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Mulloy Named Chair for Jr. Orange Bowl; 2012 USTA Pro Circuit News

October 14, 2011 08:08 AM
Tennis Legend Gardnar Mulloy Named Honorary Chair for Jr. Orange Bowl

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The Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Committee announced tennis great Gardnar Mulloy as the honorary chairperson of this year's Tournament Kickoff Reception at the Biltmore Hotel. The invitation-only event will mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship.

Mulloy, a legend in the South Florida tennis community, won 122 national and 27 international championships, including four U.S. Championships in 1942, 1945, 1946, and 1948, and a Wimbledon championship in 1957. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1972. Mulloy served as the first coach of the University of Miami tennis team beginning in 1935, and was a Junior Orange Bowl chair referee for the tournament in 1982.

The 50th Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship will take place on Dec. 14-23, 2011, with boys and girls in Under 12 and Under 14 divisions playing at various locations across Coral Gables and Miami. The International Championship has hosted some of tennis' most recognizable names, including Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, Justine Henin, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles.

For more info visit www.jrorangebowl.org/tennis.

Six Florida Tournaments on 2012 Women's USTA Pro Circuit Calendar

Six Florida tournaments have been released as part of the 2012 Women's USTA Pro Circuit calendar, beginning in January with $25,000 events on Jan. 9 at Innisbrook, Fla., and on Jan. 16 at Plantation, Fla.

Florida play resumes in March on the 12th in Clearwater ($25,000 event), then on the 26th in Osprey, Fla ($50,000).

April 30 will see a $50,000 event at Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and a $10,000 event on Sept. 24 at Amelia Island, Fla.

For the complete 2012 calendar go to www.usta.com/Pro-Tennis/Pro-Circuit/USTAProCircuit/.





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