2017 TCOM Approaches
USTA HAWAII PACIFIC SHOWCASING WORLD-CLASS PROFESSIONAL
MEN’S TENNIS AT THE SPORTMASTER TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS OF MAUI
Hawaii’s premiere men’s professional tennis tournament
HONOLULU, HAWAII, January 13, 2016– The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Hawaii Pacific Section announces the USTA Men’s $75,000 SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui (TCOM). The event is hosted by the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Royal Lahaina Resort, January 24 – 29, 2017. The TCOM, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is Hawaii’s premiere and only men’s professional tennis event in Hawaii.
The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 35 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain the professional ranking points needed to compete on the major pro tours. The TCOM will host:
- 32 Qualifying Men’s Singles Draw
- 32 Main Men’s Singles Draw
- 16 Men’s Doubles Draw
- $75,000 total prize money and showcasing some of the finest men’s tennis players in the world (ranked No. 50
“We are excited to bring more professional tennis this year to the islands,” said Ron Romano, executive director of the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section. “Hawaii fans will be treated to an up close and personal experience with some of the best players from around the world.”
The players slated for the TCOM come from over ten different countries. Perhaps the most notable player, 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion, Vasek Pospisil (CAN), a former no. 25 in singles and no. 4 in doubles world ranked player is set to compete. The Canadian has had trials and tribulations in 2016 and currently holds a world singles ranking of no. 133 still holds a solid doubles ranking of no. 18.
Japan will have a strong showing at the TCOM as five Japan Davis Cup team members are on the tournament roster. Taro Daniel, Tatsuma Ito, Yoshihito Nishioka, Go Soeda, and Yuichi Sugita are set to compete. Go Soeda won two Challengers in Hawaii in 2012 and 2013.
Four past Maui Challenger champions: Jared Donaldson, Bradley Klahn, Go Soeda, and Di Wu are also set to compete.
The Royal Lahaina Resort and Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch are in their fourth year hosting the event.
“The Royal Lahaina Resort is excited to be hosting world-class tennis events and reviving a long tradition of professional tennis history at the resort,” said Tom Bell, president, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts.
The Royal Lahaina will also be the official host of the 2017 Fed Cup first-round tie between the US and Germany from February 11-12, 2017.