September 22nd, 2016

UCF Defeats U. of Miami for USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Ibis Open Title

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The University of Central Florida champs

The University of Central Florida champs

The University of Central Florida won the opening USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ club tennis series event of 2016-17 last weekend, at the UM Ibis Open in the Gold Bracket final edging the host University of Miami 26-22 in the World TeamTennis scoring format.

UCF in the final dropped only the men’s singles set 6-2, winning the women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and the mixed.

“Unfortunately not all of usual participants were in attendance due to the school closures caused by the hurricane that backed up paperwork for some clubs,” said USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin.

In the Silver Bracket final the Florida Gulf Coast University-“A” team defeated the UCF-“C” team, and the University of South Florida-“C” team won the Bronze Bracket, defeating the FGCU-“C” team.

The runners-up and host school University of Miami

The runners-up and host school University of Miami

2016-17 Florida Schedule and Results:

Sept. 17-18 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables (FINAL: UCF d. UM)
Sept. 24-25 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville
Oct. 22-23 — USF Bull Run, Tampa
Nov. 5-6 — Knightro Cup, Orlando
Nov. 19-20 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Jan. 28-29 — FAMU/FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee
Feb. 4-5 — FAU Tournament, Boca Raton
Feb. 25-26 — USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Section Championships

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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.

The USTA Florida Tennis on Campus wraps up each school season with the Florida championships and a chance for teams to advance to the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships.

For more information on the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus series or to start a team at your school go to, or contact Desirae McLaughlin at