Melanie Oudin Wins Boyd Tinsley Women's Clay Court Classic Title

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Melanie Oudin beat fellow American Irina Falconi 7-6(0), 3-6, 6-1 Sunday afternoon in the singles final of the 11th annual Boyd Tinsley Women's Clay Court Classic at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville.

Oudin said, "I was really proud of the way I played today, and I thought it was a really good match all the way through. It was an unbelievable week for me. From start to finish, I thought I played well the whole time."

In a matchup of Georgia natives, the 20-year-old Oudin, who reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals and the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2009 and peaked at #32 in the world rankings in 2010, beat the tournament's #2 seed, Falconi, a 21-year-old who cracked the Top 100 in the world rankings for the first time last year.

Oudin said, "It was really good. I'm really proud of myself this week. I've got another tournament next week, got to get back to work, and hopefully can maybe do it again."

Americans Yasmin Schnack and Maria Sanchez defeated Elena Bovina of Russia and Julia Glushko of Israel by a score of 6-2, 6-2 in the doubles final.