Last summer, the Chang Family Foundation sponsored its first ever Michael Chang Tennis Classic, a USTA-sanctioned adult charity tennis tournament benefiting the American Red Cross (Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief). The event was welcomed with overwhelming support, greatly exceeding expectations and raising thousands of dollars for charity.
The 2011 tournament garnered over 400 players and hundreds of volunteers. All players and volunteers walked away with gift bags, along with their own personalized racquet bag tags. The final day saw a fantastic display of competitive tennis in the Men’s Open final, with Robert Yim, formerly ranked #1 nationally in the Boy’s 18 Division, edging out Francis Alcantara, formerly ranked #14 in the ITF World Junior Rankings, 5-7; 6-3; 7-5.
While the 2011 tournament was held over 3 days across 6 different tennis facilities, many participants also took pleasure in some of the Classic’s special events.
The Michael Chang Tennis Classic kicked off on Saturday, July 23 with a VIP Sponsors’ Clinic and Reception at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Michael and his brother Carl Chang (ATP Coach of the Year in 1996), led the clinic and mingled with the Sponsors and VIPs at the on-site hospitality reception.
The general clinic that followed drew over 120 participants (along with an extensive waiting list) to enjoy expert advice from a star-studded coaching cast including many former successful touring professionals such as Michael Chang, Carl Chang, Eliot Teltscher, Debbie Graham, and Kimberly Po. Clinic participants ranged anywhere from ages 5 – 70, and all walked away with special goody bags.
The Classic also hosted a special Pasta Night, where players could enjoy free food and pick up some insightful coaching tips from Michael himself.
This year, the Chang Family Foundation is excited to host its second annual Michael Chang Tennis Classic, and is thrilled to help raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to families in need.
Come join us for an exciting tournament with a great cause! It’s sure to be a very memorable weekend.
See you out on the courts!
TOURNAMENT RESULTS – July 29 – 31, 2011
|Men’s Open Singles||Robert Yim||Francis Alcantara||5-7; 6-3; 7-5|
|Women’s Open Singles||Mazy Watrous||Sabrina Man-Son-Hing||6-3; 6-3|
|Men’s Open Doubles||Mika De Coster
|3-6; 6-1; 10-8|
|Mixed Open Doubles||Garrett Snyder
|NTRP Men’s 3.5 Singles||Frank Seo||ERIC DO||7-6(5); 6-1|
|NTRP Men’s 4.0 Singles||Adam Miller||Tom Raymundo||6-3; 7-5|
|NTRP Men’s 4.5 Singles||Rodolfo Jimenez||Teo Risquez||7-5; 6-3|
|NTRP Men’s 5.5 Singles||Michael Chang||James Dao||6-2; 7-5|
|NTRP Women’s 3.5 Singles||Patricia Deslauriers||Joanna Grabarczyk||6-3; 3-6; 6-4|
|NTRP Women’s 4.0 Singles||Angela Weaver||Paulette Mashaka||6-2; 6-2|
|NTRP Women’s 4.5 Singles||Tina Vuong||Lori Basheda||6-3; 6-4|
|NTRP Men’s 3.5 Doubles||ERIC DO
|6-2; 5-7; 6-1|
|NTRP Men’s 4.0 Doubles||Adrian Ang
|3-6; 6-1; 6-2|
|NTRP Men’s 4.5 Doubles||Richard Layon
|5-7; 6-2; 6-1|
|NTRP Men’s 5.5 Doubles||Teet Ratsep
|NTRP Women’s 3.5 Doubles||Heather McNabbHiromi Nishimoto||Sophie LamLena Loha||6-2; 6-1|
|NTRP Women’s 4.0 Doubles||Amy Dobson
|6-4; 4-6; 7-6(3)|
|NTRP Women’s 4.5 Doubles||Ashley Bradford
|Natali Cespedes Gonzalez
|NTRP Mixed 3.5 Doubles||Lena Loha
|NTRP Mixed 4.0 Doubles||Dina Crump
|NTRP Mixed 4.5 Doubles||David Le
|Anne Marie Risquez
|NTRP Mixed 5.5 Double||HENRY HUYNH