It’s no longer the traditional powerhouse University of Florida vs. Everyone Else in the USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus‘ club circuit.
Last year the University of Miami club tennis team capped a program-best season at the Florida sectional championships, winning its first-ever season-ending title by defeating UF in the final.
Entering the final UF had won the season-ending championship in four of the last five years.
The lone other champion in the last six years? The University of Central Florida, which won the title in 2017. The 2019-20 season will see if UF can climb back to the top of the hill, or if UM or UCF can make inroads.
“Any college club team can participate with a minimum four players, two male and two female,” says USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin.
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New events on the 2019-20 calendar are at the University of Tampa and Florida Atlantic University.
“We are also excited about new clubs like Lynn University, Nova, Florida Institute of Technology, New College of Florida and Beacon College joining us this season,” McLaughlin said.
USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ 2019-20 tournament schedule:
Sept. 14 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville
Sept. 28 — Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Oct. 5 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee
Oct. 26 — USF Bull Run, Tampa
Nov. 9 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Nov. 16 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando
Jan. 12 — University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Jan. 25 — UM Ibis Open, Key Biscayne (tentative)
Feb. 1 — Hillsborough Community College, Tampa
Feb. 15 — Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis on Campus’ Challenge
Feb. 22 — USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Section Championships
The Feb. 15 Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge remains the only Tennis on Campus event held in conjunction with an ATP World Tour tournament.
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Posted by USTA Florida on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
About USTA Tennis On Campus
The USTA’s Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a NCAA varsity program. Tennis on Campus offers fun co-ed team-based play (using the World TeamTennis scoring format), regional and national championship competition, and helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. Currently, the program is offered on more than 500 college campuses. The USTA Tennis on Campus team format features men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with a minimum of two men and two women per team.
For more information on the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus series go to www.ustaflorida.com/TOC, or contact Desirae McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.