It was “College Night” all day long on Tuesday at the BB&T Atlanta Open.
The ATP World Tour 250 event is running all week at Atlanttic Station in Midtown and features some of the best men’s tennis players in the world.
Ask anyone that was in attendance at “College Night,” and they will say it was a blast.
“We wanted to have a day to honor all of the colleges in the area,” explained tournament director, Eddie Gonzalez. “We encouraged all the fans to come out wearing the colors of their college or university.”
In addition to all of the tennis, there was a special guest leading the festivities.
Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer, accompanied current University of Georgia tennis player, Nathan Pasha and the Patriot Brass band from Kennesaw State to the Stadium Court for the evening match. Crowds formed throughout Atlantic Station as the Georgia fight song was played.
Gonzalez also said it was appropriate to have a local college player to play on “College Night” and even though Pasha lost to Lukas Lacko, it was an entertaining and close match.
Walker was all over Atlantic Station. He also made an appearance at the USTA Family Zone, hitting some tennis balls with kids along with signing autographs for the Bulldog faithful.
Also at the Family Zone, college players from Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Kennesaw State played mini tennis games. Cheerleaders and the university’s mascots also made appearances.
BB&T Atlanta Open’s “College Night” was a huge success on and off the court. From the players to the fans, to the greatest Bulldog of them all.
Can’t wait to see what is in store for College Night at the BB&T Atlanta Open in 2015.
The BB&T Atlanta Open continues on through July 27 at Atlantic Station.