World-Class Professional Tennis Returns to Tiburon Peninsula Club

USTA Men’s $100,000 First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger begins October 6, 2012

TIBURON, CA, September 14, 2012 – The USTA is pleased to announce that the Tiburon Peninsula Club will host the $100,000 First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger from October 6-14, 2012. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, offers $100,000 in prize money this year, and is one of only four Men’s Challengers offering this prize money in 2012. The increase in prize money is sure to attract even more top players from around the world, including several players fresh from the courts of the US Open and Wimbledon.

“The 2011 Challenger proved to be our greatest success to date with Ivo Karlovic defeating Sam Querrey in a three set final.” says Scott Potthast, Tennis Director at Tiburon Peninsula Club and Tiburon Challenger Director. “Based on the success of last year’s tournament and with Querrey now ranked #26 in the world, I expect to see higher ranked players, and a larger crowd this year than ever before.”

The field for the FRB Tiburon Challenger features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams from around the globe.

All contributions to the $100,000 First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger go to the California Mentor Foundation, who donates proceeds to the Foundation for Reed Schools, benefiting physical education programs, and the Tiburon Rotary Foundation.

Tickets to the $100,000 First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger can be purchased online at Single day, weekend daily and weekend 2-day passes are available. Admission is free October 6 & 7.

Live updates throughout the Tiburon Challenger tournament will be posted at, Facebook & Twitter.

About the USTA Pro Circuit
With 94 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players, as well as a platform for established professionals. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Andy Murray are among today’s top players who began their professional careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. The USTA Pro Circuit is world class tennis administered on the local level and played on local courts as part of the fabric of communities nationwide.

For more information contact:
Michelle Keane
Tournament Press Aide
Tel: 415.894.0443
Email: michellek[at]tiburonpc[dot]org

** Media planning to attend the event should call in advance with any special requests **