USTA North Carolina's annual Celebrate Tennis night took place January 25th at Tennis Weekend in Pinehurst where mulitple winners were drawn for the 2012 Grand Prix promotion. The players below qualified for the drawing by playing five North Carolina tournaments during 2012 and were ranked in the Top 2 of their level.
Congratulations to Andrew Smith from Statesville, the grand prize winner of two U.S. Open tickets & two round-trip airfare tickets to New York!
Jay Essary, also from Statesville, won two tickets to the Winston Salem Open and Elizabeth Krogstie from Charlotte won a basket of tennis goodies.
Highlights from 2012 US Open Experience
2012 Grand Prix winner Brian Mized shared his experience at the 2012 US Open with us
"My wife and I really enjoyed the US Open ," said Mize. "It was our first trip to a major tournament and it did not disappoint. The weather was extremely hot, but so was the tennis. Walking around the grounds allowed us to get up close and watch the same players we watch on tv. We were literally within 10 feet of most of the top 20 men and women players."
"I would say that the US Open Grand Prix was a prevailiing factor in playing more tournaments - of course I love the competition of tournaments, the Grand Prix added a little more excitment at the possibility of going to NYC."
Grand Prix Winners Announced!