you’re watching No. 50 in the world or No. 250, the tennis is off the charts. And you never know when that person who is 250 will make it to 50 and you saw him first.”
The Landings Club eagerly awaits the opportunity to host the 10th Annual St. Joseph’s/ Savannah Challenger in 2018!
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to Chris Kader, The Landings Club, and everyone else who came together to make such a fantastic event for the community!
Take a look back at all of the action during the 2017 St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger, HERE.