March 12, 2019 • Communications
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PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Manhattanville College tennis program is going back to its roots this summer, as the Valiants' athletic department is reviving one if its most popular and successful events from decades ago.
Former world top 10 tennis players Patrick McEnroe and Aaron Krickstein have signed on to compete in an exhibition match June 9 at the Manhattanville Tennis Courts. Tennis fans will be able to watch this match first hand and Manhattanville Athletics is offering tickets to this amazing event. The day will run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, beginning with an exclusive on-court session with the two professionals, followed by their pro-set exhibition match and concluded with a select meet-and-greet.
McEnroe, a native of Manhasset, N.Y., currently commentates for CBS Sports and ESPN. As a member of the ATP Tour, the youngest McEnroe brother accomplished many feats, including captaining the 2004 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team as well as the 38th U.S. Davis Cup Team. In Major play, he was crowned doubles champion of the 1989 French Open and was a singles semifinalist at the 1991 Australian Open. McEnroe's doubles ranking was as high as No. 3 in the world.
Krickstein, also known as the "Marathon Man" after his infamous five-set match with Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open, was the youngest player to ever win an ATP singles title when he was just 16 years and two months old. He was also the youngest player to ever break into the Top 10 of the world rankings at just 17 years old. Krickstein's top performances in Majors were in the 1989 U.S. Open and 1995 Australian Open, where he finished as a semifinalist. His singles ranking was as high as No. 6.
There will be three tiers of tickets offered for this event. The VIP level ticket (priced at $500), of which only 16 will be offered, will allow you to have an exclusive on-court session with one of these two men prior to their exhibition match – eight tickets will be available for each player. You will also receive a front row seat to the match. Following the competition there will be an exclusive meet-and-greet with the players where guests will receive signed memorabilia. If you are unable to get your hands on one of those 16 tickets, fans can still purchase the tier two tickets (priced at $100), which grants them access to the exhibition match as well as to the meet-and-greet and its perks. The general admission level of tickets (priced at $35) allows anyone to be in attendance as McEnroe and Krickstein face off at the Manhattanville Tennis Courts.
Please reach out to Manhattanville Athletics Marketing and Promotions Coordinator Robbie Lynch (email@example.com) with any questions. A full event page is also available at govaliants.com/tennisexhibition. Tickets, once available, can be purchased through a link on the event page.