Women's Tennis Fights Cancer at the eSurance Tennis Classic

Oct. 9, 2008

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Former California women's tennis players Susie Babos and Cristina Visico will join sophomore Marina Cossou and a host of professional and celebrity players at the eSurance Tennis Classic this weekend (Oct. 11-12) at the Harbor Tennis Club in Mill Valley, Calif. in an effort to promote cancer awareness and to benefit the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation, Youth Tennis Advantage and US Too Prostate Cancer Support Network.

Players will participate in exhibition singles and doubles matches throughout the two-day event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, prostate cancer and inner-city youth.

Headlining the list of attendees and participants is five-time Grand Slam singles champion (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, and one US Open) Martina Hingis. She spent 209 weeks as the World No. 1-ranked women's tennis player and also has nine Grand Slam women's doubles titles to her name.

Joining Hingis are Mary Joe Fernandez (two-time Olympic gold medalist); Brad Gilbert (coach, commentator and father of current Cal men's tennis sophomore, Zach Gilbert); Conchita Martinez (1994 Wimbledon singles champion); Murphy Jensen (1993 French Open men's doubles champion); Corina Morariu (1999 Wimbledon doubles champion); Jan-Michael Gambill (Boston Lobsters); Rick Leach (five-time Grand Slam men's doubles champion and four-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion); Barry Mackay (1957 NCAA men's singles champion); and Bud Collins (famed American sportscaster).

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (415) 383-6114 or point your web browser to www.tennisclassic.org.

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