Briefs: Local Sports July 17, 2009Local Tennis ‘Tennis Town’ online voting open Voting is ope
• ‘Tennis Town’ online voting open
Voting is open to the public for the USTA Best Tennis Town in America.
To vote, go to http://www.gjsentinel.com/sports and click on the “Vote now!” link or log on to http://www.besttennistown.com. Voting is limited to one per e-mail address and closes July 26.
Video profiles and letters of recommendation are available to view for each of the 10 finalists.
The finalists are Grand Junction, Baton Rouge, La., Cary, N.C., Las Vegas, Independence, Kan., Ojai, Calif., Hickory, N.C., Midland, Mich., Springfield, Mo., and Tempe, Ariz.
The grand prize winner receives $100,000, second prize receives $50,000 and third prize gets $25,000.
• Taco Bell draws posted Saturday
Participants in the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament can check their scheduled match times and draws from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday at Saunders Fieldhouse on the campus of Mesa State College.
Out of town participants can call 248-1900 or 248-1901 during the same hours to check scheduled match times. Players are expected to report to Saunders Fieldhouse for matches 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
The Taco Bell Western Slope Open begins Tuesday and continues through July 26.