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Hudson Valley Community College hosts 2012 World TeamTennis Matches

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, July 3, 2012

TROY (NY) – Hudson Valley Community College welcomes tennis legends – Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, John McEnroe and Chris Evert – to its McDonough Sports Complex in July as the local venue of New York Sportimes’ World TeamTennis.

Formerly known as New York Buzz, NY Sportimes announced the venue change at a press conference on June 28. The event was held at the SEFCU Arena at the University at Albany from 2009 through 2011.

Featured matches include Venus Williams and Martina Hingis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and Martina Hingis and John McEnroe at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

Tickets are available at any Price Chopper supermarket location or by calling (518) 393-0440.

In addition, fans may opt to attend a limited-seating dinner reception with a special appearance by Venus Williams at 5:15 p.m. on July 21. Hall of Famer Chris Evert and Leander Paes, a four time Grand Slam Doubles winner and close friend of Nitty Singh, NY Sportimes’ local promoter, will attend the dinner reception, but are not scheduled to play. Hall of Famer John McEnroe, Martina Hingis and Susie Essman of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, will appear at a dinner reception at 5:15 p.m. July 24.

Drew Matonak, Hudson Valley’s President, described the event as a “win win” that enhances the college and Capital Region, while providing local residents a chance to see live, top-notch tennis. Ms. Singh said she expects the matches to sell out as they have in prior years.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies, Health Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.