June 7, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Men's and Women's Tennis Assistant Coach Matthew Brooklyn moved one step closer to the US Open this past weekend winning the US Open National Playoffs Mid-Atlantic Sectional Qualifying Tournament at the Tennis Center at College Park.
"It would be a dream (to qualify for the US Open)," said Brooklyn. "As a kid I always wanted to play a grand slam, being so close to Wimbledon. To play at the US Open would be a dream come true."
The men's singles final featured a matchup of young collegiate coaches with Brooklyn defeating Pjotrs Necajevs, the women's tennis head coach for the University of Detroit, 6-4, 7-6(5).
The 24-year-old Brooklyn had a tougher road to the final than Necajevs. Both Brooklyn's quarterfinal and semifinal matches on Monday went to three sets. He was down 0-6, 1-4 in his quarterfinal match to defending champion Damon Gooch of Bethesda, Md., and seemingly on his way out of the tournament before he turned the match around and escaped defeat.
Brooklyn, born and raised in London, U.K., played at Arizona State for two years and then transferred to UCLA for the 2008-2009 season when the program at Arizona State was dropped. At UCLA, Brooklyn was ranked as high as No. 29 among singles players nationally.
After Brooklyn won the first set, Necajevs took an injury timeout to nurse his back. The break seemed to help as he was able to push the second set to a tiebreaker. He was leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker, two points from leveling the match at a set all, before Brooklyn won the last four points to close out the match.
Brooklyn will play in the US Open National Playoffs Championships August 17-20 in New Haven, Conn., at Yale University during the New Haven Open at Yale, a WTA event, part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
The winner of each singles championship (1 male, 1 female) will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2012 US Open Qualifying Tournament (August 21-24) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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