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    Combe Tennis Center Dedication and Exhibition

    Feb. 20, 2002

    The formal dedication of the new Combe Tennis Center took place Feb. 1, 2002 and was highlighted by an exhibition match between U.S. Davis Cup teammates Todd Martin and James Blake. Martin is a former Wildcat All-American, while Blake was an All-American at Harvard.

    The Combe family and friends with the portrait of Ivan Combe, the
    namesake of the Combe Tennis Center.


    Mrs. Combe, President Henry Bienen and Chris Combe perform the
    ribbon cutting.


    Todd Martin, head women's coach Claire Pollard, head men's
    coach Paul Torricelli, assistant women's coach Leigh Weinraub, assistant
    men's coach Jay Udwadia, volunteer women's assistant Jennifer Lutgert,
    James Blake at the dedication ceremony.


    A cocktail reception preceeded the ribbon cutting and exhibition.


    Todd Martin, a former Wildcat All-American, during the
    exhibition match. Among the numerous accomplishments in his professional
    career, Martin was runner-up to Andre Aggasi at the 1999 U.S. Open.


    President Henry Bienen with Mrs. Combe and Chris Combe.


    Northwestern President Henry Bienen played James Blake
    in an exhibition match.


    Professional tennis player James Blake, a former Harvard
    All-American, during the exhibition match.


    Todd Martin and James Blake, U.S. Davis Cup
    teammates, shake after the exhibition match.


    The mixed doubles teams shake hands after playing
    an exhibition match.