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Sellers Wins Fed Cup T-Shirt Contest

January 16, 2014 09:00 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. --- The USTA/Midwest Section announced today that local junior tennis player Canaan Sellers (age 10) from Rockville, Ind. has won the Section’s Fed Cup T-shirt design contest. The contest kicked off last month and is part of several activities planned in celebration of the first Fed Cup competition to take place in Ohio.

As the winner, Sellers receives four tickets to the Fed Cup event which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, the weekend of Feb. 8-9, 2014. First round matches will feature reigning champion Italy vs. the United States at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium.

The USTA/Midwest Section will be hosting a number of events in the Cleveland area both prior to and during Fed Cup week. Sellers’ winning design will be featured on T-shirts which will be distributed at these community events.

Sellers has been playing tennis for several years and has been the recipient of three grants from the Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation. Grants are awarded to junior players each year and are designed to assist them with indoor program and tournament expenses. This past year Sellers participated in 35 USTA tournaments.


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).

The USTA/Midwest Section exceeds 88,800 individual members and approximately 1,000 member organizations. It is the second largest section of the United States Tennis Association, the National Governing Body for tennis in the U.S. The USTA/Midwest Section consists of 13 Districts in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as designated counties in West Virginia and Kentucky. The USTA/Midwest Section offers recreational and competitive tennis for individuals of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit the USTA/Midwest Section at www.midwest.usta.com.


Tracy Maymon
Communications Coordinator
Tel: 317-669-0464
e-Mail: tracy@midwest.usta.com