WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – The Williams College men's and women's tennis teams, both defending NCAA Champions, will take to the courts as part of a community service project at the Bennington Tennis Center January 11 to raise money for Casting for Recovery, which provides free support and education retreats for women with any stage of breast cancer.
Last spring both Williams teams claimed NCAA titles in matches played in Kalamazoo, MI. The men, playing under the tutelage of Dan Greenberg '08, won their first NCAA title since 2002 and their fourth overall.
The Eph women, coached by Alison Swain '01, won their sixth consecutive NCAA title. Swain has fashioned an NCAA Tournament record of 30-0 in her six years at the helm of the Ephs.
Because the Williams teams are out of season the Williams coaches will not be present.
This is the second year that the Williams men's and women's tennis programs have participated in the Casting for Recovery Pro/Am tennis tournament at the Bennington Tennis Center.
"Community service is important part of both our tennis programs," said Alison Swain. "Our programs benefit so much from the support we receive from the community, and in particular the tennis community in the Berkshires and southern Vermont, so we appreciate the opportunities we have to give back. Casting for Recovery is a very important organization, and I think all our players really believe in the mission of organizations like Casting for Recovery, which help support cancer patients and survivors."
The event at the Bennington Tennis Center will last all day and is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM.