I was thrilled to host a party for allthe players, coaches and sponsors for the MetLife Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament being held at the Lakewood Ranch Tennis facility. The weekend tournament featured teams from across the country including, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, Florida, Arizona, Temple, Mississippi, Miami, Minnesota, among others. The tournament featured men's and women's singles, as well as men's and women's doubles. Chris Marquez and Paul Lederman from the Lakewood Ranch Tennis Club did a fantastic job organizing the weekend. It was first class and the players and coaches were amazed at how they were treated, and how professionally the tournament was run. Great job Chris and Paul on bringing elite college tennis to our area!
Friday night, my wife and I hosted a party at our home for the players. We were honored to have tennis legend, Nick Bollettieri, come and speak to all the players and coaches. I can't wait to watch the final matches today - the men's final features Sekou Bangoura, Jr from the University of Florida and a Lakewood Ranch native versus Arizona's Andres Carrasco. The women's features Notre Dame sophomore Chrissie McGaffigan against Miami's Bianca Eichkorn.