Grand Junction Named Finalist For Top Tennis Town

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced today that ten finalists have been selected—from an initial group of more than 56 cities that submitted entries—in its “Best Tennis Town” competition, and Grand Junction is one of them.

Fans across the country can now vote for the community that they feel best exemplifies the passion, excitement, spirit and impact that tennis brings to the local level.

The 2009 Best Tennis Town winner will be determined by a nationwide online vote beginning Thursday and continuing until July 26, 2009 at 11:59 ET. To cast your vote, click on the Web link below.

The top three finalists will travel to New York City where the winner will be revealed during a ceremony at the 2009 US Open. The winner will take home the 2009 “Best Tennis Town” title, an accompanying trophy and $100,000 to be used for community-wide tennis programming or facility enhancements.

The search for America’s “Best Tennis Town” is the USTA’s first-ever nationwide search to identify the local area—from small, rural towns to large, urban metro areas and everywhere in between—that best exhibits the qualities of a great tennis community.

The list of towns that Grand Junction is going up against is below:

Tempe, AZ
Cary, NC
Las Vegas, NV
Midland, MI
Baton Rouge, LA
Ojai, CA
Independence, KS
Hickory, NC
Springfield, MO

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