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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, the underdog, entered the tournament as a wild card and achieved the title against No. 5 Dennis Novikov (USA) in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-1, following a huge break-through in the semifinals against No. 2 Deiton Baughman (USA), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2.)

Turning 17 years old on January 10, Mmoh is the sixth youngest player to win a $15,000 Futures event in tennis history.

After making his first Futures appearance post 2014 Grand Slam season at USA F28 Future in Mansfield, Texas as a wild card, Mmoh reached the semifinals and lost straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, against 27-year-old Dimitar Kutrovsky(BUL) on October 18. However, Mmoh persevered the following week at USA F29 Futures in Brownsville, Texas to win his first USTA professional title.

"I wasn't even planning on playing (in this tournament), but since I did so well in Mansfield, they offered me a wild card," Mmoh said. "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."

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This is a huge boost for Mmoh towards continuing his journey in the pro circuit. Coming off the win his ATP Ranking is at a career high, 1002.