May 5th, 2016
Tennis Briefs: Florida Teams at NCAA Chps.; Barros Wins One-on-One Doubles
Barros Beats USF Player for Disney One-on-One Doubles Tennis Title
Paulo Barros, the 2015 winner of the USTA Men’s 35s National Clay Court Championships, defeated the University of South Florida’s Vadym Kalyuzhnyy 4-3(7-5) in the final of the $1,000 Central Florida One-On-One Doubles Shootout last weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis Complex at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
One-On-One Doubles is the half-court singles game played on the doubles court. All points are played crosscourt with the doubles alley included.
“I thoroughly enjoyed hosting the One-On-One Doubles at our tennis complex,” said Carlos Goffi, tennis director at ESPN Wide World of Sports. “The players, the band, the spectators — we all had a blast! Finally, some serve and volley tennis! Hallelujah! I look forward to hosting the next one!”
Barros in the semifinals defeated Stephen Moros 4-2, while Kalyuzhnyy in his semifinal beat Guilherme Jasmin 4-2.
“We had a live rockin’ blues concert, with top players competing for the $500 first prize,” said organizer Ed Krass. “The players and spectators were treated to live musical entertainment provided by Tampa’s Big D and The Dirty Deal. Sixteen players competed on four courts with two matches played per court. Each player competed against the other three players on their court. All matches are played first to win four games, with a tiebreaker at 3-3.”
The next event in the series will be the $1,000 Pinellas County One-On-One Doubles Shootout on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Tarpon Tennis Club in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Divisions offered will be Men’s Open, Men’s 4.5 and Women’s 4.5.
For more info on the One-on-One Doubles event in Tarpon Springs click here. For general info on One-on-One Doubles go to www.oneononedoubles.com.
7 Florida Teams at Men’s, Women’s NCAA Tennis Championships
The 64 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams were selected this week for the 2016 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships.
The top 16 seeds are guaranteed to host regional play if a bid was submitted and criteria are met, and match-ups between conference opponents were avoided in the first two rounds of the championship.
First- and second-round competition takes place May 13-14 or May 14-15 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format at a regional site. The winner of each site advances to the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Ok., where the 16 teams will compete for the women’s national championship on May 19-24, and the men’s on May 20-24.
The latter stages of the events will be hosted by the University of Tulsa. Here are the first-round match-ups for Florida teams:
University of Florida vs. University of North Florida
University of South Florida vs. St. Johns
Florida State University vs. Baylor
University of Florida vs. South Carolina State
University of Miami vs. Quinnipiac
University of North Florida vs. Georgia
For the full men’s bracket click here.
For the full women’s bracket click here.