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Jensen Brothers Accept Ohlmuller & Gambino's Invitation to Play
11-4-2003
Wilson Paddles

West Chester, OH
Former French Open Champions Luke and Murphy Jensen have accepted top-ranked champions David Ohlmuller and Chris Gambino's challenge to an exhibition match preceding the Midwestern Tournament in Cincinnati on Thursday, January 15th at the Beckett Ridge Country Club. The "Battle at Beckett" is made possible by industry sponsors Viking Athletics, Paddlepro.com and BulletWorks Platform Tennis. Expected to draw hundreds of spectators, the match will be aired on the Tennis Channel and is sure to cast new light on the lesser known racquet sport. Click here to read the full press release from BulletWorks.

Beckett Ridge 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.

David Ohlmuller 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.

The exhibition 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.

To register for the tournament, contact the Greater Cincinnati Platform Tennis Association. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Jason Gray at 513-874-9909.


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