Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sampras loses, but Charlotte families win

Jim Courier defeated Pete Sampras to win the Breezeplay Championships in south Charlotte. It was a match for the ages. Courier lost the first set 3-6, won the second 6-4 and the tiebreaker 10-8.

The tournament was a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House, which is scheduled to open next year. The tournament was Sept. 24-27 at The Palisades Country Club.

The championship also included a silent auction which raised more than $5,000. Auction items included Sprint Cup Winner Champagne autographed by Jimmie Johnson, a collection of Richard Petty Die-Cast Cars autographed by Richard Petty, tennis rackets autographed by players and a pair of autographed Ronald McDonald shoes.

This is the first year the tennis tournament partnered with the Ronald McDonald house. Read more about the new partnership here.

Photo credit: InsideOut Sports & Entertainment