Genesis Tennis Pros Qualify for US Open

Thursday, August 18 2016 5:03 PM

Genesis Health Club Tennis Professionals Qualify for US Open Playoff National Championships


Thiago Santos and Victor Melo, Tennis Professionals at Genesis Health Clubs in Salina, KS are one of only 16 doubles teams in the Nation to play for a spot in the US Open.  


Thiago Santos and Victor Melo, respectively tennis director and head tennis professional at Genesis Salina have qualified to play in the 2016 US Open National Playoffs. They earned their spot by playing in a pre-qualifying event early this summer in Kansas City, MO.


The playoffs will be held on August 21st – August 24th in New Haven, Connecticut in conjunction with the Connecticut Open WTA event presented by United Technologies and Emirates Airline US Open series.

Only 16 doubles teams from all over the country and world have qualified for this event and the winner will earn a wild card entry into the prestigious and most important tennis event of the year, the US Open Championships in the following week in Queens, NY.

Thiago and Victor are amongst the very few, if not the only Kansas tennis teaching professionals currently hold an ATP professional doubles ranking.


“We are very proud of their accomplishment and the commitment to tennis they have given at Genesis Health Clubs.   As full time tennis professionals to qualify on the big stage of the US Open National Playoff is amazing”   says, Mike Woody, National Tennis Director at Genesis Health Clubs. 

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