Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Groundbreaking held for $3 million Pacific center

   Eve Zimmerman-Short has a legendary passion for tennis.
   As a player at the University of the Pacific in Stockton 30 years ago, she was so excited about the resurfaced courts that she kissed them.
   Zimmerman-Short, who lives in England with her husband and young son, returned to campus last month for the groundbreaking of the $3 million Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center. Completion is scheduled for the winter of 2015.
   Zimmerman-Short donated $1.5 million for the complex, which will feature 12 courts, a 5,500-square-foot clubhouse, covered player benches and a new electronic scoreboard. 
    "This facility will enable Pacific tennis players to shine as Tigers should," Zimmerman, who played for Pacific from 1980 to 1984 and went on to compete professionally, said on pacifictigers.com.
   Ted Leland, vice president for external relations and athletics at Pacific, said the complex "will give Pacific tennis a critical recruiting edge with our peer NCAA and West Coast Conference institutions. It will enable the Tigers to take their game to a whole new level."

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