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"Advantage Retriever" Raises $2,000 for Additional Tennis Court Improvements
The UMBC men’s and women’s tennis teams held the First Annual “Advantage Retriever” fund-raising event on Saturday, Sept. 30, to raise money for improvements to the UMBC Tennis Complex. There is a new PHOTO GALLERY which is now available for this event.
UMBC president Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, the UMBC Tennis teams, alumni, family and friends of UMBC Tennis were in attendance, including 2006 UMBC Hall of Fame inductee Oscar Lopez. The event raised more than $2,000 for additions to the newly-renovated tennis courts.
The event participants played in two groups; competitive & non-competitive (those that still play & those that hit the ball). Winners of the competitive division were former assistant coach Bob Hoffman ’97 and 2006 graduate James Tyler, runner-ups were Oscar Lopez ‘00 & Lana Khavalina ‘04. The non-competitive winners were UMBC Staff members Linda Brown and Gary Wolhstetter, and the runner-ups were former staffer Marty Schwartz & current staff member Mike Nolin.
Former UMBC women’s tennis captain Becky Knouse said, “It was nice to see everyone, and I look forward to next year’s event.”
“This is something that the UMBC Tennis community has looked for- re-connecting with alumni and having a good time playing tennis for a good cause,” said Kevin Gibbons-O’Neill, Assistant Athletic Director for Fund Raising.
“The event was a complete success, and we look forward to next year,” said UMBC Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown.
The 2007 “Advantage Retriever” will take place early in September with UMBC hosting a fall intercollegiate tournament to generate additional interest.