January 17th, 2019

University of Florida Wins 3rd Straight Title on USTA ‘Tennis on Campus’ Club Circuit

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The Gold Bracket champion UF-“A” team

The University of Florida club tennis team won a third consecutive title on the Florida “Tennis on Campus” circuit when the UF-“A” team beat the UF-“B” squad 28-17 in the Gold Bracket final of the UNF Swoop the Nest tournament hosted by the University of North Florida on Jan. 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla.

“The weather was lovely and the tennis was even better,” said USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin. “This was a smaller event because not every club was back for the semester, but nevertheless a fun, high-quality tournament.”

Final Results: UF-“A” d. UF-“B” 28-17
Women’s Doubles: Isabella Herrero/Kalika Shelar (UF-“A”) d. Caroline Herrero/Madison Lake 6-3
Men’s Doubles: Luca del Olmo/Johann Rapp (UF-“A”) d. David Dolbaum/Paulo Sicangco 6-4
Women’s Singles: Kalika Shelar (UF-“A”) d. Madison Lake 6-0
Men’s Singles: David Dolbaum (UF-“B”) d. Michael Zinn 6-4
Mixed Doubles: Luca del Olmo/Isabella Herrero (UF-“A”) d. Paulo Sicangco/Caroline Herrero 6-4

In the semifinals the UF-“A” squad defeated the Florida State University-“A” team, and UF-“B” beat the UF-D team.

The Florida Gulf Coast University-“A” team won the Silver Bracket, defeating the University of North Florida-“B” team 27-18 in the final.

The next event on the 2018-19 USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ schedule will be the UF Gatorbowl on Feb. 2 in Gainesville.

USTA Florida ‘Tennis on Campus’ 2018-19 Tournament Schedule and Results:

Sept. 29 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee (FINAL: UM-“A” vs. UCF-“A” rained out)
Oct. 13 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: USF-“A” d. UM-“B”)
Oct. 20 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando (FINAL: UCF-“A” d. USF-“A”)
Nov. 10 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UM-“A”)
Nov. 17 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Jan. 12 — UNF Swoop the Nest, Jacksonville (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Feb. 2 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville
Feb. 16 — Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge, Delray Beach
Feb. 23 — USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Sectional Championships

Additional Events:

Oct. 5 — Tennis on Campus Fall Invitational, Cary, N.C. (FINAL: Georgia d. Florida)
March 23 — Tennis on Campus Spring Invitational, Surprise, Ariz.
April 11-14 — Tennis on Campus National Championships, USTA National Campus, Orlando

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.