ST. LOUIS - The Saint Louis men's and women's tennis teams recently participated in two community service events as part of the University's Make A Difference Day.

On Oct. 6, the Billikens served as ball persons and supported tournament staff at the U.S. Open USTA Wheelchair Championships at Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

On Oct. 27, SLU tennis took part in an event at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Florissant, helping design and perform "saintly" skits for local children. Billiken student-athletes and coaches performed four different presentations involving the lives of St. Catherine of Siena, St. Miguel Pro of Mexico, St. John the Dwarf of Egypt and St. Zdislava of Lemberk. The mission was to entertain the more than 100 children and parents in attendance while educating them about the saints' lives. The Billiken representatives also passed out candy to the children, who were dressed in various costumes.