October 31st, 2016
UF Wins 3rd Club ‘Tennis on Campus’ National Fall Invitational
The University of Florida USTA “Tennis On Campus” team is back on top as the Gators upset defending national champion Auburn University to win its third Fall Invitational in the past four years.
UF beat Auburn 25-21 in the seventh annual event which took place at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island.
“We do like coming here and it’s one of our favorite tournaments,” said UF captain Max Koller. “It plays a factor having the experience of playing here.”
The Gators with the win secured an automatic bid into the USTA Tennis on Campus Nationals in April.
Florida’s team consisted of Alex Peckham (Tampa), Peter Slaton (Gainesville), Spencer Ong (Tampa), Max Koller (Ormond Beach), Anna Rachman (Ormond Beach), Isabella Herrero (Ormond Beach), Aslesha Lissanevitch (Kathmandu, Nepal) and Barrie Eisenberg (Weston).
Earlier in the day Florida avenged a loss from last year’s nationals with a 27-19 win over North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the semifinals.
Women’s Doubles: Anna Rachman-Isabella Herrero (UF) def. Hannah Nelson-Hannah Shoener 6-2
Men’s Doubles: Alex Peckham-Peter Slaton (UF) def. Will Mcwhirt-Marshall Brown 6-5
Women’s Singles: Aslesha Lissanevitch (UF) def. Lindsay Grosz 6-2
Men’s Singles: Mitchell Vegas (AU) def. Spencer Ong 6-2
Mixed Doubles: Hannah Nelson-Mitchell Vegas (AU) def. Anna Rachman-Alex Peckham 6-4
Tennis on Campus Fall Invitational Past Champions:
2016 — University of Florida
2015 — University of Georgia
2014 — University of Florida
2013 — University of Florida
2012 — Duke University
2011 — University of Virginia
2010 — University of Alabama
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 45,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate club play using the World TeamTennis format. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 700 college campuses across the country.
For more info go to www.tennisoncampus.com.