The great Boola racket? A 'special report’ from the New Haven Open

According to tournament officials, an unexpected guest has been practicing all week at the 2013 New Haven Open: Boola, the Yale mascot. (Or is it an imposter?)
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The world’s top women tennis players are battling for the title at the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale, presented by First Niagara, taking place through Aug. 24 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

According to tournament officials, however, an unexpected guest has been practicing all week at the event: Boola, the Yale mascot. Watch the video for their tongue-in-cheek report.

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University affiliates receive 25% off of tickets for all NHO sessions from Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 18-24. The tickets can be purchased online or by phone. To receive the exclusive discount online, visit the tournament’s ticket website and enter promotion code NHO13YALE. To purchase tickets by phone, call 855-464-8366 and reference “Yale University.”

This year, all seating will be in the box ring of the tennis center, and a number of special events have been scheduled.

For more information, visit the tournament’s website at

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