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TEMPE, Ariz. –
The third annual Finance Cup, pitting Team USA versus Team Europe, takes place Saturday, April 1, on Fisher Island in Miami, Florida. The Finance Cup is a spirited, yet friendly competition, that brings together former college and professional tennis players that are now currently working in the world of finance.

The 2017 edition of the Finance Cup will break the current tie that exists between the two teams, with Team USA scoring a victory in the inaugural event in 2015, and Team Europe winning on its home soil in 2016.

Jeffrey Appel, captain of Team USA, said part of the idea behind the Finance Cup was to pair the event with a major professional tennis event.

“The first year we had the Finance Cup coincide with the finals of the US Open,” said Appel. “Last year’s event took place alongside Wimbledon. We wanted to make the Finance Cup part of a guys weekend; selecting places that are fun, around a major tennis event and easy access in terms of air travel.”

Aside from the competition, another intriguing element of the Finance Cup is the pairing of players from different age groups, the comradery and the older players mentoring the younger participants.

“We are trying to set up an infrastructure that helps young tennis players embark upon the world of finance, because we all understand the sacrifices one makes for the game of tennis,” said Appel. “We spend a lot of time mentoring young people. We can make some introductions and provide guidance, and all of that can go a long way. If we can help the younger players, it’s a big success.”

One of the players to benefit from the mentoring is Mac Styslinger. A 2016 graduate of the University of Virginia, Styslinger was part of three Cavalier national championship teams (2013, 2015 and 2016) and also won an NCAA Doubles national championship.

“It’s been great to hear and receive advice from the guys that are a part of the Finance Cup,” said Styslinger, who works for Fidus Partners. “This event is a great networking tool, and it’s a fun tournament with a great group of guys.”


For additional media on the Finance Cup, click on these links:
http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-from-the-finance-cup-tennis-tournament-2015-9

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-13/ackman-salame-prevail-as-u-s-seizes-first-finance-tennis-cup

http://uk.businessinsider.com/wall-street-plays-europe-in-the-annual-tennis-finance-cup-2016-7
 
Here is a look at the 2017 Finance Cup rosters:

Team USA

Open

Michael Yani:
    ATP #143 Singles, #158 Doubles
    Notable singles wins include: Tommy Haas, Mark Philippoussis, Milos Raonic, Yen-Hsun Lu, Dudi Sela, Kevin Anderson
    Notable doubles win: James Blake / Sam Querrey at Cincinnati Masters
    Competed in main draw of US Open (2), Wimbledon (1), French Open (1)
    Held the open era record for longest match in French Open History (71 total games)
o    6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 10-12
    Reached semifinals of ATP event at Hall of Fame of Tennis in Newport, RI
    2 Career Singles Challenger Titles
    2 Career Doubles Challenger Titles
    2-time All-American at Duke University
    2003 Male Athlete of the Year at Duke University
    Duke University
    Bank of Hawaii

Alberto Francis:
    ATP #275 Singles, #225 Doubles
    Notable wins include: Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Fabio Fognini, Donald Young, Mischa Zverev
    2005 UCLA Co-Captain & NCAA Team Champion
    2004 NCAA All-American
    #1 Doubles UCLA
    1999 US Open Boys Doubles Finalist
    UCLA and Stanford MBA
    Cypress Street Capital - Private Equity Associate

Mac Styslinger:
    ATP #1066 Singles, #873 Doubles
    2 Professional Doubles Titles
    1 US Open Main Draw Doubles Appearance - Loss to Michaël Llodra and Nicolas Mahut
    2016 Captain of National Champion UVA Team (2013, 2015, 2016 National Champions)
    NCAA #5 Singles, #1 Doubles
    Winner NCAA Doubles Championship
    Winner ITA All-American Doubles Championship
    Quarter-Finalist Australian Open Juniors with wins over Nick Kyrgios and Kyle Edmund
    Voted one of NYC’s most eligible bachelors under 25
    University of Virginia
    Fidus Partners

Maciek Romanowicz:
    ATP #1225 Singles, #1409 Doubles
    2016 Captain of Stanford Tennis Team, #1 doubles and #2-3 singles
    NCAA #48 Singles, #16 Doubles
    80 doubles (including wins over NCAA Doubles Champions Mackie McDonald / Martin Redlicki) and 60 singles wins as a college player
    2014 and 2015 Sherwood Cup Doubles Winner
    2016 Pacific Coast Doubles Championships Finalist
    ITF Juniors #98
    Accepted Harvard Business School in 2plus2 Program for Fall 2018
    Stanford University
    Insikt

