National City Exhibition Players Named
Jan-Michael Gambill lost a close match to Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras in the quarterfinal-round at Wimbledon. Gambill and Goldstein faced each other in the third round at Wimbledon this month with Gambill winning 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. In 1999 Gambill won the first ATP Tour singles title in Scottsdale Arizona, defeating Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt. This year he was selected as one of People's Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People."
Paul Goldstein is the second youngest American ranked in the top 100 on the ATP Tour. He will celebrate his 24th birthday during the exhibition. Goldstein was a 1999 Gold Medallist in singles at Pan American Games in Winnepeg, a four-time All American at Stanford and the only player in NCAA history to be part of four national championship teams.
Jan-Michael Gambill and Paul Goldstein played each other in Kalamazoo as juniors in 1994 with Goldstein beating Gambill for his third consecutive singles title. Gambill was also runner-up to Justin Gimelstob in 1995 after retiring because of severe leg cramps.
Goldstein also won the doubles crown with Scott Humphries in 1994. With a singles title in boys 16s in 1992 followed by two 18s, Goldstein became the first to accomplish the triple win in over 70 years.
Timon Corwin, tournament director said, "I am very excited to have Paul and Jan-Michael Gambill here for the exhibition. Since I have been director, this is probably the best exhibition we have had. This year we will be seeing the highest level of men's tennis possible."
The 10-day tournament will begin match play on Friday morning, August 4 and culminate with the singles' championships on Sunday afternoon, August 13. More than 400 of the nation's best young male tennis players will vie in this year's competition for junior titles in singles and doubles.
For National City Bank exhibition and tournament ticket information call (616) 337-7343.
Source: Tournament Office