Nicholas Monroe: Doubling up on a professional tennis career

I was watching the recent Miami Open doubles final when it dawned on me that Nicholas Monroe, who was playing alongside Jack Sock, an American ranked No. 16 in the world, may be the only African-American doubles specialist on the ATP World Tour. So I did some research. As far as I could discern, Monroe … More Nicholas Monroe: Doubling up on a professional tennis career

Michael Mmoh: moving on up!

Move over Taylor, Frances, and Reilly…make room for Michael. Michael Mmoh, a talented teenager who grew up in Temple Hills, Md., emphatically declared his emergence as another young black American on the rise in professional tennis with a victory at the Nov. 13 Knoxville Challenger, a second-tier ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) event. Mmoh beat Peter Polansky, 7-5, 2-6, … More Michael Mmoh: moving on up!