Jason Pinsky:
    #1 USTA Boys 18’s Singles
    NCAA #11 Doubles, with win over #1 ranked John Isner / Antonio Ruiz
    #1 Singles and Doubles (3 years) University of Pennsylvania
    Winner - Easter Bowl, USTA National Clay Court, International Hard Court Championship Doubles Titles
    University of Pennsylvania
    Table Management

Marc Powers:
    #1 Singles and Doubles all 4 years at Yale University
    Ivy Player and Rookie of the Year
    NCAA #52 Singles, #19 Doubles
    USTA Top 10 ranked Junior
    #1 in New England 7 straight years
    Yale University
    Samlyn Capital

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Alex O’Brien:
    ATP #30 Singles, #1 Doubles
    Won 13 ATP Tour Doubles Titles, 1 ATP Tour Singles Title
    Notable wins include: Mats Wilander, Richard Krajicek, Brad Gilbert, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Gustavo Kuerten, and Andre Agassi.
    1999 US Open Doubles Champion (Sebastian Lareau)
    Appeared in 4 Grand Slam Finals
    5-time US Davis Cup Team
    US Olympic Team (2000 - Sydney)  
    At Stanford
o    Won NCAA Team Event 3 of 4 years
o    Won NCAA Triple Crown (singles, doubles and team title) - senior year
o    7 Time All-American - 3 singles, 4 doubles
    Founder - Alex O'Brien Tennis Foundation
    Stanford University
    Bank of Commerce - President and CEO

Kevin Kim:
    ATP #63 Singles, #118 Doubles
    9 ATP Challenger Singles Titles
    Competed in 19 Grand Slams
    3rd Round Australian Open 2005
    Doubles win over Bryan Brothers
    Won USTA National Championship (Kalamazoo) 1996
    UCLA
    California Bank & Trust

Albert Chang:
    ATP #140 Singles, #212 Doubles
    2 ATP Challenger Singles Titles
    2 ATP Challenger Doubles Titles
    Notable wins include: Patrick Rafter, Michael Stich, Arnaud Boetsch, Alex O’Brien and Jim Grabb
    Singles main draw 1995 and 1996 Wimbledon Championships and 1994 US Open
    Canadian Davis Cup Team
    Two-time All-Ivy Singles and Doubles
    1991 Singles All-American
    Harvard University
    Celvum Capital

Thomas Blake:
    ATP #264 Singles, #141 Doubles
    Notable wins include: David Ferrer, Mardy Fish and John Isner
    #1 Singles and Doubles at Harvard
    Two-time NCAA All-American
    Harvard University
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Kunj Majmudar:
    ATP #728 Singles, #409 Doubles
    NCAA #25 Singles, #1 Doubles
    Won NCAA All-American Doubles Championship
    Played #2 singles and #1 doubles for Harvard
    Harvard University
    Seven Bridges Advisors

Rodolfo “Rudy” Rake:
    ATP #353 Singles, #501 Doubles
    1997 US Open Main Draw
    #4 World Junior, #1 in USA
    Notable wins include: Roger Federer, James Blake, Nicolás Massú and Mariano Puerto
    Orange Bowl Finalist (lost to Nicolás Massú)
    Won USTA National Championship (Kalamazoo) 16s and 18s
    University of Miami
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - Managing Director

Jonathan Pastel:
    ATP #718 Singles, #905 Doubles
    NCAA #30
    NCAA All-American
    Notable wins include: Mardy Fish and Dmitry Tursunov
    Davidson College
    Alliance Bernstein

Senior: 48 and Older

Richey Reneberg:
    ATP #20 Singles, #1 Doubles
    Won 3 ATP Tour Singles Titles
    Won 19 ATP Tour Doubles Titles
    1992 US Open Doubles Champion
    1995 Australian Open Doubles Champion
    Notable wins include: Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Michael Chang and Boris Becker
    US Davis Cup - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
    1996 US Olympic Team in Atlanta
    Southern Methodist University
    Taconic Capital Advisors - Partner

Jonathan Canter:
    ATP #36 Singles, #84 Doubles
    Youngest Male Tennis Player to Earn an ATP Point in April 1980 at the age of 14 Years 10 Months Old
    Won the Victorian Open in 1985
    Won 4 Challenger Titles
    Notable wins include: Yannick Noah, Henri LeConte, Kevin Curren and Tim Mayotte
    Ranked #1 Junior in US 18 & Unders in 1982
    Pepperdine University
    JP Morgan - Financial Advisor

Byron Talbot:
    ATP #229 Singles, #20 Doubles
    Wimbledon semi-finalist
    7 ATP Tour Doubles Titles
    French Open quarter-finalist
    Played World Doubles Masters Event 1996
    Doubles win over Sampras and Edberg at Queens Club
    3x All American at University of Tennessee
    University of Tennessee
    Merrill Lynch - Global Wealth Management

