Rookie pro Maria Sanchez continued her stellar season in 2012 by capturing the singles championship at the Coleman Vision $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event in Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend. Sanchez battled through some tough early rounds before turning up her game in the latter stages of the tournament, as evidenced by the 6-1, 6-1 win in the final over Lauren Davis.
Sanchez catapulted to No. 149 in the world off the strength of the win. The former USC star has now ascended over 530 positions in the world rankings since January.
Sanchez and doubles partner Irina Falconi also reached the doubles final at the Coleman Vision, pushing Sanchez to the brink of a top 100 doubles ranking.