Jensens, Seles, Capriati, Duchovny, Rossdale among tennis, entertainment stars supporting new charity event

Pacific Palisades – Emmy Award-winning actor and director Chad Lowe and former world top 10 player Brenda Schultz-McCarthy have joined the star-studded list of participants for the inaugural Bank of the West Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Dec. 8, at The Riviera Tennis Club.

Former French Open doubles champions Luke and Murphy Jensen will host the event. Nine-time Grand Slam winner Monica Seles, three-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Capriati, actor David Duchovny and musician Gavin Rossdale are among the tennis and entertainment stars scheduled to join the Jensens for the event.

Also expected to participate are former UCLA star Justin Gimelstob, former WTA Tour player Carling Bassett-Seguso and former ATP player Robert Seguso, actors Scott Foley, Donna Mills and Eric Braeden, as well as other stars from sports, television, music and film.

The fun-filled day of tennis and an “Evening with the Stars” gala will raise money for a number of Jensen designated youth-oriented charities, including Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Down Syndrome, the National Down Syndrome Society and The Riviera Foundation.

The Bank of the West Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gets underway with a tennis pro-am from 9-11:30 a.m. on Dec. 8, followed by a kids’ clinic from 12-1:30 p.m. A pro-celebrity tennis exhibition will be played from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The activities climax with the “Evening with the Stars” gala from 7-11 p.m. at The Riviera Country Club. The gala will feature top entertainment and a live auction.

Lowe won an Emmy Award for his starring role in Life Goes On. He has also had recurring roles on ER, Melrose Place, and Now and Again. He currently plays deputy chief of staff Reed Pollock on 24.

Schultz-McCarthy, from The Netherlands, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1995. She was ranked No. 9 in 1996. In July 2006, she had a serve of 130 miles per hour in Cincinnati, a WTA record.

About Bank of the West: Founded in 1874, $58.4 billion-asset Bank of the West ( offers a full range of business, corporate, personal, trust and international banking services and currently operates more than 700 branch locations and commercial banking offices in 19 Western and Midwestern states.

The Jensen Brothers designated youth organizations, including the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Down Syndrome, will help meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down Syndrome and other special needs. In addition to meeting sport specific needs, the other designated organizations will use multiple avenues in assisting special needs and disadvantaged children.

C & H Events, Inc., which owns and will operate the Bank of the West Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, is a full-service event management and marketing company based in Boca Raton, Fla. Please visit for further details about C & H Events.

For more information on the Bank of the West Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, phone C & H Events at 888-85-YOUTH. For tickets to the exhibition, phone 877-888-6433.



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