The defending season champion University of Florida club tennis team started the 2014-15 USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ campaign on a high note on Sept. 27-28, 2014, capturing the title at the FSU Capital Challenge in Tallahassee.
In the rain-interrupted Gold Bracket final the UF “A” team defeated the UCF “A” squad for the title. The UF team in the semifinals denied the host FSU team, while UCF stopped a potential all-Florida title by defeating the UF “B” team.
It was the first tournament of the Florida 2014-15 ‘Tennis on Campus’ schedule following the rain-out of the USF Bull Run in Tampa on Sept. 13-14.
“FSU was a little bit drier than USF’s tournament but rainy nonetheless,” said USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin. “They were able to complete the Gold Bracket draws but did not finish the Silver Bracket.”
The next event will be later this month at the UF Gatorbowl hosted in Gainesville.
Sept. 13-14 — USF Bull Run, Tampa [RAINED OUT]
Sept. 27-28 — FSU Capital Challenge, Tallahassee [FINAL: UF d. UCF]
Oct. 25-26 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville
Nov. 8-9 — UCF Knitro Cup, Orlando
Jan. 24-25 — UM Ibis Open, Miami
Feb. 7-8 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Feb. 21-22 — USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ Championships, Altamonte Springs
March TBA — Spring Break Invitational
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 format uses World TeamTennis (WTT) scoring, where the first up to five games wins the match, with a 12-point supertiebreak if the match is tied at four games all. Total cumulative games determine the overall winning team of each match. The WTT scoring format also features no-ad scoring, player substitutions, and player on-court coaching is allowed.