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Surprise Trip To the U.S. Open - Wednesday, September 5, 2012

U.S. Open Surprise!

Attending a Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association tournament and one quick, last minute choice ended up being one of the best decisions Matt Carhart ever made. On June 10, 2012 Matt bought a raffle ticket for a fundraiser and then later found out that he had actually won two tickets to the US Open for the Presidentís Suite!

It was a couple weeks before that when he had also decided to take a job in New York the week before the Us Open was suppose to begin. On the first day of the U.S. Open there was a special entrance, where he was greeted by several receptionists and was even able to watch three superstars in the absolute best seats in the house!

In the first match, defending U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur defeated Petra Martic. In the second match, after a brief rain delay, Olympic gold-medalist Andy Murray beat Alex Bogomolov Jr. And in the third match, former U.S Open champion Maria Sharapova defeated Melinda Czinc. These games were truly amazing and really made the trip even more worth while!

His seats were directly behind the court and the fancy lunch they were served by the friendly staff was just an added reward. The rain delay didnít even matter with an open bar and comfy couches!

The experience was a memory that will never be forgotten and it was all due to the Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association!



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