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FIGHT FOR VICTORY, FIGHT FOR A CURE:  Wesleyan's tennis teams held a "Rally for the Cure" Oct. 10 at the Wesleyan tennis courts. The menís and womenís tennis teams dedicated their season to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and raised awareness, fostered education and raised funds for the cause. Pictured are, from left wearing red and black, Ania Preneta '09 and Alexandria Sirois '09, playing Connecticut College during the day-long rally. Emily Fish '09, wearing pink, is pictured in the back court.

Madalina Ursu '09 offers a breast-cancer awareness packet to a Connecticut College opponent. At every home and away match, each player would dedicate his or her match in honor of or in memory of someone who had or has cancer and offer the gift to the opposing team.

Sporting a pink Komen-logo t-shirt, head coach Ken Alrutz, at right, speaks to team members and event attendees about cancer awareness. Pictured at left is Cathy Bloomberg, affiliate director of Komen Connecticut.

Men's Tennis Captain Vijay Chaudhuri '07 re-does a tennis racket with pink string in honor of breast cancer awareness. Men and women team members offered a free tennis clinic, a cardio tennis lesson, breast cancer awareness literature and breast cancer items for sale, food, tennis equipment prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds went to the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

John Biddiscombe, director of Athletics and chair of the Physical Education Department, and Peter Patton, vice president and secretary of the university, read literature about the Komen Foundation.

The tennis teams continue to accept donations for the cause. For more information, call Ken Alrutz at 860-685-2926 or e-mail him at kalrutz@wesleyan.edu. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)