Top teams to compete in Surprise, AZ
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. —The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that co-ed intramural and club tennis teams representing 64 colleges and universities across the country have qualified for the 2013 USTA Tennis on Campus National Championship to be played in Surprise, Ariz., April 11-13.
This year, seven schools will make their debut at the National Championship in a field that also includes defending champion University of California-Berkeley and five-time national champion Texas A&M (which won titles in 2002 and 2004-2007). All Tennis On Campus teams participating in the National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play.
“The Tennis On Campus National Championship is the most exciting and successful recreational college tennis event in the country, “said Glenn Arrington, National Manager, USTA Tennis On Campus. “The Championship offers students a well-rounded experience of competition and fun in a social atmosphere—setting it apart from varsity programs. Having the opportunity to compete at Nationals is a memorable milestone in our players’ college experience.”
Participating teams that have received bids for this year’s USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship include the following schools (* denotes first-time qualifiers):
Arizona State University Pennsylvania State University University of Florida Auburn University Purdue University University of Georgia Baylor University Saint Louis University University of Maryland Boston College * Saint Mary’s College of California University of Michigan Brigham Young University * South Dakota State University University of Minnesota College of Charleston Southern Methodist University University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Columbia University Stanford University University of Northern Colorado Cornell University Stony Brook University University of Oklahoma Dartmouth College Texas A & M University University of Oregon * DePaul University Texas State University - San Marcos University of Pennsylvania Duke University Texas Tech University of Texas San Antonio * Emory University The University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia * George Washington University Tufts University University of Washington Georgetown University University of Arizona University of Wisconsin Harvard University University of California - Berkeley Utah Valley University * Kennesaw State University of California - Davis * Valley City State University Lone Star College - CyFair University of California - Los Angeles Villanova University Louisiana State University University of California - San Diego Virginia Tech New Mexico State University University of California - Santa Barbara Washington University North Dakota State University University of Central Florida Western Washington University Northwestern University University of Cincinnati Oakland University University of Delaware
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed 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 600 college campuses across the country. Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA, World TeamTennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year-round match play, and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.
Visit the Tennis On Campus website at www.tennisoncampus.com for complete results, stories and photos. The Tennis On Campus website also offers all college clubs fundraising resources, coaching tips, and marketing materials.
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