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Madison Brengle and Patrick McEnroe join Advanta WTT Smash Hits

New York, N.Y. (September 11, 2007) — Teenager Madison Brengle of Dover, Del., and Patrick McEnroe have been added to the field for the 2007 Advanta WTT Smash Hits, a charity tennis event co-hosted by Billie Jean King and Elton John on Oct. 10 at Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. They join a lineup that includes Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Anna Kournikova, John Isner and Corina
Morariu. The eventraises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and local charity ActionAIDS.

Advanta WTT Smash Hits is a co-ed tennis event utilizing the WTT format. The event has raised more than $8 million in its 15-year history. Elton John will open the evening with a celebrity doubles match before the two teams of top professionals hit the courts for five sets of WTT action.

Brengle, recently ranked a career-high No. 216 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, is expected to face off against Davenport in the women’s singles match. The 17-year-old has had a successful year on the junior circuit, reaching the girls’ singles final at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and is currently ranked a career-high No. 5 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. Brengle won her first pro singles title in 2005 and is a two- time finalist on the USTA Pro Circuit in 2007 at events in Hammond, La., and
Clearwater, Fla. She has been part of the USTA Player Development’s residential pilot program, training with USTA Coaches at the Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. Brengle is coached by her mother Gaby, who teaches at Dover Indoor Tennis.

Patrick McEnroe, a former college and pro tour standout, is also known for his success off the court. He is currently the U.S. Davis Cup captain and also serves as a TV commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. On the court, McEnroe represented the U.S. in Davis Cup competition during the 1990s and also won one ATP singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open doubles championship. McEnroe, who is the younger brother of tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, is part owner of the New York Sportimes of the WTT Pro League presented by Advanta.

Tickets range from $40-$110 and are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (215) 336-2000. ActionAIDS is offering a limited number of VIP packages which include a pre-match reception and auction with the players and priority seating for $300-$500. Contact ActionAIDS at (215) 981-3346 for more information.

For additional information, please visit World TeamTennis at www.wtt.com.

 

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