FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi to Visit U.S. Cellular Center
on December 20 to Discuss Tennis Coming to Asheville
and the United States’ 2017 Fed Cup Title
U.S. Fed Cup Captain and former world No. 7 tennis player Kathy Rinaldi will discuss the upcoming Fed Cup tennis match between the United States and the Netherlands that will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., February 10-11. Rinaldi will also discuss the United States’ first Fed Cup title since 2000, which was won last month in Belarus.
Rinaldi will be in town for a site visit and will then test a portion of the court at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Wednesday, December 20
11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Cellular Center (Arena Floor)
87 Haywood Street; Asheville, N.C. 28801
***Please enter at the main entrance at the Box Office.
Kathy Rinaldi is in her second year as U.S. Fed Cup Captain after being named the 19th captain on December 8, 2016, succeeding Mary Joe Fernandez after eight years at the post. In her debut year as captain, Rinaldi led the U.S. Fed Cup Team to its first title since 2000, becoming the first Fed Cup Captain since Marty Riessen in 1986 to win the Fed Cup title in their first year. Rinaldi currently serves as Lead National Coach, Team USA – Pro Women for USTA Player Development, focused on helping American pros achieve Top-100 rankings.
She has coached the U.S. to multiple junior international team competition titles and coached the U.S. women in the Pan-American Games in 2015. Rinaldi, 50, was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world in singles (May 1986) and No. 13 in the world in doubles (February 1993).
Tickets are going fast and may be purchased by visiting www.usta.com/fedcup or by calling 888-334-USTA (8782). Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with approximately 100 nations taking part each year. This is the first time that Asheville will host Fed Cup. The U.S. team comes to the city after winning its record 18th Fed Cup title in November over Belarus, 3-2, in Minsk.
The U.S. holds a 6-2 head-to-head record over the Netherlands in Fed Cup play. The winner of this match-up will advance to the Fed Cup Semifinal, April 21-22.