The University of Florida and University of Miami co-ed college club tennis teams will represent the USTA Florida Section starting Thursday when the top 64 co-ed intramural and club tennis teams take to the courts at the 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championships, April 12-14 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Teams are divided into 16 pools, with each pool winner advancing to the Gold Bracket, and other teams moving to the Silver, Bronze or Copper brackets depending on round-robin pool results.
Miami will start in Pool D with Oregon State, Maryland, Nebraska. The former national champion Florida Gators start in Pool P with Carleton College, NC State, Kent State.
UF is the lone Florida team to reach the final at the Tennis on Campus National Championships, winning in 2003 and finishing runner-up in 2014-13 and 2011-10. The University of Michigan was last season’s national champion, defeating the University of California-Irvine in the final.
“The USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship is the premier recreational college tennis event in the country,” said Newlyn Wing, Manager, USTA Tennis On Campus. “Tennis On Campus provides student-athletes with the unique combination of team competition in a fun, social environment. The national championship is the culmination of these players’ hard work and allows them to represent their universities on a national stage.”
Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids by winning at the Tennis On Campus Fall or Spring Invitational.
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate co-ed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 700 college campuses across the country.
USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship Finals History
2017 — University of Michigan d. University of California-Irvine
2016 — Auburn University d. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2015 — University of California-Berkeley d. University of Minnesota
2014 — University of California-Berkeley d. University of Florida
2013 — University of Georgia d. University of Florida
2012 — University of California-Berkeley d. University of Virginia
2011 — UCLA d. University of Florida
2010 — University of California-Berkeley d. University of Florida
2009 — Duke University d. University of Wisconsin
2008 — University of Texas-Austin d. University of California-Berkeley
2007 — Texas A&M University d. University of Virginia
2006 — Texas A&M University d. University of Virginia
2005 — Texas A&M University d. University of Texas
2004 — Texas A&M University d. University of Virginia
2003 — University of Florida d. Texas A&M University
2002 — Texas A&M University d. University of Texas
2001 — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill d. University of Texas
2000 — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill d. University of Texas
For more info go to www.TennisOnCampus.com.