Since turning professional earlier this year, Cameron Norrie, the former TCU star and No. 1 collegiate singles player has begun to make his mark on the tennis world. After winning the Binghamton Challenger in July, Norrie has now won the Tiburon Challenger in California.
Cam rolled through the tournament, only dropping two sets across five matches. Entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Norrie opened with his closest match, in which he defeated Elias Ymer 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. His next opponent, Mitchell Krueger, also took the former Frog to three sets, but Norrie held on 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
From that match on, Cam dominated, winning each match in two sets and only one opponent was able to win more than three games in any set. Norrie secured the title today with a win over Tennys Sandgren, who was the No. 2 seed in the tournament and entered the tournament ranked No. 104 in the world.
Norrie entered the tournament ranked No. 164 in the world, a career high, and now will soar to No. 136 according to the live ATP rankings. If this first year as a professional is any indication, the sky is the limit for Cam, who has already competed in two Grand Slam tournaments. If his ranking continues to climb, we could see him competing in more major tournaments going forward.
As for now, Norrie is scheduled to compete in the Stockton Challenger, in which he is once again the No. 8 seed, over the course of this next week.