WORLD’S GREATEST DOUBLES TEAM BRYAN BROTHERS TO HEADLINE ABQ TENNIS CLASSIC AT UNM SEPT 28 WITH ATP STARS SAM QUERREY AND MARDY FISH
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXIC - The world’s greatest doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan—along with former No. 1 ranked American singles player, Mardy Fish, and 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey will headline the Albuquerque Tennis Classic Thursday September 28 The Pit at Dreamstyle Arena on the campus of University of New Mexico.
The event will begin promptly at 7 pm and feature singles between Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey, followed by doubles featuring the Bryan brothers against Fish and Querrey. Immediately following the tennis, the Bryan Brothers’ band will entertain fans and sponsors at the Grand Slam Jam Post-Party concert featuring special guest Jim Bogios of the Counting Crows.
The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central New Mexico with a special silent and live auction.
“UNM is thrilled to host the Albuquerque Tennis Classic and honored to bring members of the U.S. Davis Cup & Olympic teams to our city,” said Michael Haggerty, Assistant Athletic Director at UNM. “Albuquerque has a vibrant tennis community and bringing role models of this caliber to our city will have a tremendous impact on the future growth of the sport.”
“I know that Mardy and the Bryan’s are all looking forward to joining me at UNM,” said Sam Querrey., “A few years ago I played Pete Sampras at the Pit and we had a great time with fans and enjoyed the great hospitality from all the folks in Albuquerque.”
Sam Querrey has had an outstanding 2017 season, recently reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon where he upset World No. 1 Andy Murray along the way. Querrey also won the Acapulco Open earlier this year, one of his best career events, defeating three of the top 15 players in the world, including Rafael Nadal in the finals. In 2016, Sam defeated World No. 1 (at the time) Novak Djokovic and reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
The Bryan Brothers have won 113 ATP Tour titles including 16 Grand Slam titles at the US Open,
Wimbledon, the French Open, and the Australian Open. In 2012, the Bryans won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in London. The Bryan Brothers have been ranked #1 in the World for a record 11 years.
Mardy Fish reached No. 7 on the ATP Tour rankings in 2011 and became the No. 1 ranked American in the world when he passed Andy Roddick in the ATP Tour rankings. In 2004, Fish captured the silver medal for Team USA at the Summer Olympics. He has career wins over current top-five players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray.
TICKET AND VIP CLINIC INFO
Tickets are $27, $37 and $57 for reserved seats.
Tickets will go on sale to the public July 24th at 10 a.m. MST online at www.unmtickets.com or by calling 505-925-5858.
A special ticket pre-sale begins Friday, July 21 for USTA members at 10 am. Use the source code 'USTA1' when calling.
For information on VIP Clinic, Pro AM or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tim Stallard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 576-4796.
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
Since 1952, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico (BGCCNM) has provided at-risk children, between the ages of 5 and 18, with a safe place to learn and grow. With its mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico offers an educational, fun and safe place for kids to spend their afternoons during the school year, and their days during summer vacation.
Currently the Club serves over 4,000 children in its Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Clubs, providing them with state-of-the-art programing administered by highly trained staff. Club members learn leadership skills, explore career opportunities, and become healthy individuals who are ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.