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The Bay Club to honor Patel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Bay Club Company today announced the second annual Kunal Patel SF (KPSF) Open, running Monday, February 6 through Sunday, February 12 at Bay Club SF Tennis. The memorial tournament has joined the ATP Challenger Tour as a $100k event, welcoming leading national and international contenders from Australia, Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland.

The Kunal Patel SF Open, which honors the late tennis enthusiast and Bay Club member whose life was tragically cut short in 2014 at the age of 27, will host an international pool of players inside the top 200 rankings, and will be the largest professional tournament currently hosted inside the city of San Francisco.

Twenty-two players have been selected directly into the Main Draw based on their current world rankings. Each player selected for direct acceptance competed in the Australian Open, including ten in the Main Draw Singles or Doubles competition. The remaining ten players in the 32-player singles draw will be determined through qualifying rounds, wildcards and players with special exemption status.

“We’re honored to host the KPSF Open and celebrate Kunal’s life and passion for the sport,” said Ross Wisser, Bay Club Tennis Director. He adds: “We’re excited to have the support of the ATP and welcome the international tennis community to the city of San Francisco.”

Qualifying rounds will kick off on Saturday, February 4, concluding with the championships on Sunday, February 12. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public for $15, and complimentary for Bay Club members; a limited number of premium bleacher seats and luxury box tickets are also now on sale. Proceeds will directly benefit Youth Tennis Advantage. The full tournament schedule and tickets are available on the KPSF Open official website at KPSFOpen.com. For more information, please contact events.bctc@bayclubs.com.

About The Bay Club Company

The Bay Club Company is an active lifestyle and hospitality company with a network of modern country clubs that welcome more than 86,000 members. Founded in 1977, The Bay Club Company has 20 plus locations across multiple California campuses. The Company currently employs approximately 3,400 people and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information on The Bay Club Company, please visit BayClubs.com or their blog, OneLombard.com. The Bay Club Company is also on Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contact:

Kelly Curran, Demonstrate PR
BayClubs@DemonstratePR.comĂș 415-400-4214

Event Contact:

Ross Wisser, Tournament Director
Ross.Wisser@BayClubs.comĂș 415-983-3437

Full Entry List and Top 15 Alternates Ordered by Ranking:

ENTRY LIST: MAIN DRAW

  1. FRITZ, Taylor USA 93
  2. KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 98
  3. DONALDSON, Jared USA 101
  4. CHUNG, Hyeon KOR 105
  5. TIAFOE, Frances USA 108
  6. FRATANGELO, Bjorn USA 113
  7. KUDLA, Denis USA 129
  8. POLANSKY, Peter CAN 132
  9. LAAKSONEN, Henri SUI 133
  10. POSPISIL, Vasek CAN 135
  11. SMYCZEK, Tim USA 136
  12. KING, Darian BAR 144
  13. TRUNGELLITI, Marco ARG 147
  14. YMER, Elias SWE 158
  15. NOVIKOV, Dennis USA 169
  16. ITO, Tatsuma JPN 172
  17. COPPEJANS, Kimmer BEL 183
  18. MMOH, Michael USA 190
  19. BARTON, Matthew AUS 197
  20. SANDGREN, Tennys USA 198
  21. MILOJEVIC, Nikola SRB 202
  22. MCGEE, James IRL 205
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