October 30th, 2017

UF Teams Dominate Final at Club Tennis ‘FSU Clash at the Capital’

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The University of Florida club tennis team took over the FSU Clash at the Capital last weekend as two UF teams squared off in the final, and three in the semifinals of the USTA Florida “Tennis on Campus” circuit event.

In the Gold Bracket final the UF-“A” team defeated the UF-“B” team 26-15 using the World TeamTennis scoring format.

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“This past weekend we were ‘chillin’ in Tallahassee for FSU’s Clash at the Capital,” USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin said of the chilly weekend temperatures. “Players were feeling the effects of the week’s cold fronts, but this did not hinder the caliber of play over the weekend.”

Gold Bracket final results:

Women’s Doubles: Paige Nicholson/Taylor Oliver (UF-“A”) d. Madison Lake/Noelle Kough 6-3
Men’s Doubles: Johann Rapp/Luke Blackman (UF-“A”) d. Shiv Krishnaswamy/Coley Hargate 6-3
Women’s Singles: Kalika Shelar (UF-“A”) d. Juliette Gomez-Diaz 6-0
Men’s Singles: Thomas Accajou (UF-“B”) d. Andrew Makarov 6-2
Mixed Doubles: Spencer Ong/Paige Nicholson (UF-“A”) d. Shiv Krishnaswamy/Noelle Kough 6-3

In the Gold Bracket semifinals UF-“A” defeated the UF-“C” team, and UF-“B” topped the FSU-“A” squad.

Other participating schools were Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of South Florida. UF has won 12 of the last 13 Florida “Tennis on Campus” Gold Bracket events.

USF-“A” won the Silver Bracket, edging FGCU-“A” 26-23. FSU’s “E” team won the Bronze Bracket, in the final defeating FSU-“D.”

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The next event on the 2017 Tennis on Campus schedule will be the UCF Knightro Cup on Nov. 4 in Orlando.

2017 Schedule and Results:

Sept. 23 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Oct. 7 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: UM-“A” d. USF-“A”)
Oct. 28 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Nov. 4 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando
Nov. 11 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables
Jan. 20 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Feb. 17 — Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge, Delray Beach
Feb. 24 — 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.

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 toc@ustaflorida.com.