LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's tennis program will honor one of its former head coaches, the late Hall of Famer Dr. Larry Easley, by playing in the newly renamed Larry Easley Memorial Classic starting Friday on campus at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Current Rebel head coach Owen Hambrook, who was an assistant under Easley in 2000, said he thought it was a perfect time to honor the longest-tenured coach in UNLV history by changing the name of what was formerly was known as the Rebel Classic.

"With Larry being inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this month, we wanted to recognize all he did in building UNLV into a nationally known tennis program," Hambrook said. "This is one small way for the memory of Dr. Easley to live on in the sport he loved so much."

Ryan Wolfington has been selected by the USTA-Nevada board of Directors to be their new Executive Director.

"Ryan's significant experience in both tennis and corporate america made him a perfect fit for our organization,." said USTA-Nnevada President Tim Blenkiron. "His passion for tennis and making things happen we hope will take the organization to another level."

Ryan was the founder of's Marty Hennessy's Junior Tennis Foundation, As Co-Founder with Marty Hennessy and volunteer Executive Director over 5 years he helped obtain the support from entertainers Tony Bennett, Clint Holmes, Frankie Avalon, Rita Rudner, Mosaic and Jay Leno to raise over a million dollars for at risk youth.

LAS VEGAS, Nev., (Sept. 29, 2010) - Alexa Glatch doesn't know if she'll ever play at 100 percent physically again, but she reported on Wednesday that the bulging disk injury in her lower back felt "a thousand times better" than one year ago.

That's good news for Glatch and bad news for her future opponents, including the rest of the Round of 16 singles field remaining at the Lexus of Las Vegas Open where Glatch beat Mashona Washington, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round on Wednesday at the Red Rock Country Club.

Also on Wednesday, Las Vegas' Asia Muhammad, 19, opened up play upsetting No. 5 seeded Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia, 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3. This victory is one of many times Muhammad has beaten top 100 players in the world. Muhammad has wins over Melanie Oudin and a number of top 60, 80 and 90 players in the world. Last year she beat the number 1 player in the world at the US OPEN Junior Grandslam.


By Ryan Wolfington

"Hadrien has an 8 % chance of running again," uttered the Dr. to Hadrien Saperstein's father Mark.

I took a group of children to a national tournament in California. In the middle of the night Hadrien, now ranked top 40 in the United States, was in tremendous pain and shaking. I didn't know if it was from dehydration from that days match or a previous virus he fought a week earlier.

As the night went on, so did the pain. Hadrien called his dad to come get him. By the time Mark drove to pick him up and drove back to the Las Vegas Hospital, Hadrien had no feeling from the waste down, he was paralyzed.

Annual Meeting Date January 18th, 2011@ 6:00pm

USTA-Nevada Offices: 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89128

USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting January 18th, 2011 at the USTA-Nevada office at 6pm. Please RSVP to Diana at if you plan to attend, so we can get a count. If the response is too large for the USTA-Nevada Offices, a new venue will be selected so please check back the week of January 3, 2011, to confirm the location. The Annual Meeting will include a update on the organization's programs, progress, and vision. It will also include voting in the new Board members. All USTA members are welcome to take part in that process by voting at the meeting or before hand by printing the ballot and mailing it in by the deadline below. The ballot will be posted on the web site no later then December 15, 2010, so please check back, and thanks for being a USTA member.

World No. 1 doubles team, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, defeated the Indo-Pak Express, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, 7-6(5), 7-6(4) Friday in New York to win their third US Open crown and ninth major title.
Victory at Flushing Meadows wraps up a dream summer for the Americans, who are on a 14-match winning streak after coming into the US Open with back-to-back titles at Toronto and Cincinnati. Since Wimbledon they are on a torrid 22-2 tear.

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