New Sponsors Announced to Partner with 2014 Women’s Pro Classic
October 6th, 2014, CAPTIVA, FLORIDA – Swinging into action this fall will be the South Seas Island Resort Women’s Pro Classic (http://ssirproclassic.com/) $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event with the Wild Card Tournament now set for October 23rd-26th. A 64 player entry field open to anyone of any level, the winner of the Wild Card Tournament Singles Draw will secure a direct entry into the Women’s Pro Classic Singles Main Draw and the Wild Card Tournament Singles Finalist and third place finisher will receive an entry into the Women’s Pro Classic Singles Qualifying Draw. The 2014 Women’s Pro Classic will be getting underway November 2nd at the award-winning South Seas Island Resort and will showcase the game’s emerging and future tennis stars on the WTA. This year’s Women’s Pro Classic will also be the last stop on the 2014 USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Calendar and the finale of the 2015 Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. A new series being put on this year by the USTA Pro Circuit, the Australian Open Wildcard Challenge is designed to award the best performing player during the last three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Events in 2014 with a spot in the singles main draw of the 2015 Australian Open.
“We are excited to be the final stop of the Australian Open Wildcard Challenge being put on by the USTA,” said Women’s Pro Classic Tournament Director, Nick Blackwood. “This will make our event even more exciting than last year’s and is a great opportunity for the local community to see front row the best of the best up-and-coming American players who will play in future US Opens.”
This year’s Title Sponsor for the Women’s Pro Classic is the South Seas Island Resort with Co-Presenting Sponsors Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille Sofibella Active Life Style (http://www.sofibellawear.com/) who will return as sponsors of the Women’s Pro Classic for the second year in a row. New sponsors just announced for this year’s event include Mor-Sports (http://www.morsportsgroup.com/), a worldwide company involved in the creation, maintenance and refurbishment of tennis court surfaces, SOLINCO (http://solincosports.com) which specializes in the development and production of the highest quality and technologically advanced performance tennis equipment including strings, racquets, grips, apparel and accessories and CTN-10/WRXY (www.ctn10.com) – Southwest Florida’s Christian and Television network. “Sofibella is proud to be a founding sponsor in support of this year’s South Seas Island Resort’s Women’s Pro Classic Tournament,” said Sofibella President, Franco Forcella. “We look forward to an exciting event and a continued partnership showcasing up and coming tennis stars.” Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available providing partners of the Women’s Pro Classic the opportunity to enhance the goodwill of the local community while receiving global recognition through the event’s live web streaming worldwide and expansive media coverage. This year’s Women’s Pro Classic Singles Qualifying Draw starts on Saturday, November 1st Singles Main Draw beginning Tuesday, November 4th Monday, November 3rd Singles Final will take place on Sunday, November 9th The South Seas Island Resort’s tennis facility includes 11 recently resurfaced hard courts (four lighted courts for nighttime play) and is home to the Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy that provides premier training opportunities for both junior and professional players as well as programming for adults of all levels. The finest tennis facility on Sanibel and Captiva, the South Seas Island Resort has been recognized by Trip Advisor as one of the industry’s most outstanding resorts. For more information on the South Seas Island Resort Women’s Pro Classic, or additional details on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ssirproclassic.com or call 239-472-5111 ext. 4151. The Main Draw Doubles Final will be held Saturday, November 8th , and the Doubles Main Draw getting underway.