April 3, 2006 - by
Abougzir And Westerhof To Compete At Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Today

April 3, 2006

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Florida State‘s top doubles pair of junior Ytai Abougzir and Chris Westerhof, ranked No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings, have qualified for the main doubles draw of the 2006 USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Pro-Circuit event.  The duo will face John Paul Fruttero (USA) and Todd Widom (USA) on Monday, April 3, at approximately 3pm. 

Senior Chris Westerhof

For more information on the event and a complete listing of the tournament schedule, visit www.tallahasseechallenger.com or call 850.933.6580.


USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger
Tallahassee, FL
April 1-8, 2006
$50,000 Total Prize Money

USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger is a men’s professional Challenger series event presented by the Florida Lottery. This tournament benefits the D. Mark Vogter, M.D. Memorial Endowment for the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

Saturday, April 1 through Saturday, April 8, 2005. Finals will be at 12:00 noon.
Qualifier: April 1-2, 2006
Main Draw: Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2006.
There will be 2 feature matches every evening from April 3-7 beginning after 5:30 pm on Center Court.

The tournament will take place at the City of Tallahassee‘s Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312 850-891-3920

The Singles and Doubles Qualifier tournament will begin Saturday, April 1 and conclude Sunday, April 2. The main draw will begin on Monday, April 4 and will include a 32-player singles draw and a 16-player doubles draw. The final for both the singles and doubles will be on Saturday, April 8, 2005. Players from all over the world, including several former top 50 players and some of the top doubles players in the world will play in the tournament.

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger provides:

1. The opportunity to improve health care in the community by contributing to the endowment.

2. The opportunity to expose many community groups to the sport of tennis through community outreach programs for Special Olympics, Boy & Girl Scouts, First Serve, etc.

3. The opportunity to see world class tennis in the only professional tennis event in Tallahassee featuring players ranked in the 100-200s in the world.

4. The sole event for local children to participate as “ball kids” in a professional tennis event.

5. The opportunity for Tallahassee to showcase the community and to house professional players and umpires during the event.

Free parking is available at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. Look for signs on Meridian Road directing you to the lots.


A donation of $5 for General Admission is requested for April 3-5, and a donation of $10 for General Admission is requested for April 6-8. A Tournament Pass can be purchased for a $30.00 donation.


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