To help kick off the fourth annual Australian Open Wild Card Playoff (December 14-16, 2012), the Bryan Brothers will play an exhibition called the “Battle of Georgia,” which will have them face five select doubles teams from the state each in a first-to-four-games exhibition match on Friday, December 14, at the Life Time facility in Atlanta.
The competing teams are: Danie Van Den Heever and Henry Darko of Winward Tennis Academy in Alpharetta, Ga.; Grant Stafford and Allen Simmons of Life Time Tennis & Athletic at Peachtree Corners; Jason Parker and Julius Robberts of Olde Town Athletic Club in Marietta, Ga.; Cameron Mistr and Jordan Delass of Universal Tennis Academy in Marietta, Ga.; and a team pairing a player each to be named from the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.
Tickets for the Battle of Georgia exhibition and each day of the 2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs are on sale at www.australianwildcard.com, giving fans the opportunity to purchase reserved seats for the first time. Groups of 10 or more receive a 20 percent discount on all tickets, while children age 15 and under can attend a full day of the wild card playoffs for just $10. Additional discounts are available for purchasing three-day passes and for being a USTA member or for being a Life Time member.
Additionally, the winners will receive watches from Brera Orologi, while official tournament artist Stephen Gamson (artwork pictured above) will be donating several pieces to the winners and for auction.