November 21st, 2016

UF Back on Top After Winning FGCU ‘Tennis on Campus’ Club Tournament

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The University of Florida club tennis team rebounded over the weekend to win the Florida Gulf Coast University-hosted FGCU Dirty Bird Classic in Fort Myers, in the Gold Bracket final defeating the University of Central Florida 25-18.

The FGCU Dirty Bird Classic is the fifth of seven regular-season events on the 2016-17 USTA Florida “Tennis on Campus” tournament calendar for college club tennis teams throughout Florida. The season concludes with the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Section Championships on Feb. 25-26.

The win was revenge for the defending sectional champion Gators, who earlier this month at the Knightro Cup in Orlando saw UCF win the title, ending UF’s 18-tournament win streak.

Gold Bracket Final Results:

Men’s Doubles: Max Koller/Paul Johnson (UF) d. Geo Wu/Kleber Fukamizu 6-3
Women’s Doubles: Isabella Herrero/Alesha Lissanevitch (UF) d. Lissa Galguera/Maddie 6-2
Men’s Singles: Spencer Ong (UF) d. Aiden O’Brien 6-3
Women’s Singles: Chelsea Motie (UCF) d. Sarah Perkins 6-1
Mixed Doubles: Spencer Ong/Isabella Herrero (UF) d. Geo Wu/Chelsea Motie 6-4

In the Silver Bracket final the UCF-“B” team defeated UF-“C,” and in the Bronze Bracket final the Florida State University-“C” team defeated the FGCU-“F” squad.

Other schools among the seven participating with 24 teams total were Florida Atlantic University, the University of South Florida and Santa Fe College (Gainesville).

Next up on Florida’s Tennis on Campus schedule is the FAMU/FSU Battle in the Capital in Tallahassee on Jan. 28-29, 2017.

2016-17 Florida Schedule and Results:

Sept. 17-18 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables (FINAL: UCF-A d. UM-A)
Sept. 24-25 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (FINAL: UF-A d. UF-B)
Oct. 22-23 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: UF-A d. UM-A)
Nov. 5-6 — Knightro Cup, Orlando (FINAL: UCF-A d. UM-A)
Nov. 19-20 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers (FINAL: UF-A d. UCF-A)
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

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.

Florida’s Tennis on Campus series in 2016-17 is seven regular-season tournaments leading to the year-end championships, determining which teams will advance to represent the USTA Florida Section at the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships. Any college club team can participate with a minimum four players, two male and two female.

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