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McEnroe and Sampras Beat Lendl and Haas at the Second Annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic

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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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White Sulphur Springs, WV (September 27, 2013) - The Greenbrier hosted the second annual star-studded Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic last weekend, with Tommy Haas emerging victorious in his singles match against Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl splitting sets and agreeing to a draw, and the Americans (McEnroe and Sampras) beating the Europeans (Haas and Lendl) in an exciting doubles faceoff.

The two-day event, which drew crowds of hundreds of tennis aficionados from around the region to this historic American destination resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, kicked off on Saturday, with two singles matches, which pitted Tennis Hall of Famer Pete Sampras against current world #13 Tommy Haas, and former world #1 Ivan Lendl against the always crowd-pleasing tennis legend John McEnroe. In between points, the hard-playing tennis legends entertained the crowd with playful antics—from Pete Sampras snapping phone pictures of Tommy Haas changing his shirt, to the delight of women in the crowd, to McEnroe jokingly berating the line judges for their calls, insisting that “The line is in, in West Virginia, too!” The weekend was capped by a thrilling doubles match, which ended in a 7-6 tiebreak win by the Americans.

“I could get used to this; it’s definitely fun,” said Haas, about his first time playing at The Greenbrier. “As an athlete, you always want to compete and play well, but when you’re on tour, it’s a whole different ball game. Here you’re just trying to play some tennis and entertain the crowd. And anytime I get a chance to come out and play against my idols, I’d be crazy to say no.”

For more about The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, please visit: http://greenbrier.com/tennisclassic.

The Greenbrier/The Greenbrier Sporting Club
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel.

Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds. Lots priced from $159,900 to $2.1 million; Homes from $995,000 to $5 million.

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