Shelby Rogers won the Tinsley singles title 6-3, 7-5
Shelby Rogers won the singles championship at the 12th annual Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic Sunday at the Boar's Head Sports Club, beating Allie Kiick 6-3, 7-5.
Rogers rallied in the rain from a 4-1 deficit in the second set to claim her second title on the USTA Pro Circuit.
"With the weather, the rain was getting harder, and I was like, 'Please close this out,'" says Rogers. "And I still had doubles to play. It's just one point at a time. I try to keep it pretty simple when I'm on the court, and not think too much. It gets in the way sometimes."
Rogers would be unable to complete the sweep, falling 6-3, 7-6 (4) with partner Nicole Gibbs against Nicola Slater and CoCo Vandeweghe in the doubles finals.
The 20-year-old Rogers says it was nice being the veteran player in the singles finals against the 17-year-old Kiick.
"I think experience paid off today, finally," says Rogers. "I can't say that very often. I'm building results, and each match gets me a little bit closer. It was a really special moment."