Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/18/14

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 16, 2012) – Daniel Kosakowski couldn’t have picked a better time to play near-perfect tennis, as the 20-year from nearby Downey, Calif., captured the singles title and the $1,300 first-prize money on Sunday at the 17th annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pro Classic, a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s event. The No. 2-seeded Kosakowski beat unseeded Prakash Amritraj, 6-3, 6-1, for his second career Futures title in five finals attempts. “That was Top 100 tennis right there,” Amritraj’s cousin Stephen, a former pro player who played at Duke told a smiling Kosakowski as he came off the court. A nice finals crowd at the Claremont Club plus tournament director Barry Friedman all had to agree with Stephen after what they saw: Kosakowski has a huge forehand, a booming serve and loads of potential to compete on the ATP Tour. “He played great today,” said Prakash Amritraj, representing India but living in Sherman Oaks, Calif. “There were a couple of moments of the first set where if I would have won a crucial point or two it could have changed the complexion of the match. “Once he got that early momentum he did a great job of building on it and really raising his level. He didn’t seem to miss much.” Both players started strong holding serve at 3-all before Kosakowski got the crucial break in the seventh game of the first set. Making a very high percentage of his first serves, Kosakowski never dropped his serve and went on to reel off nine of the next 10 games for the title with a heavy forehand and a consistent backhand. “Everything just seemed to click today,” said Kosakowski, who will play in the Costa Mesa Futures event, which starts on Monday. “I had a good warm-up this morning with my brother-in-law,” adding that it’s always more comfortable to sleep in your own bed. For more information, check on the web at:www.procircuit.usta.com, www.claremontclub.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Claremont-Club/236147226396 Sunday’s Final Singles Result Daniel Kosakowski, U.S. (2), def. Prakash Amritraj, India, 6-3, 6-1 Friday’s Final Doubles Result Devin Britton, U.S.-Reid Carleton, U.S. (1), def. Jeff Dadamo, U.S.-Kyle McMorrow, U.S. (2), 4-6, 7-5, 10-6

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