MICHAEL MMOH REACHES CAREER MILESTONE
Michael Mmoh won his first USTA Pro Circuit title at the City of Brownsville Men’s Pro Tennis Classic in Brownsville, Texas on October, 26, 2014.
Mmoh entered the tournament as a wild card and seized the title against No. 5 Dennis Novikov (USA) in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-1. As the underdog, this win was followed by a huge break-through in the semifinals against No. 2, Deiton Baughman (USA), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2.)
Mmoh is the sixth youngest player to win a $15,000 Futures event in tennis history. He turns 17 years old on January 10.
“I wasn’t even planning on playing (in this tournament), but since I did so well in Mansfield, they offered me a wild card,” says Mmoh. “If somebody told me I was going to win, I would have thought they were crazy. But match after match I kept on believing in myself.”
In Mansfield, Texas at the at USA F28 Future, Mmoh reached the semifinals and lost straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, against 27-year-old Dimitar Kutrovsky(BUL) on October 18.
Despite the setback, Mmoh persevered the following week at USA F29 Futures in Brownsville, Texas to win his first USTA professional title.
This title is a huge boost for Mmoh as he continues his journey in the pro circuit. Coming off this win, his ATP Ranking is at a career high, 1002.