Author: Katie Lee

KEI NISHIKORI WITHDRAWS FROM DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM; YOUNG AMERICAN STAR REILLY OPELKA NOW PLAYING “SUPER TUESDAY” FEBRUARY 7, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that Kei Nishikori is withdrawing from the 2020 event due to an elbow injury. The tournament still holds three wildcards for the 32-player ATP 250 main event. In Nishikori’s place in the featured 2:30pm match on Tues., Feb. 18, Reilly Opelka will begin his 2020 Delray Beach Open. Opelka, currently ranked No. 38, is making his 3rd appearance in Delray Beach after previously reaching the quarterfinals in 2018.  Opelka has been ranked as high as No. 31 and won his first career title in 2019 at the New York Open. “Kei is such a tremendous competitor, I know we’ll see him back in Delray Beach. We’re all rooting for his health and return in...

DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TENNISONE FOR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT APP FEBRUARY 12, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced their partnership with TennisONE and the new official app of this year’s event. Created by Minneapolis sports tech start-up Bleachr LLC, the app’s exciting features include live scoring, interactive draws, and social games which will elevate the experience at Delray Beach for tennis fans around the world as much as those who are courtside.  The app is now available on both iOS and Android and can be downloaded today in the App Store and on Google Play. “This going to be really cool. It’s always good for fans to have a 1-stop shop for scores, draws and all the fan-musts, but we were interested in going next level with live streaming from our practice courts, daily picks games...

  Photo Cred: Chet White, UK Athletics FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     NOVEMBER 13, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com MEDIA ADVISORY – NEWS COVERAGE NOV. 14-17 FIRST “SURVIVOR” TOURNAMENT FOR WILD CARD ENTRY INTO DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND Former Junior No 1 Among More Than 150 Entrants Vying for Berth In Qualifying for February’s ATP Stop in Delray Beach WHAT: The first of two “Survivor” tournaments will feature more than 150 players vying for a wild card entry into qualifying at February’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/). The competition runs Saturday through Tuesday, with the champion claiming a spot in the qualifying draw for the ATP 250 Tournament, which will take place Feb. 13-21. WHO:  Three active college players are the top seeds among the 150-plus players in the field. Canadian Liam Draxl, a University of Kentucky sophomore who was ranked as high as No. 9 in...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                NOVEMBER 18, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   MEDIA ADVISORY – NEWS COVERAGE NOV. 14-17 LIAM DRAXL WINS “SURVIVOR” #1 TOURNAMENT University of Kentucky Tennis Star Earns Wild card into Delray Beach ATP Tourney Delray Beach, FL—As the sun set Tuesday afternoon, Liam Draxl, the tournament’s #1 seed, chased down one last crosscourt volley and pounded one final passing shot to defeat #13 DJ Thomas (Reynoldsburg, OH) 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the first of two Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com “Survivor” events. Draxl’s physically and mentally imposing game earned the Canadian seven consecutive wins in four days and the ultimate prize, a wildcard into the Qualifying tournament at February’s Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/). Qualifying for the ATP 250 event will take place Sat. and Sun., Feb. 13-14 on courts 1 and 4 at Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center while ATP legends...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 16, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM TO OPEN 2021 TENNIS SEASON Tickets On Sale Now for January 4-13 ATP Tournament DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will be a season-opening event on the ATP Tour following a date change moving the tournament to January 4-13. “The City of Delray Beach along with our tournament staff worked very quickly to take advantage of this chance to play host to a season-opening event,” said Tournament Director Mark Baron. “The players are eager to get back to playing in tournaments and we are happy to provide that opportunity. We look forward to welcoming them as well as our fans to a healthy and safely produced event in a few short weeks.” Originally scheduled for February, the 2021 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will feature the ATP Champions Tour legends event...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 17, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   FORMER WINNERS BRYAN BROTHERS, HAAS LEAD ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR FIELD IN DELRAY BEACH Bryans & Jensens Captains for Twelfth Annual Legends Event to be Held Jan. 4-6 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Six-time Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan will be joined by former singles winner Tommy Haas in the field for the tournament’s ATP Champions Tour event that will be held Jan. 4-6, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The Bryans retired last summer after playing their final ATP Tour event at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com in February where they claimed the tournament title for the second year in a row. The California twins will captain Team Bryans in their ATP Champions Tour debut. They will face Team Jensens, which will be captained by brothers Luke and Murphy Jensen. The teams...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 22, 2020   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com FOUR FORMER CHAMPIONS ENTER 2021 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Tickets On Sale Now for January 4-13 ATP Tournament DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Four former champions – Reilly Opelka (2020), Frances Tiafoe (2018), Sam Querrey (2017) and Kei Nishikori (2008) – are among the players who have entered the season-opening Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com that will take place January 4-13. “We look forward to welcoming this terrific field to open the 2021 season in Delray Beach,” said Tournament Director Mark Baron. “While there are plenty of very familiar faces, including these former champions, returning to Delray Beach, we’re also excited to see some new names from the next generation of ATP stars for the first time.” The full singles field at the 2021 tournament will feature 28 singles players, 21 of whom are included on this initial entry list. An...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                DECEMBER 26, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   ANDY MURRAY AWARDED WILD CARD FOR DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Former World No. 1 to Headline Night Session on Friday, Jan. 8 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Andy Murray, a 46-time winner on the ATP Tour who has been ranked No. 1 in the world, has been awarded a wild card for the season-opening Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com that will take place January 4-13. The three-time Major champion joins four former tournament winners – Reilly Opelka (2020), Frances Tiafoe (2018), Sam Querrey (2017) and Kei Nishikori (2008) – in the field. Murray will make his Delray Beach Open debut during Session 8, which will take place Friday night, Jan. 8. Additional headline matches have also been announced, including Opelka beginning his title defense on Thursday night, Jan. 7. The top-ranked American, John Isner, will headline the Saturday night session...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                JANUARY 3, 2021   CONTACT: Pete Holtermann Email: pholtermann@yellowtennisball.com   DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM AWARDS WILD CARDS Photo Creds: Andrew Patron   DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A trio of Americans have been added to the main draw of the season-opening ATP 250 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com as the tournament wild cards were announced Sunday. Main draw singles wild cards have been awarded to Bjorn Fratangelo, Ryan Harrison and Noah Rubin. The wild card entrants into qualifying will be Liam Draxl and Zane Khan. Doubles wild cards have been awarded to the American duos of Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow as well as Harrison and his brother, Christian. Fratangelo will be making his second Delray Beach Open appearance. The winner of three career Challenger titles, he was the 2011 French Open junior champion, the first American to win that title since John McEnroe in 1977. Rubin will be looking to make at...

Delray Beach, FL, April 21, 2021 — This weekend kicks off nine days of international junior tennis in Delray Beach, Florida with 64 players competing for the title at the Delray Beach ITF. Owned and operated by the organization that produces the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ATP event, the Delray Beach ITF hosted by the City of Delray Beach is a stepping stone for elite juniors in the Boys and Girls 18’s divisions, singles and doubles. The April 22 – 30 event will be played at Host Site, Delray Swim & Tennis Club, previous home to USTA National Championship events, Sunshine Cup and the inaugural Miami Open (then called Lipton International Players Championships). Top seed on the boys’ side is Aidan Kim (Chantilly, Virginia), #68 in the ITF world junior rankings. Behind Kim is the 95th ranked junior, and Bolivian #2 seed, Juan Carlos Prado...