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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Path To Stardom

Path to Stardom

Red Rock Pro Open Women’s Pro Circuit

Story by Mike Copenhaver 

Sponsor quotes: 

“This tournament is exciting. It has some of the best women players in the world as well as the up-and-comers. Every year I am blown away by the power of their groundstrokes and amazing athletic abilities. The intimate setting provided by the Red Rock Country Club is impossible to duplicate.” 

Phillip Aurbach, Marquis Aurbach Coffing

"StorageOne is thrilled to support Red Rock Country Club in its efforts to bring back professional tennis to its membership. I'm very proud to know that my club is extremely relevant in the Southern Nevada tennis scene. Mike Copenhaver and his staff of professionals work tirelessly to ensure that each Club member has access to the best tennis experience possible."

Jim Meservey, Storage One

“The Red Rock Pro Open showcases emerging global talent and is truly a path to stardom in the women's professional game. Las Vegas has seen numerous players reach great heights in their careers after enjoying success here. Red Rock Country Club is the perfect venue to catch these rising young stars in a beautiful, intimate environment. The tournament is also a staple community event enabling friends and businesses to gather, network, and admire the world-class tennis on display.”

Jordan J. Butler,
Certified Athlete Agent, 
Attorney at Law

Red Rock Country Club is excited to welcome back the Women’s Pro Circuit this coming Fall. The Patron Open is the only professional tennis tournament in Las Vegas and will make it’s return debut September 21 through 28, as players from all over the world compete for $50,000 in prize money and precious ITF points. 

In previous years, Las Vegas has witnessed the rise of a few WTA stars as they work their way up the rankings. Players like Sorana Cirstea (29), Camila Giorgi (40), Coco Vandewhege (42), Lauren Davis (44), Varvara Lepchenko (49) and Monica Puig (69) have all made their mark here in Las Vegas over the past few years. “We are excited to see which players will be competing this year,” says Mike Copenhaver, tournament director and director of tennis at Red Rock Country Club. “Last year, we saw an exciting all American final featuring Coco Vandeweghe and Melanie Oudin.”

The tournament has drawn support from all over this year, with Patron Spirits and Company leading the way as the Title Sponsor. Other businesses including the Nevada Tennis Association, Marquis Aurbach, Agent Atleta, The Massage Advantage, WG Communications, Cox and Lotus Broadcasting have shown their support since its inception back in 2009. Pro tennis coach Darren Cahill has shown his support this year as a contributing sponsor and will be training with a few of the Top Adidas Professionals a couple weeks prior to the start of the Patron Open.

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