Stevenson grad Denise Muresan closer to reaching U.S. Open

Denise Muresan grew up dreaming of playing in a Grand Slam tennis event, and she’s one step closer to doing just that after winning a U.S. Open National Playoffs Midwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament in Decatur on June 23.

The 2007 Stevenson graduate defeated Lyons’ graduate Alex Chatt 6-0, 6-3 to win the 32-woman tournament. She lost just six total games in her four matches, but she still has a long road ahead of her.

The 24-year old Muresan, who trains at Racquet Club of Lake Bluff, advances to the U.S. Open National Playoffs, a 16-player tournament held August 15-18 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. A win there would give her a wild card into the 2014 U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament held Aug. 19-22.

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