Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sofia “Sonya” Kenin Wins a Main-Draw Wild Card
New York resident Aleksandr (“Alex”) Korchmar owns Alkor Capital Corporation, where he oversees finances for real estate development and construction projects. In his spare time, Alex Korchmar enjoys playing and watching tennis.
Following Wimbledon, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) launched its Pro Circuit US Open Wild Card Challenge. Athletes who did not qualify for direct entry into the US Open had the opportunity to earn a main-draw wild card. The tournament utilizes a point system to rank players. Points are earned from USTA Pro Circuit hardcourt events. Two of three tournaments are chosen by the association to determine one male and female winner.
As of August 2016, newcomer Sofia (“Sonya”) Kenin won the women’s main-draw wild card. Ms. Kenin scored 81 points. Her biggest win came from the FSP Gold River Women’s Challenger in California.
Ms. Kenin made her pro circuit debut in 2015 and won her first singles title in January of the following year. Her accomplishments include earning the No. 2 spot on the International Tennis Federation World Junior Rankings and participating in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.