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As tennis career comes into focus, Towson's Xander Centenari eyes U.S. Open qualifying berth
As tennis career comes into focus, Towson's Xander Centenari eyes U.S. Open qualifying berth

The tennis courts at The Suburban Club in Pikesville are typically empty during weekday afternoons, with many of the usual patrons busy at work until they can head to the country club for some exercise. It was in this solitude, on a partly cloudy Monday earlier this month, that Xander Centenari slogged through a practice match, striking balls with a powerful forehand stroke when he saw an opportunity to win a point. Unlike other club members, Centenari doesn't have to budget time between work and tennis. This is his job, and he grinds through intense training sessions like these in hopes of reaching the country's biggest tennis tournament. After winning the U.S. Open National...

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