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The Xperience returns to Charlottesville

The best Special Olympics tennis players in the country returned to the annual tennis invitational

For the 14th year, Special Olympics athletes from all over the country packed into Boars Head Resort for the Xperience Tennis Invitational.

The Xperience By The Numbers
15
Different state programs represented
30
Local sponsors and supporters
33
Athletes participated
80
Matches played
192
Slices of pizza consumed

This year's invitational featured 33 athletes competing from 15 different states, including as far as California. The competition spanned over 3 days with the medal round taking place on Thursday. Among the athletes that competed were 3 from Virginia. Michael Lozos (Falls Church) finished with the 2nd place medal in his division, Chris Raupp (Charlottesville) finished with the 3rd place medal, and Jon Fried competed in doubles.

This year’s event was presented and supported by Boar’s Head Sports Club with additional support from the BAMA Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Terri Denton & the Denton Family Charitable Foundation, The Fried Family, NBC29, The Men’s Pro Challenger and many generous Charlottesville area supporters.

To see all the photos from the event, click here.

The results for the 2022 Xperience are here. Check them out now.