By George Chen
Rising senior Mallory Burdette won the singles draw of the Women’s Hospital 2012 Tennis Classic in Evansville, Ind., this past Sunday.
Burdette defeated No. 1 Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-2 to claim the first major professional tournament victory of her career. She easily moved past the qualifying rounds before winning five more main draw matches to take the $10,000 Pro Circuit event.
Her win comes on the heels of an impressive outing at the second round of the Bank of the West Classic tournament, where she jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first set before losing against world No. 10 Marion Bartoli.