Rain cancelled all finals save for the Gold Bracket when the University of Central Florida upset the home University of Florida on Feb. 2 at the UF Gatorbowl in Gainesville, Fla.
UCF topped UF 27-19 in the World TeamTennis scoring format of the USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ club event.
“Unfortunately Gainesville was a real-life swamp and we were only able to complete the Gold Bracket finals,” said USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin.
Women’s Doubles: Natalia Illuzi/Nila Illuzi (UCF) d. Kalika Shelar/Taylor Oliver 6-4
Men’s Doubles: Jonathan Borsky/Kleber Fukamizu (UCF) d. Johan Rapp/Paulo Sicango 6-5
Women’s Singles: Ilana Gomez Diaz (UCF) d. Kalika Shelar 6-0
Men’s Singles: David Dollbaum (UF) d. Aidan O’Brien 6-3
Mixed Doubles: Marty Lukosiunas/Nila Illuzi (UCF) d. Luca del Olmo/Taylor Oliver 6-4
Twenty-four teams participated from seven schools: University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of Miami.
It was UCF’s second title of the season after capturing their home UCF Knightro Cup in Orlando on Oct. 20.
The next event on the 2018-19 USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ schedule will be the Feb. 16 Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge, held during the ATP World Tour event.
USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ 2018-19 Tournament Schedule and Results:
Sept. 29 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee (FINAL: UM-“A” vs. UCF-“A” rained out)
Oct. 13 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: USF-“A” d. UM-“B”)
Oct. 20 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando (FINAL: UCF-“A” d. USF-“A”)
Nov. 10 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UM-“A”)
Nov. 17 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Jan. 12 — UNF Swoop the Nest, Jacksonville (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Feb. 2 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (FINAL: UCF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Feb. 16 — Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge, Delray Beach
Feb. 23 — USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Sectional Championships
Oct. 5 — Tennis on Campus Fall Invitational, Cary, N.C. (FINAL: Georgia d. Florida)
March 23 — Tennis on Campus Spring Invitational, Surprise, Ariz.
April 11-14 — Tennis on Campus National Championships, USTA National Campus, Orlando
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 or to start a team at your school go to www.ustaflorida.com/TOC, or contact Desirae McLaughlin at email@example.com.