VERO BEACH, March 14, 2019 (Press Release)
Quail Valley tennis teaching professionals Chase Perez-Blanco and Nandor Solymosi, the winner and runner-up respectively at the annual “King of the Hill” tennis competition that concluded Tuesday night, have been awarded a main draw doubles wild card into the 2019 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, to be held April 29 – May 5 at The Boulevard tennis club in Vero Beach.
Perez-Blanco and Solymosi were awarded the wild card by the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, the operators of the Vero Beach $25,000 U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit tournament, an event on the ITF World Tennis Tour, as part of an agreement with the 24-year “King of the Hill” (KOTH) competition and organizer Gigi Casapu to give a wild card entry into the professional event to the KOTH winner and runner-up.
Perez-Blanco and Solymosi will play their first-round doubles match on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:45 pm.
Perez-Blanco is a former University of Florida standout player who ranks No. 6 all-tie in Gator tennis history for most combined singles and doubles victories. Solymosi is a former NCAA Division II All-American at Lees-McRae College and a former practice partner for the Davis Cup team from his native Hungary.
“The King of Hill” is the annual doubles competition featuring tennis professionals from the Vero Beach area who compete in round-robin competitions on Tuesday nights to the determine the “king” of the local tennis professional. Proceeds from “King of the Hill” benefit the Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program.