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Update July 28: Votes have been tallied and Charleston has been chosen as one the three finalists in the "Best Tennis Town In America" competition.
In the running along with Charleston are Richmond, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. The winner will be announced during the U.S. Open in New York City on September 6.
First reporting: The United State Tennis Association is on a mission to find the best tennis town in American, and good old Charleston is among the 10 finalists.
If chosen, the city would receive a $100,000 prize and the prestigious honor. Online voting for the "Best Tennis Town in America " contest is open now, so go cast your vote before it's too late! Voting ends Monday, July 26.
Click here and then click "vote" under Charleston.
Charleston has already made it past the first cut where 85 cities entered, and if we can land at least 3rd we'll score $25,000 in tennis equipment for Lowcountry tennis facilities, and $50,000 for 2nd. Of course we'd be out the honor of being "best."
The top three will be notified prior to August 1, with the winner being announced on September 6 at the US Open in New York City.