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Freedom Pro Tennis ExhibitionWhat better way of spending a mid-December Saturday than enjoying some high-quality Pro Tennis with your family and friends, while supporting a great cause. (Food/Drinks available on site.) Featuring Bjorn Fratangelo, Jennifer Brady and Mitchell Kruger ... and stay for our mystery top 20 player.
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Charity To Benefit the Freedom & Virtue Institute
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
Location: Academia Sánchez-Casal,
4995 Airport Pulling Road N
Naples, FL 34105
Originally from Pittsburg PA, Bjorn played much of his junior tennis in Naples where he attended Baron Collier High School. As a junior Bjorn was ranked #1 in the USA and #2 in the world and won the junior French Open beating Dominic Thiem in the finals. Bjorn turned Pro in 2012 and has broken into the top 100 players and was a semifinalist at the 2017 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. He has played in six majors to date and is playing in his seventh at the US Open in August. Bjorn returns home to Naples for this Charity exhibition bringing the other top young players with him.
Jennifer won four singles titles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour. She played for the UCLA Bruins for two years reaching college rankings of #8 in singles and #9 in doubles. Jennifer turned Pro in 2015 after her Sophomore year and has reached a high of #75 in the WTA rankings. Jennifer has played in five majors and reached the 4th round of the Australian Open this year, beating Heather Watson (#71) and Elena Vesnina (#18).
Mitchell had a stellar junior career, being ranked #5 in the world before turning Pro in 2012. He has since reached a career high in the ATP rankings of 169 in May, 2017. Mitchell has won one ITF singles title and 3 ITF doubles titles and has played in the main draw of one major to date. Leading up to the 2017 U.S. Open, Mitchell has beaten Marinko Matosevic (has been #39), Malek Jaziri (#72), Thomas Fabbiano (#85), and Benoit Paire (#37).
Please bring blankets and chairs for seating.
About the Freedom & Virtue Institute:
The Freedom & Virtue Institute exists to educate people about how human beings flourish and about how best to help the poor and underprivileged in their communities; to teach children who are trapped in dependency and entitlement that through hard work and character development they will be able to take care of themselves and their dependents; and to equip the jobless with the skills and attitudes they need to secure and keep good jobs.