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[tennisbiz] Seventh Annual USTWA Writing Contest Winners

From: Cliff Kurtzman <>
Date: Thu 30 Mar 2006 18:02:01 -0600

Liza Horan at the U.S. Tennis Writers Association
sent me this, and it seemed worth passing on to
the list... congrats to all the winners!



We are thrilled to congratulate the winners of
the 2005 Writing Contest! This was a blockbuster
year for participation in the competition as we
received 83 entries from 27 media outlets.

Special thanks to our judges, Robin
Blackburn-Ellis and John Martin, who took great
care reviewing the pieces and crafted comments on
their choices for 1st Place and 2nd Place
winners. Thank you!

Without further ado...

Feature Story
1st Place: "Who is the Greatest Tennis Player
Ever," by Paul Fein, Advantage Tennis Grand Slam
Yearbook 2004
2nd Place: "Once Upon a Time, Before He was a
Stadium," by Joel Drucker, Tennis Week
3rd Place: "Life Could be a Dream," by Mark Winters, Tennis Week

Game Story
1st Place: Federer Leaves Mortals Behind," by
Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle
2nd Place: "Agassi Wins One for the Ages," by
Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle
3rd Place: "Roddick, U.S. Beat Old Foe--the Clay
Court," by Whit Sheppard,

Hard News/Enterprise
1st Place: "Doubles, Doubles Toil and Trouble," by Richard Vach, Tennis Week
2nd Place: "Now up for Bids," by Richard Pagliaro, Tennis Week
3rd Place: "Tennis's Best Serve," by Richard Evans, Tennis Week

1st Place: "Not Carping, Caring," by Michael Mewshaw, Tennis Week
2nd Place: "Open the Door to College Players," by
Marcia Frost, Racquet Sports Industry
3rd Place: "Tursunov's Victory Rings from Russia
to Roseville," by Art Spander, The Oakland Tribune

Please do whatever you can to report on the USTWA
Writing Contest by running the results in your
publication and by forwarding it to editors you
know. Thank you!

1st and 2nd Place winners receive engraved
awards, and 3rd Place winners receive
personalized certificates.

Thank you very much, and hope to see you soon.

All the best,

2006 USTWA Officers:
Liza Horan, President
Peter Francesconi, V.P.
Jim Martz, V.P.
Mark Winters, V.P.
Bob Larson, Secretary
Andre Christopher, Treasurer

Received on Thu Mar 30 2006 - 18:09:40 CST

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