UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco are entered in the Silverado College Invitational, a men’s tennis tournament that begins on Thursday at Silverado Resort and Spa.

Now in its sixth year, the event is hosted by Silverado and the Napa Valley Tennis Association. It continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament benefits the Vintage High School tennis court fund.

Oklahoma State, University of Tulsa, University of Hawaii, Dartmouth, UNLV and the University of San Diego are also in the field.

The event is free to the public for spectating. Viewing will be available courtside.

The event starts with a pro-am on Thursday, from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $150 per player and includes dinner following the matches. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

The tournament begins on Friday with doubles at 9 a.m., followed immediately by singles.

Saturday’s singles matches start at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed immediately by doubles.

Silverado will be hosting a silent auction for charity.

Sunday’s matches begin at 8:30 a.m.

Those interested in housing players, sponsoring meals, or sponsoring the event, email silveradotennis@pbitennis.com.


Napa’s Andrew Talansky announced his retirement from professional cycling, Cyclingnews.com and VeloNews.com reported Tuesday.

Talansky, riding for Cannondale-Drapac, was 49th in the final overall standings of this year’s Tour de France.

The total distance of the Tour de France was 2,199.7 miles.


The top-10 players for both the U.S. and International teams who will play in the 2017 Presidents Cup were determined following the conclusion of Monday’s Dell Technologies Championship, the second event in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs.

The Presidents Cup is a team, match-play competition that features 24 of the world’s top golfers. It will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.

The U.S. team consists of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Chappell.

The International team is made up of Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim, Jhonattan Vegas and Adam Hadwin.

The two team captains, Nick Price for the International team and Steve Stricker for the U.S. team, will each make two captain’s selections on Wednesday, to round out their 12-player teams, the PGA Tour said in a press release.

The Presidents Cup is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues. The Presidents Cup was developed to give the world’s best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition. The U.S. Team has won nine of the 11 previous Presidents Cups, the PGA Tour said.

The Presidents Cup is followed by the Safeway Open, Oct. 2-8 at Silverado Resort and Spa. It’s the opening event on the PGA Tour’s 2017-18 season and is played on the North Course at Silverado.

Brendan Steele will return to Napa as the defending champion. There will be 144 players in the field – including Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion, the winner of five majors, a World Golf Hall of Fame member – and the tournament, presented by Chevron, carries a $6 million purse.

Golf Channel will televise all four rounds.

For more information on the Safeway Open and to purchase tickets, visit safewayopen.com.

For hospitality or sponsorship information, visit safewayopen.com.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com, follow him on Twitter at @marty_nvr, or call 256-2223.