From the city of Asheville:
Asheville, NC – The 82nd Annual City of Asheville Open Tennis Championships will be held July 5-7 and July 13-21 at the Aston Park Tennis Center in Asheville, highlighted by both the Junior and Adult Tournaments.
The Junior Tournament will be July 5-7 with a modified feed-in consolation format. Entry fee is $30 for singles, and $10 per person for doubles. Entry deadline is Monday, July 1.
The Adult Tournament will be July 13-21 highlighted by the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles Finals on July 21. National Tennis Rating Program divisions will be July 13-15, the 35’s-55’s and Mixed will be July 19-21, and the adult and senior divisions (60-90) will begin on July 14 for divisions greater than 16 and on July 15 for divisions less than 16. Entry fee is $40 for singles, and $20 per person for doubles. Entry deadline is Monday, July 8.
The City Open is designated as an official 200-Point Tournament of the Southern Tennis Association, assuring Asheville a strong field with high finishers receiving additional points toward their United States Tennis Association rankings.
This year’s City Open features the Men’s and Women’s Open Division with players competing for $10,000 in prize money.
The total cash purse of $10,000 is sponsored by the Asheville Tennis Association, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Asheville, and News Radio 570am.
Men’s Singles $4,600 Women’s Singles $3,000
Winner $2,200 Winner $1,400
Runner-Up $1,200 Runner-Up $700
Semi-Finalist $400 each Semi-Finalist $300 each
Quarter Finalist $100 each Quarter Finalist $75 each
Men’s Doubles $1,500 Women’s Doubles $900
Winner $1,000 Winner $600
Runner-Up $500 Runner-Up $300
In addition to a cash prize, the names of the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Open will be engraved on the Silver Challenge Bowls. The following Challenge Bowls are currently in play, which must be won three times to be retired.
Memorial Challenge Bowls Challenge Bowls
Richard O. Covington, Sr. Dave Carey
Men’s Singles Men’s 85 Singles
F. Reeves Rutledge Charles Parker
Men’s 35 Singles Men’s 70 Singles
Dick Covington, Jr. Jane Redfield
Men’s 45 Singles Open Mixed Doubles
Audrey & James Weilbaecher, Sr. Jane Fowler
Women’s 35 Singles Women’s 45 Singles
Men’s 55 Singles
Irene Thornton Covington
Men’s 65 Singles
Eliza P. Coxe
Men’s Open Doubles
Men’s 55 Doubles
Ethel and Harry Hirshout
Men’s 75 Singles
Victor L. Johnson
Men’s 80 Singles
35 Mixed Doubles
Tournament entry forms are available at Aston Park Tennis Center (336 Hilliard Avenue) or you can register on line at www.nctennis.com. The tournament ID # for juniors is 703940013 and 703940813 for adults. For additional information about the tournament, contact tournament director Laura Loftis at 828-251-4074, firstname.lastname@example.org.