Thursday
Jul192012

Ansley Attends BB&T Atlanta Open

Thirty-eight Ansley Members attended the BB&T Atlanta Open Tuesday, July 17, 2012. With a view from the front row, Members cheered on Go Soeda and Xavier Malisse. Though rain suspended play, that did not stop our group from enjoying the tournament atmosphere held at Atlantic Station.  After Soeda’s and Malisse’s match, ending with a win from Soeda at 9:30 p.m., Members watched James Blake and Ryan Harrison duel it out. Their match concluded at 11:20 p.m., Blake advancing to round two.

Prior to the evening matches, Igor Kunitsyn of Russia met with Ansley Members, took photos and signed autographs in the Racquet Room. There was a question and answer session with Kunitsyn and he discussed life on the road as a tennis pro, balancing family and career, his eating and work out habits and much more.

Ansley has been the host Club for a number of the players this week. Kunitsyn and Matthew Ebden of Australia played earlier this week.

 

Nashville native and comeback athlete Brian Baker

 

Question and answer session with Igor Kunitsyn

 

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