Found September 16, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
PLAYERS: Prakash Amritraj
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 mome...
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