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2012 ColemanVision Tennis Championships

August 27, 2012 02:38 PM
Kulikova387Women's professional tennis will return for the 15th consecutive year to Albuquerque, N.M. for one of the longest-running Pro Circuit stops on the USTA Pro Circuit, the 2012 ColemanVision Tennis Championships presented by Corley's Lincoln/Volvo, held Sept. 16-23.

The ColemanVision Tennis Championships is the longest-running professional sports event held annually in the state of New Mexico and one of the few opportunities for fans of tennis in the Southwest to see professional tennis! 

The CVTC returns to Albuquerque's gorgeous Tanoan Country Club. This year's CVTC, like usual, will include several players ranked inside the Top 100 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. The tournament provides an excellent opportunity for tennis fans and spectators to catch talented young up-and-comers, and see them in an up close and personal setting.  

Defending champion at the CVTC is Regina Kulikova (pictured above) of Russia. 

This year's tournament  entry list is still in the works. Check back to see which players will commit to this event. .

RallyForTheCure_ABQThe tournament is also a fixture in the community with several community-themed events taking place all week long, including the annual School Day for kids and the Rally For the Cure that really engage the Albuquerque tennis community.

The last five years of the event, proceeds from the USTA Pro Circuit Event COLEMANVISION TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS have benefitted the New Mexico Youth Tennis Foundation and major inroads in community tennis have been made as a result. The ColemanVision has helped expose the sport to more than 3,500 Albuquerque-area youth to the opportunities available through tennis and helped provide after-school tennis programs for an additional 3,500 more! 

The NEW MEXICO YOUTH TENNIS FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization formed in 2007 by ColemanVision Tournament Director and former USTA Southwest president Sue Jollensten, whose mission is to promote youth tennis and support programs providing education and opportunity to all New Mexico Youth through tennis.

The tournament is named after Dr. Stephen Coleman, a world-renowned laser eye surgeon who is based in Albuquerque, and who is a passionate tennis player and lover of the sport. Come out and support the ColemanVision this fall!

Sponsorship package are still available. For ticket packages and sponsorship information, please email nmytf@comcast.net.

 To purchase tickets online for the ColemanVision Tennis Championships click HERE or by calling 1-888-COLEMAN (1-888-265-6326).