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Two Southern Teams Advance to Championship Bracket at USTA Campus Championships

April 27, 2007 09:15 AM

The USTA announced that 16 teams have advanced to the Championship Bracket at the 2007 USTA National Campus Championship presented by Tennis Warehouse, being held at the Cary Tennis Park, April 26 – 28. The schools advanced to the Championship Bracket by winning their respective four-team pools. The finals will be held on Saturday, April 28. Two Southern teams, University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, were among the top 16 that advanced to the Championship Bracket.

The USTA National Campus Championship is the culmination of the Tennis On Campus season and features 64 club and intramural teams from colleges and universities throughout the country. The Tennis On Campus program features co-ed teams, playing in the World TeamTennis format. Over 400 colleges and 25,000 students currently participate in the program.

The 16 teams advancing to the Championship Bracket are:

Texas A&M

Michigan

Georgia Tech

Florida

Virginia

USC

California

Texas

Miami (OH)

UCLA

Virginia Tech

Penn State

Georgia

Colorado

Cornell

Stanford

The tournament is administered in partnership by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and World TeamTennis (WTT). This partnership has not only resulted in record participation at this championship, but in growing interest and participation in club and intramural tennis on college campuses throughout the country. Many of the 64 participating programs were established in the last eight years and represent well over 4,000 additional players at their respective campuses.

As part of the Tennis On Campus season, all 17 USTA Sections hold Championships, with the winner of each receiving an automatic bid to the 2007 USTA Campus National Championship.

The inaugural USTA National Campus Championship, held in 2000, featured a total of 10 teams. Participation records have been set at each of the seven ensuing championships.


Other Southern Section universities participating in the 2007 USTA Southern Campus Championships include: North Carolina State University, UNC Wilmington, UNC Charlotte, Elon University, University of Alabama, Western Kentucky University, Clemson University, University of South Carolina.

For complete tournament results click
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