The USTA announced that Rough Hollow, a lifestyle waterfront community in Lakeway, Texas, has signed on to be a local sponsor of the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Spain at The Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, July 8-10. The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA.
The Texas community, known for its diverse ownership opportunities and resort-style amenities including the private Yacht Club & Marina, is the second local organization to serve as a sponsor for the Davis Cup tie, along with Austin-based TicketCity, the official secondary ticket provider of the Davis Cup quarterfinal. Rough Hollow was built by Austin-based Legend Communities, a full-service developer of master-planned lifestyle communities, multi-family and associated commercial and maritime projects in Central Texas and California.
"We are happy to have Rough Hollow as a local sponsor of the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Spain," said Jeff Ryan, Senior Director, USA Team Events, USTA. "To have one of the most decorated communities in the Austin area sign on as a sponsor lends credence to the incredible support and excitement surrounding this tie in the local community."
"When the announcement was made that Austin had been chosen to host the Davis Cup, there was no question that Legend Communities and Rough Hollow would become involved," said Haythem Dawlett, Principal of Legend Communities. "Rough Hollow is one of the most talked about lakefront communities in Central Texas, having earned recognition as Best Overall Community in the past year. It is a great opportunity for an award winning development to partner with an event that is without question the most significant team competition in the sport of tennis."
The Davis Cup quarterfinal is a best-of-five-match series played over three days (two singles on Friday, a doubles match on Saturday and two singles matches on Sunday). Matches are best-of-five sets until one team clinches the tie. Sunday’s schedule is subject to change.
The competition is expected to include Davis Cup stalwart Andy Roddick, who currently resides in Austin and is second all-time in U.S. Davis Cup singles victories with 33. World No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal is expected to compete for Spain. This will be the first home tie for U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier, who is in his first year at the helm, and the first home tie for the U.S. Davis Cup team since the 2009 first round in Birmingham, Ala.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition with 125 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 210-64 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989. For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.