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“PISTOL PETE” SAMPRAS AND TODD MARTIN TO HEADLINE THE TENNIS CLASSIC

September 9, 2009 06:35 PM

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Media Contact: Lisa Wade:(512)289-5887,lisa@prolinkplanet.com

 

 “PISTOL PETE” SAMPRAS AND TODD MARTIN TO HEADLINE THE TENNIS CLASSIC

TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS

 

Dallas, TX (September 9, 2009) -  One of the greatest tennis players of all time, “Pistol Pete” Sampras and American legend Todd Martin will headline the Tennis Classic on Friday, November 6th at 7:00PM at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco,Texas.

 

The always entertaining Murphy Jensen will host the event. In addition to the Sampras and Martin men’s singles match, the Tennis Classic will also feature local players in The Lone Star Challenge: Pete Sampras and Team Dallas versus Todd Martin and Team Austin. Each team will consist of girls and boys 18 and under teams, Mixed 8.0 teams and club pro teams competing in tie-break shootouts. A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Children of Fallen Soldiers, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that finances the college education for children of soldiers from Ft. Hood killed in the line of duty.

 

“We are very excited to have Pete and Todd join the Tennis Classic and this celebration of tennis in Dallas,” says Tim Stallard, President of Prolink Sports and Entertainment. “This will be an amazing night of world-class tennis and family entertainment. I know that Pete and Todd are excited to come to Dallas and provide tennis fans with the best in men’s tennis.”

 

Pete Sampras captured his final grand slam title with his dramatic US Open victory over longtime rival Andre Agassi in 2002. His resume boasts 14 grand slam titles, including seven Wimbledon titles. He was ranked World No. 1 for six consecutive years from 1993-1998. In July of 2007, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.

 

Todd Martin was a finalist at the 1999 U.S. Open and the 1994 Australian Open.  In 1994, he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Grand Slam Cup. Every year from 1994 to 2002 Martin played Davis Cup for the United States. He was inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in May of 2007.

 

Tickets go on sale at noon on Saturday, September 12th. Tickets can be purchased on line through tickets.com or 866-337-1312. Ticket prices are $28.50, $48.50, and $78.50.

 

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