The Pacific Life Open will hold its third annual Pre-Qualifying tournament, a two-stage event that begins with the 64-player women’s and men’s draw Challenge Round, March 8-9, 2008 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it was announced today by tournament director Steve Simon.
The two finalists from the Challenge Round, to be held February 15-18, 2008 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will advance to the Pacific Life Open Pre-Qualifier. The Challenge Round matches will be the best of three sets with a 10-point Match Tie-break to be played for the third set.
The Pacific Life Open Pre-Qualifier, which began in 2006, will feature a women’s draw consisting of two Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players and the two women’s Challenge Round finalists and a men’s draw consisting of two ATP players and the two men’s Challenge Round finalists. Each match will be the best of three sets with a 12-point Tie-break to be played for any set reaching six-all.
The women’s and men’s champions of the Pacific Life Open Pre-Qualifier will receive wildcards into the Pacific Life Open Qualifying draws which will begin on March 10th (women) and 11th (men).
“This is an exciting and fun event for us, as it provides the opportunity for any player with a dream of competing at the highest level of professional tennis the chance to qualify,” said Simon. “We greatly enjoy providing this opportunity and watching the excitement and competitive spirit these players show in attempting to reach their dreams of playing at the Pacific Life Open.”
For information or to enter visit PacificLifeOpen.com or call (760) 200-8200. All entry forms and fees must be received by Friday, February 8. Click here to download the pre-qualifier entry form. (PDF)
About the Pacific Life Open
The Pacific Life Open, a two-week combined ATP Masters Series and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is held annually at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden, located near Palm Springs in Southern California’s lush desert oasis. For information on tickets or travel packages call 800-999-1585 or visit PacificLifeOpen.com.
About Pacific Life
Founded in 1868, Pacific Life provides life insurance products, individual annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 50 largest U.S. companies as clients1 and is a member of Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA), whose membership promotes high ethical standards for the sale of individual life insurance and annuities. For additional information about Pacific Life, including its current financial strength ratings from A.M. Best, Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s, visit the company Web site at www.PacificLife.com. 1 Data compiled by Pacific Life using the FORTUNE 500 list as of April 2007.