28 May USTA Hawaii Pacific Showcasing World-Class Professional Men’s Tennis at the Royal Lahaina Challenger
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HONOLULU, HAWAII, May 24, 2013 – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Hawaii Pacific Section announces the USTA Men’s $50,000 Royal Lahaina Challenger presented by American Savings Bank and hosted by the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and Royal Lahaina Resort, January 19 – 26, 2014. The Challenger, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is Hawaii’s premiere and only professional tennis event in Hawaii.
The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 34 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain the professional ranking points needed to compete on the major pro tours. The Royal Lahaina Challenger will host:
- 32 Qualifying Men’s Singles Draw
- 32 Main Men’s Singles Draw
- 16 Men’s Doubles Draw
- $50,000 total prize money and showcasing some of the finest men’s tennis players in the world (ranked No. 50 and above)
“American Savings Bank is proud to support the Royal Lahaina Challenger, that showcases some of the top ranked men’s tennis professionals in the world. For over 88 years, ASB has been supportive of a variety of efforts and activities like the Royal Lahaina Challenger. We share their level of commitment to excellence as we help Hawaii’s businesses and communities thrive, said Margaret Pettyjohn, executive vice president, retail banking, for American Savings Bank.
“We are pleased that American Savings Bank has continued to be the presenting Challenger sponsor now for the 4th year in a row which demonstrates their commitment to being actively involved in the Hawaiian community,” said Ron Romano, executive director of the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section. “The Royal Lahaina Resort and Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch are an exciting new venue for the Challenger and we feel this will provide the players, spectators and partners an exceptional tennis experience.”
“The Royal Lahaina Resort is excited to be hosting this world-class event and reviving a long tradition of professional tennis history at the resort,” said Tom Bell, president, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and interested businesses/individuals can visit Royal Lahaina Challenger or contact Stephanie Hughes-White at (808) 585-9525.