Oct. 27, 2011
The Baylor duo will each enter the 32-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw as teammates, beginning on Friday. Baylor will be part of a talented field that includes players from USC, UCLA, Miami (Fla.), Loyola Marymount and Mississippi State, among others.
"We are extremely honored to be invited to this first-ever special event at such a prestigious club," head coach Joey Scrivanosaid. "They have invited a great field for this tournament and we are looking forward to the challenge with Jordaan (Sanford) and Megan (Horter). It's also great opportunity for Jordaan to be able to play near her home."
Sanford, ranked 97th in the nation in singles, enters the weekend with a 6-3 overall record. The sophomore went 3-1 at the ITA Texas Regional last weekend, with only a loss due to retirement from illness. Sanford is a native of Diamond Bar, Calif., located in the Los Angeles area along with the Jack Kramer Club.
Horter, a freshman, is 3-3 on the season thus far in singles play, going 1-1 last weekend at the ITA Regional. As doubles partners, Sanford and Horter will be paired for the first time this season.
The Jack Kramer Club is nationally renowned for its tennis activities and its junior development program. Its tradition of world-class tennis began in the late '60s with the meteoric rise of Tracy Austin and continued through the '80s with 35 juniors winning national championships. In addition to Tracy, other Kramer Club "alumni" who have performed on the professional tennis circuit include Pete Sampras, Eliot Telscher, Lindsay Davenport, Kimberly Po, Anna Maria Fernandez, John Austin and Derrick Rostango. Information courtesy of www.jackkramerclub.com.