Jensen Brothers Return for Exhibition
Tennis brothers Luke Jensen and Murphy Jensen will headline the 2011 Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The exhibition match follows the opening ceremonies for the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships which runs Aug. 5-14. Tickets for the exhibition match are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available in advance by calling the tournament office at (269) 337-7343. “The Jensen brothers will provide a great night of entertainment to help kick off the tournament,” said Mark Riley, Tournament Director. “They are known for their high energy level and are very fun to watch. It will definitely be an entertaining evening." The Jensen brothers were both born in Northern Michigan and went on to successful careers in professional doubles play, highlighted by a championship at the 1993 French Open. Both players played college tennis at the University of Southern California. Luke won the USTA Boys’ 18 doubles championship with Patrick McEnroe in 1984. He earned the nickname “Dual Hand Luke” for his ability to serve with either hand. Luke is currently the head coach of the women’s tennis team at Syracuse University. Murphy is the head coach of the Washington Kastles in World Team Tennis. He also hosts a show on the Tennis Channel and has acted in films such as Wimbledon and Tennis, Anyone…?. Kalamazoo has hosted the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships for the past 68 years and currently hosts over 400 outstanding juniors from all parts of the United States. The tournament is hosted by Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. More information about the tournament can be found online at http://www.ustaboys.com or by calling the tournament office at (269) 337-7343.
Source: Steve Wideen