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Ace Needs Your Help: Fed Cup T-Shirt Contest

December 18, 2013 09:36 AM

The USTA/Midwest Section has announced a T-shirt design contest in celebration of the Fed Cup competition coming to Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 8-9, 2014. The Fed Cup first round matches will feature reigning champion Italy vs. the United States at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. Beginning today, Dec. 17, anyone age 18 or younger can submit a design for a special T-shirt commemorating the first Fed Cup to take place in Ohio.

The winning design will be on the T-shirts to be worn by anyone serving in various welcome roles or as hosts during the event. Shirts will also be distributed to anyone attending Fed Cup activities that will be taking place in the Cleveland area during the week leading up to the event.

Submissions should be sent via postal mail and should be postmarked by Friday, January 10. More details, including the mailing address and contest procedures, are available at www.midwest.usta.com/AceTshirtContest. The winner will receive 4 tickets to the Fed Cup event which includes matches on both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9.

About Fed Cup

Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition (96 countries have entered for 2014). The U.S. and Italy are among the 8 nations eligible to win the 2014 title as part of the elite Fed Cup World Group. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000, and holds an overall 143-33 record. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please visit www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com.

Cleveland was selected to host the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas First Round between the U.S. and Italy, with the tie being held at the Public Auditorium Feb. 8-9, 2014. Although Ohio has hosted the Davis Cup in the past, this is the first time the state has hosted the Fed Cup. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.usta.com/fedcup or by calling 888-334-USTA (8782).