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By PAT EATON-ROBB,  Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Tournament officials have moved the
start of the championship match at the New Haven Open from 5 p.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the hopes of avoiding Hurricane Irene.

It’s the second time officials have had to deal with a natural
disaster this week.

On Tuesday, play was suspended for over two hours when tremors
from an earthquake in northern Virginia shook the stadium and sent
spectators, players and officials scurrying for the exits.

In 2009, the remnants of Hurricane Danny brushed by, forcing
officials to remove the large scoreboards from atop the 15,000-seat
stadium and move several matches to Yale’s indoor tennis facility.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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