University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 6, No. 1/1996 A smashing event Tennis celebrities (from left) Billie Jean King, Nicole Arendt, Martina Navratilova and the Fightin' Blue Hen mascot, YoUDee, watch the action at the Delaware Smash's World TeamTennis match Sept. 17, at the Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center. The Smash, owned by King and International Management Group, made its home this fall at the Carpenter Center. MBNA America is the sponsor for the event. The Delaware franchise team, one of 10 nationally, played six home matches during its 1996 season.