O's Bordick joins `Challenge,' to pair with Davenport Tuesday

Hostess Shriver sitting out for first time in 14 years

November 18, 1999|By Sandra McKee | Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF

The field for the Chevy Chase Bank Tennis Challenge at the Baltimore Arena on Tuesday night is complete.

Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick will join teammate Brady Anderson and women's WTA stars Lindsay Davenport and Anna Kournikova in the Orioles Challenge segment. Bordick will team with Davenport; Anderson will "tough it out and be Anna's partner."

The foursome will get coaching advice from Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa and quarterback Stoney Case.

The highlight of the event that begins at 7 p.m. will feature Davenport, the world's second-ranked player, against Kournikova, 12th.

The evening includes the Salomon Smith Barney Legends Match, in which tournament creator Pam Shriver usually plays. But this year, for the first time in the event's 14-year history, Shriver will not play.

"My shoulder hasn't recovered as fast as I thought it would," said Shriver, who had surgery in June and also is recovering from the recent death of her husband. "So I'll have to satisfy myself by being the hostess and umpire."

The "legends" will be Lori McNeil, Brian Gottfried, Johan Kriek and Ilana Kloss.

Tickets, priced from $9 to $80, are available; courtside and VIP seats are sold out. Tickets can be purchased at the Baltimore Arena Box Office (410-347-2010) and Ticketmaster (410-481-SEAT). Proceeds help children's charities.

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