Honorary Suntree Country Club Member Laura Siegemund Takes Home U.S. Open Women’s Doubles Title
By Space Coast Daily // September 13, 2020
Suntree Country Club head tennis pro Paul Davis active member of Siegemund's coaching team
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Touring tennis professional Laura Siegemund, Suntree Country Club’s first honorary tennis member, took home the 2020 U.S. Open women’s doubles championship with first-time partner Vera Zvonareva.
Hailing from Fielderstadt, Germany, Siegemund has recently become a resident of Viera, and although traveling/touring most of the year, she will be using Suntree Country Club as her offseason home base for training.
Siegemund’s connection to Suntree Country Club is through head tennis professional Paul Davis, who has been an active member of her coaching team as the doubles specialist.
“A big congratulations to Laura for her performance over the last couple of weeks at the Open,” said Davis.
“We have put together some solid game plans that Laura and Vera executed to a T. We have been saying for a couple of years now that she was ready to win a major doubles title with the correct partner and circumstances and she just proved that analysis correct! I can’t say how proud of Laura I am and our team,” said Davis.
The unseeded duo defeated No. 3 seeds Nicole Melichar (USA) and Xu Yifan (China) 6-4, 6-4, on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York to claim the title.
This is Siegemund’s first-ever Grand Slam women’s doubles title.
In 2016, she won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title, with partner Mate Pavic, who also won the 2020 U.S. Open men’s doubles title, Thursday.
Suntree Country Club hosted a watch party for members at their newly expanded pool bar and served up the official drink of the U.S. Open, the “Honey Deuce Cocktail.”
There, cheering on Laura poolside was Suntree Country Club’s General Manager Steve Lamontagne, who competed in 124 PGA Tour events from 1989 until 2012, and was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
“Congratulations Laura, what a great win! It was exciting to watch you, along with fellow Suntree County Club members take home the title! We are proud of you and are honored to have you as a member at the Club,” said Lamontagne.
Established in 1975, Suntree Country Club is a private, member-owned country club exclusively for the enjoyment, pleasure and fellowship of its Members, their families and guests.
The beautifully landscaped campus offers 36 holes of championship golf, a state-of-the-art short game practice facility, eight lighted tennis courts, and a large multi-purpose sport court for a variety of recreational activities.
The dining venues, as well as an active social calendar, feature activities and special member events for the entire family designed to exceed the expectations of members and guests alike.