Blaine Willenborg:
    ATP #50 Singles, #13 Doubles
    Won 7 ATP Doubles Titles
    Notable wins include: Guillermo Vilas, Andres Gomes and Emilio Sanchez
    Three-time Quarter-Finalist French Open Doubles
    US Open Quarter-Finalist Doubles
    Career record for most doubles wins at UCLA
    Two-time All-American
    Two-time NCAA Team Champion (1979, 1982)
    UCLA
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Mark Leschly:
    ATP #486 Singles
    Selected Danish Davis Cup Team and Member Danish National Team - 1991
    Harvard University - two-time Captain; #1 singles and doubles; ranked top 20 in college tennis
    Board Member - USTA Foundation and USTA Player Development Advisory Board
    Harvard University and Stanford MBA
    RHO Capital Partners & Iconica Partners - Founder and General Partner

Jeffrey Appel:
    Founder of Finance Cup - Captain Team USA
    Captain Eastern National Open Team - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 National Champions
    USTA #12 45’s Singles, #1 Eastern 45’s Singles
    Quarter-finalist National 45s Grass Court Singles Championship
    University of Pennsylvania
    JDA Funds Management, Inc. - Principal

Erik Jan Walson:
    Played Futures in UK and Europe
    College tennis at Trinity University
    Top ranked junior in Holland
    Wins over USTA #1 and other Top 10 players
    Two-time Quarter-Finalist National 45 & 50 Grass Court Singles Championships
    Winner of 55’s ITF in 2016
    2016 finalist and winner of Category 2 National 55’s
    Trinity University
    Maas Capital - Managing Partner

Tim Main:
    Played #1 singles and doubles at Princeton
    Captain of Princeton team, also won Freshman of the Year and Player of the year awards
    Won the East Coast Athletic Conference singles championships in 1984 and was a finalist in doubles
    Top ten junior growing up in South Africa
    Princeton University
    Barclays - Chairman Global Financial Institutions Group

Walter Dolhare:
    ATP #708 Singles, #596 Doubles
    #2 Singles and Doubles for University of Notre Dame
    #2 Ranked Junior in Argentina
    Ironman Competitor
    University of Notre Dame
    Wells Fargo Securities - Head of Markets Division

Bill Ackman:
    Co-Captain Team USA
    Two-time NY State High School Doubles Quarterfinalist
    Competed in Junior Tournaments in US and Europe
    Most determined and improved player in America
    Crew Team at Harvard University
    Harvard University and Harvard Business School MBA
    Pershing Square Capital Management - Founder and CIO

Eoin Collins:
    ATP #461 Singles, #308 Doubles
    Won ATP Challenger in Japan
    Several Davis Cups for Ireland
    Represented Ireland in Seoul and Barcelona Olympics
    Winner 2014 ITF Senior World Championship 45s Singles Title
    Indiana University
    Comerica Bank

Team Europe

Open

Ludovic Walter:
    ATP #279 Singles, #335 Doubles
    Won 3 Singles Futures Titles
    NCAA #2 Singles, #2 Doubles
    Singles wins include: Nicolas Mahut, Andreas Seppi, Benoit Paire and Florent Serra
    Duke University
    Barclays Capital - Credit Research

Zoltan Csandi:
    NCAA #1 Doubles
    Wins over John Isner and Victor Hanescu
    #1 in Romania in 18 and under
    Old Dominion University
    Wells Fargo

Barry King:
    #600 ATP Singles, #431 ATP Doubles
    Irish Davis Cup Team 2009-2011
    #2 Singles and #1 Doubles at Notre Dame
    University of Notre Dame
    Davy Stockbrokers Capital Markets

Nejc Smole:
    #608 ATP Doubles
    #1 University of Denver
    University of Denver
    European Central Bank


Luben Pampoulov:
    #ATP 393 Singles, #346 Doubles
    Won Sofia Challenger in Doubles
    Won two UK Futures ATP singles and Swiss Singles Satellite
    Wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Roddick
    Played #1 Singles captained 2005 NCAA Champion UCLA
    UCLA
    GSV Asset Management - Co-founder, Partner

David Anving:
    Founder of Finance Cup - Captain Team Europe
    Runner-up in the Swedish Championships in Doubles +21
    Team captain at the University of Michigan
    University of Michigan
    GAC - Partner

Luis Rattenhuber:
    NCAA Division III Doubles Champion
    Winner of Future Event in Doubles
    Amherst College and Harvard Business School
    Bregal


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John Doran:
    ATP #357 Singles, #253 Doubles
    Won 1 Satellite and 2 Futures Titles
    Won 5 Futures Doubles Titles
    Singles wins include: Thomas Enqvist, Ivan Ljubicic and Amer Delic
    Irish Davis Cup – 1996-2004
    Harvard University
    Technology Crossover Ventures - General Partner

