VERO BEACH — Twin sensations Bob and Mike Bryan, the most prolific doubles team in tennis history, will join their good friend Mardy Fish at this year’s annual Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest, which benefits the Mardy Fish Foundation, in Vero Beach, December 10-11, 2010. This marks the second occasion that the Bryans will join Fish and childhood friend, RCA recording artist Jake Owen, for their weekend event.
This August, the 32-year-old Bryan brothers made history when they won their record 62nd career doubles title at the LA Tennis Open, their hometown tournament with a 6-7 (6), 6-2, 10-7 victory over Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer. It was their 6th title at the LA Tennis Open, and their 100th career final. The Bryans, who grew up in Camarillo, Calif., surpassed the previous record of the Australian duo of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde. The Bryans – southpaw Bob and right-handed Mike -are 9-0 in finals in 2010 and are likely to end the season as the No. 1 doubles team in the world for a record sixth year.
Fish, currently ranked No. 19, won back-to-back titles for the first time in his career at Newport and Atlanta this summer. The winner of five singles and eight doubles titles on the ATP tour, Fish also reached the Cincinnati final this summer, losing to Roger Federer in three sets. In doubles, Fish is also enjoying a successful 2010 season, winning his seventh ATP doubles title in San Jose, CA with Sam Querrey, and his eighth doubles title in Washington, DC with Mark Knowles.
Owen, a hometown favorite in Vero Beach, is a Grammy, CMA, ACM and CMT award-nominated artist who was named the 2009 Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Following the success of his debut album, Startin’ with Me, Owen’s Easy Does It released in 2009 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This year’s concert at Vero Beach Sports Village Holman Stadium will feature special guest Little Big Town and is guaranteed to give Vero Beach a country buzz. Owen recently created the Jake Owen Foundation, which will benefit the Mardy Fish Foundation to help youth organizations and programs in the Vero Beach area, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest weekend kicks-off on Friday, December 10 with a Kids’ Tennis Clinic at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club, followed by the Jake Owen Concert at Hollman Stadium. Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest continues on Saturday, December 11 at Grand Harbor with a Luncheon that includes a live and silent auction and the Tennis Exhibition.
Tennis Exhibition tickets are $75 for Box Seats and $35 for General Admission tickets. Tickets for the Jake Owen Concert with Special Guests are $75 for Premier Seats (on field reserved seat), $50 for Pit Area (standing room), $25 for Reserved Seats (stadium reserved seat and $15 for General Admission (stadium unreserved seat).
To purchase tickets, call 866.333.7623 or visit www.chevents.com.
For further information about the Kids’ Tennis Clinic, Luncheon, and Sponsorships, call C & H Events, Inc. at 561.394.9190.