Weekly Feature

2009-12-23 / Sports

Miller Tennis Center to host Orville’s, San Marco tournaments

Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, will be the site for the richest men’s and women’s indoor tennis tournaments in Western New York history.

The Orville’s Home Appliances Men’s $5,000 prize money event features some of the best satellite caliber professionals, collegiate standouts, and top local adult and junior stars. Early entrants include defending champion, Marcus Fugate; UB head coach and former collegiate standout, Lee Nickell; and Western New York’s 2009 No. 1 ranked men’s player, Joe Schafer.

The San Marco Ristorante Women’s $1,500 prize money event promises to feature the strongest field ever assembled in Western New York. Early entrants include Boston College standout Olga Khmylev; former national junior titlelist Michelle Mitchell; highly ranked Rochester native Quinn Gleason; Colgate number one singles player Elise Derose; and Western New York’s 2009 number one ranked women’s player Rachel Delpriore.

Both tournaments run Friday, Jan. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 3. MTC is inviting everyone, free of charge.

The schedule is as follows: Friday — women’s first round, noon and men’s first round at 4 p.m.; Saturday — men’s round of 16 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and women’s round of 16 at 4:30 p.m. and men’s quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. and women’s quarterfinals at 8 p.m.; Sunday — men’s and women’s semifinals at 1 p.m. and championship and third/fourth playoff matches at 4 p.m.

Additional information may be attained by call MTC at 632-8600.

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