Tennis Hosting Mercedes – Benz Dealer Championships Islanders-Am Tourney

The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Tennis program will host the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships Islanders-Amateur fundraiser tournament tomorrow, Saturday, September 22 at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

The event will offer men's and women's doubles, which will be divided into flights by National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) levels.  Each participating team is guaranteed three matches along with lunch during the event, and the entry fee is a $50.00 donation to the Islander Tennis teams.  Each player will also receive a player gift donated by Mercedes-Benz.

Along with the men's and women's doubles flights, there will be an "Islander – Amateur" flight. In this division local players will play with an Islander tennis player.  This entry fee is a minimum donation of $200.00 to the Islander Tennis Team. The winners of the "Islander – Amateur" flight will advance to the Western Sectional Championships which will be held at the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii on November 7-11, 2012, compliments of Mercedes-Benz.

"This will be extremely high competition and a very beneficial fundraiser for the Islanders Tennis teams," said Islanders Director of Tennis Steve Moore. "We're very grateful to Mr. Charlie Hicks for making such a great event possible."

Admission is free for spectators at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

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