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Westside one of sites being considered

2/14/2002

HOUSTON -- The Davis Cup quarterfinals match between the
United States and Spain could be played at Westside Tennis Club.

David Brewer, the U.S. Tennis Association's senior
director of professional tournaments, told Houston television
station KRIV Houston that Westside is one of the sites being
considered. He said a decision would be made next week.

Westside Tennis Club was host of the 2001 U.S. Clay Courts
Championships and will also be host of the event again this year.

The U.S. defeated the Slovak Republic last week in the first
round of Davis Cup competition. The U.S. team is made up of Pete
Sampras, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Mardy Rish.

"We're in the top four," Westside owner Jim McIngvale said.
"A lot of players like Roddick have played here. They want to come
to Houston. They like Westside so I think we've got a good edge."

McIngvale said he had made a bid of $200,000 plus expenses to
get the rights for the tournament.