Sponsors Meet Legends Under the Tent

Sponsors Meet Legends Under the Tent

(L to R) Mikael Pernfors, Jimmy Arias, Michael Chang, Ivan Lendl, Aaron Krickstein, Michele Baron, Ivan Baron, Johan Kriek

Special Event Brings Players and South Florida Community Together

Sponsors of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships and their guests had an opportunity to meet and mingle with six of the eight players in this year’s ATP Champions Tour tournament during a VIP-Sponsors’ dinner reception Friday night at the tournament’s hospitality pavilion.

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl joined Jimmy Arias, Michael Chang, Aaron Krickstein, Johan Kriek and Mikael Pernfors during the special event that provided the guests with picture opportunities while they were treated to a buffet catered by Gourmet Expressions. A wine tasting was provided by Castle Rock Winery. Pat Cash and Carlos Moya were unable to attend because they were paired in the first match of the tournament.

Following the meet-and-greet with the players, the guests were invited to watch the nightcap match between Lendl and Arias. Cash signed autographs for 25 minutes in the South African Airways booth.

In the first matches of the round robin event, Carlos Moya beat Pat Cash 6-2, 2-6, 10-2 while Ivan Lendl was a 7-6(6), 6-2 winner over Jimmy Arias.
Photo By Alese Pechter