Tournament renamed Mercer Tennis Classic

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The USTA's visit to Macon has a new name. The 80k event is now being called the Mercer Tennis Classic. It will take place from October 21 through October 28 at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center on the campus at Mercer. “From day one, this tournament has been a group effort and about reaching the community. This is a transition that the Amos/Copelan Family supports; allowing the name change as the event expands each year. It couldn’t grow without efforts from everyone in the Macon tennis community, volunteers, Mercer University and everyone else involved over the past five years,” said tournament director Eric Hayes. “This event’s home is Mercer University and the name change reflects how far we all have come in terms of tennis and giving back.”

It will be a 32 person singles draw, and a 16 team doubles draw will happen for both the Men and Women. It will feature players ranked in the top 100 in the world. $80,000 will be on the line for the winner of each event. The matches will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel. “It’s a testament to how much our event has grown and the quality of field we get each year that the Tennis Channel would want to come to Macon and show live coverage. This is unprecedented coverage and exposure for not only Mercer, but for the city of Macon and Middle Georgia.”

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