Cohen Wins USTA National Open Indoor Championship

Dec. 30, 2004

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Sophomore Josh Cohen of the University of Miami men’s tennis team claimed the USTA National Open Indoor Championship for the second consecutive year Thursday with a win over Erik Scharf (6-3, 6-2) of St. John’s in the finals at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Cohen, a native of Weston, Fla., set the national record at the USTA Tournament, dropping a total of just 22 games in six matches en route to the championship, which he also claimed in 2003.

“I love playing on these courts,” said Cohen upon winning the title. “I am really delighted to have won this tournament, especially since it was at the USTA National Tennis Center. I look forward to competing in the upcoming season at Miami and then playing in some pro events this summer.”

With the championship title, Cohen earns an automatic wildcard entry into an upcoming professional tournament on the USTA Futures Circuit.

Cohen and the UM men’s tennis team will kick off the season Jan. 26, taking on in-state rival Florida Atlantic at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.