FORMER TOURING TENNIS PROFESSIONALS JEFF TARANGO AND ROS NIDEFFER HIGHLIGHT PLAYER FIELDS AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

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FORMER TOURING TENNIS PROFESSIONALS JEFF TARANGO AND ROS NIDEFFER HIGHLIGHT PLAYER FIELDS AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men’s and Women’s National Tournament Will be Played at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Nov. 26–Dec. 2

La Jolla, Calif. – (November 21, 2012) – Former touring tennis professionals Jeff Tarango and Ros Nideffer will highlight exceptional men’s and women’s player fields at the 40th annual United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships scheduled for Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

A former professional touring player on the ATP World Tour, Tarango achieved a career-high singles ranking of 42 in the world during his professional career and captured two ATP singles titles as well as 14 ATP doubles championships. In 1999, the Manhattan Beach, Calif. resident was ranked tenth in the world in doubles.

Tarango is seeded second behind top seed and defending champion Oren Motevassel of Rancho Mirage, Calif., who played for 15 years on the men’s professional tennis and was once ranked as high at 161 in the world before retiring in 2001. A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Motevassel defeated Tarango in last year’s singles final. A year earlier in 2010, Tarango had beaten Motevassel in the singles final.

A resident of the San Diego community of Rancho Bernardo, Nideffer played on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour from the late 1970s through late 1990s. A two-time Wimbledon singles quarterfinalist and a two-time French Open doubles champion, Nideffer achieved a career-high singles ranking of 15 in the world in 1990.

Nideffer is seeded second after top-seeded Dina McBride, a former college standout at the University of San Diego in the mid-1990s who reached last year’s singles final. Nideffer and McBride received first-round byes and will play their opening round matches on Tuesday.

“It’s going to be a very entertaining week of tennis,” said Conan Lorenzo, LJBTC Director of Tennis. “I encourage tennis fans who want to watch high-level tennis to come out and enjoy the matches.”

Matches will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 26 and at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27. The women’s singles final is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 and the men’s singles final will be played on Sunday, December 2.

In addition to men’s and women’s singles, there will also be National 40 Hard Court doubles and mixed doubles events. Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father and Son and Grandfather and Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, November 30, with matches concluding Sunday, December 2.

The Father and Son championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation. The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club just a few years ago.

For complete tournament draws, please go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=115645

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, one of California’s most treasured beachfront resorts for more than 75 years, welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.

Recently designated one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. The Club will be hosting the 124th edition of The Pacific Coast Mens’ Doubles Championships in March 2013, and the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups in May 2013.

In honor of the USTA National Hard Court Championship, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s sister property, the La Jolla Shores Hotel, will be offering special room rates to the general public starting at $199 per night*.

To make reservations or for more information, please call 877.346.8842.

About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the historic Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit http://www.LJBTC.com.

*Subject to availability. Rate does not include tax and assessments.

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USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
November 26 — December 2, 2012
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.

J. Fred Sidhu
(619) 282-5706 — Office
(619) 507-6943 — Cell
Twitter: @JFredSidhu

USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
November 26 — December 2, 2012
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.

J. Fred Sidhu
(619) 282-5706 — Office
(619) 507-6943 — Cell
Twitter: @JFredSidhu

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