Former Men's Tennis Standout Chris Drake '03 to Play in Newport on Wednesday

July 12, 2006

PROVIDENCE, RI - Former Brown men's tennis standout, Chris Drake '03, who has recently climbed to a #101 ranking in the world with doubles partner Eric Butorac, will combine with Butorac in their first main draw ATP event this afternoon at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championship in Newport, RI.

Drake and Butorac are slated to play in Newport on court #2 Wednesday afternoon. They will face the #3 seeded pair of Jeff Coetzee, of Russia, and Justin Gimelstob, of the United States. The first match (singles) on court #2 begins at 12:00 noon and is followed by a second singles match, before Drake and Butorac will take the court.

In the past couple of months the duo has won three challenger events. In addition, they just missed getting into the main draw of both Wimbledon (1st alternate) and the French Open (2nd alternate).