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Chang v. Gambill in tennis exhibition (April 26)

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French Open champion Michael Chang returns to The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows for a ‘friendly’ exhibition match against former ATP player and Big Island resident Jan-Michael Gambill at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

Chang, who is Mauna Lani Bay’s tennis ambassador, is best known for becoming the youngest ever man to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17.

Gambill, who currently resides in Kona, is a former World No 14 player and recognized for his unusual double-handed forehand. He is well-known for defeating former World No 1 players including Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

The exhibition will be the first time Chang and Gambill have played against each other in Hawaii.

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is globally recognized for its appeal to the health and fitness-minded traveler partnering with professional athletes and experts in the fields of tennis, golf, triathlon, surfing and stand up paddle boarding.

For more information about the Chang and Gambill exhibition and programs and events at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows contact 808-881-7911 or visit www.maunalani.com

WHAT: Michael Chang and Jan-Michael Gambill exhibition match

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28

WHERE: Tennis Club at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

COST: Free

GETTING THERE: Turn into the Mauna Lani Resort entrance off the Queen K Highway. Continue to drive straight when you reach the roundabout. Turn left into Pauoa Road.

PARKING: Complimentary parking available.

REFRESHMENTS: Water and sports drinks available for purchase.

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