Van der Merwe Wins Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge
June 20, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Old Dominion University All-American, Izak van der Merwe (Kempton Park, South Africa), defeated former William and Mary standout, Trevor Spracklin, 6-2, 6-2 to win the Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge held in Arlington, VA.
By winning the tournament van der Merwe will be awarded a spot into the qualifying of the Legg Mason tournament held at the William H. G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Washington, D.C. July 30-August 7. Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Tim Henman, James Blake, and Paradorn Srichaphan will be participating in the main draw of the tournament.
During the doubles competition, Van der Merwe and Ryan Davidson from Virginia Beach lost in the semifinals to Joe Atlas and Matthew Scott 7-6,1-6,6-1.