Accept Ohlmuller & Gambino's Invitation to Play
Racquet Sports Director Jason Gray suggested the match after seeing
the Jensen brothers in action on the club courts this past summer.
"With their fire power and finesse, they are amazing to watch
on the tennis court. They are equally as impressive on the platform
tennis court. It's going to be one hell of a match," said Gray.
Luke and Murphy
Jensen, both in their mid-thirties, grew up in Grand
Rapids, Michigan. In 1993, they shocked the tennis establishment
by winning the French Open Doubles title at Roland Garros just six
months after turning pro. At one point, they were ranked number
four in the world. Well-received by fans for their colorful personalities
and on-court excitability, the Jensens have a loyal following and
continue to play on the ATP tour as Wild Cards.
and Chris Gambino, also in their mid-thirties, are the 2003 Men's
APTA Champions and are currently ranked number one in men's platform
tennis. Their position was solidified after their Halloween weekend
win over Scott Mansager and Flip Goodspeed (6-2, 6-4 in the finals.)
" We are thrilled to be able to compete on the same court with
the Jensen Brothers. We think their involvement in this event will
do wonders for our game and are looking forward to doing battle
with them," said Ohlmuller.
match is scheduled for Thursday, January 15 (rain date Friday, January
16,) preceding the Cincinnati National Ranking Tournament. Both
the Jensens and Ohlmuller/Gambino will also be competing in the
weekend draw along with other top male and female platform tennis
players from around the country. A portion of the proceeds of the
weekend's events will benefit the Inner City Youth Opportunities
of Greater Cincinnati.
for the tournament, contact the Greater
Cincinnati Platform Tennis Association. For more information,
contact Event Coordinator Jason
Gray at 513-874-9909.