Tobias Hildebrand:
    ATP #394 Singles, #190 Doubles
    Won Tampere and Scheveningen Challenger Doubles Titles
    Swedish National Champion over 35, singles and doubles
    Singles wins include: Tommy Haas, Magnus Norman, Joachim Johansson, Radek Stepanek and Magnus Larsson
    Stockholm School of Economics
    Head of HSBC Nordics Private Banking

Oliver Freelove:
    ATP #535 Singles, #239 Doubles
    Ranked #4 in Singles NCAA
    Win over Gilles Muller
    University of Illinois
    Marex Spectron

Lassi Ketola:
    ATP # 653 Singles, # 288 Doubles
    Finnish Davis Cup Team
    College Tennis at UCLA
    Julius Bär - Executive Director

Philipp Stockhoff:
    Top 5 in Germany as a junior
    Regional German Champion in juniors and Men’s
    Currently playing Bundesliga +40
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
    E&Y Finance - Partner

James Reynolds:
    Ranked junior in France
    Won 2016 ITF Senior 40s Marbella
    Marathon des Sables Competitor
    Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, MIT
    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking - Head of the European Private Credit Group

Senior +48

Santiago Tintore:
    ATP #154 Singles
    Spanish Singles Champion +40 and +45
    Spanish Doubles Champion +35 and +40
    #5 ITF World Ranking +45 in 2012
    Saint Mary’s College
    Singular Capital (Private Bank) - Managing Director

Martin Persson:
    ATP #1077 Singles
    Semi-Finalist NCAA National Clay Court Championships
    Singles wins include Kent Carlsson, Magnus Larsson, Jonas Bjorkman and Al Parker
    Team Captain Auburn University
    Auburn University, University of South Carolina
    Madrague Capital Partners – Co-Founder and Partner

Janne Holtari:
    ATP #550
    Member of Finnish Davis Cup Team
    Louisiana State University
    Head of Equities Mandatum Life

Alfredo Caturano:
    Won Italian National Championship in Doubles
    Doubles wins over Andrei Medvedev and Diego Nargiso
    University of Naples
    JP Morgan - Executive Director

Zubin Irani:
    Played Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open
    Ranked top 30 in the world in Juniors
    Semi-finalist at NAIA collegiate championships
    All Ivy League First Team
    Cornell University
    Westbrook Partners - Managing Principal

Rajweer Ranawat:
    Played futures in France, US, Spain, and the UK
    Played #2 for Jacksonville University
    Jacksonville University
    AS Capital

Rupert de Laszlo:
    Played futures in France, US, Spain, and the UK
    Coached a number of top 100 ATP and WTA players including Vince Spadea
    University of Tennessee
    Prosperitas Capital – Principal

Karl Altenburg:
    Played 2 Regionalliga +40 until 2013
    Former President of German Tennis Federation
    Aachen University
    CO-Head of EMEA Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank until 2016

Christer Gardell:
    Semi-Finalist in the European Championships in Doubles +55
    Winner in the European Championships in Mixed Doubles +50
    Ranked #2 in the world in mixed doubles +50, ranked #15 in the world in doubles +50
    Stockholm School of Economics
    National Champion in Basketball
    Cevian Capital  - Founder and Managing Partner

Jan Vrbsky:
    #4 in the Juniors in Czech Republic
    Czech Republic National Team in the Juniors
    Currently playing Bundesliga Tennis +40
    Baader Bank - Managing Director, Co-Head Equity Trading


Match-Ups

Open:
    Court #1: Michael Yani and Alberto Francis vs. Ludovic Walter and Zoltan Csandi
    Court #2: Mac Styslinger and Maciek Romanowicz vs. Barry King and Nejc Smole
    Court #3: Jason Pinsky and Marc Powers vs. Luis Rattenhuber and David Anving

Mid:
    Court #1: Kevin Kim and Albert Chang vs. John Doran and Tobias Hildebrand
    Court #2: Thomas Blake and Kunj Majmudar vs. Oliver Freelove and Lassi Ketola
    Court #3: Rodolfo “Rudy” Rake and Jonathan Pastel vs. Philipp Stockhoff and James Reynolds

Seniors:
    Court #1: Richey Reneberg and Jonathan Canter vs. Santiago Tintore and Martin Persson
    Court #2: Byron Talbot and Mark Leschly vs. Janne Holtari and Alfredo Caturano
    Court #3: Blaine Willenborg and Tim Main vs. Zubin Irani and Rajweer Ranawat
    Court #4: Jeffrey Appel and Erik Jan Walson vs. Rupert de Laszlo and Karl Altenburg
    Court #5: Walter Dolhare and Bill Ackman vs. Christer Gardell and Jan Vrbsky