22 Nov NAGY WINS “SURVIVOR” PRE-QUALIFYING EVENT
Young Pro Has Reached Six Futures Finals
DELRAY BEACH, FL: Peter Nagy, with a career-high No. 415 in ATP world ranking, has reached his first ATP World Tour 250 tournament qualifying tournament by winning the Delray Beach Open’s “Survivor” pre-qualifying tournament.
The top-seeded Nagy defeated No. 2 seed Ty Trombetta 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to win the wild card into the 16-player Delray Beach Open singles qualifying tournament. Nagy won five matches over four days to top the 93-player field. The tournament attracted local club players, club pros, current college players and nationally-ranked juniors.
“It feels aweseome and it’s amazing to be in my first qualifying of an ATP World Tour event,” said Nagy. “I can’t wait to do some damage.”
Trombetta, of Hallandale, also reached the finals of a 2009 “Survivor” event.
Nagy, 24, would need two wins in the Delray Beach Open qualifying tournament to reach his first ATP World Tour main draw. The top four finishers in the qualifying draw move on to the $575,000 Delray Beach Open main draw.
The former Texas A & M – Corpus Christi star and native Hungarian turned pro last year, and has enjoyed tremendous success on the Futures level. He won his first Futures-level tournament in Slovakia in 2015, and then turned in a stellar 2016 season. After reaching two Futures finals in Croatia in June, he won the next week in Poland, and then reached another pair of Futures finals in Hungary in September.
As a college senior, Nagy led his team to a 17-8 record and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament.