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2003 USA Team Tennis National Campus Championships Open in Daytona Beach, FL

March 22, 2003 10:12 PM

A record 40 teams from 28 schools from across the country will be participating in the 2003 USA Team Tennis National Campus Championships March 27-29 at the Florida Tennis Center.

This unique event features non-varsity and club teams from colleges and universities from across the country. Texas A&M won the third annual tournament last year in Austin, Texas.

This year's list of participants includes seven schools located in the USTA Southern Section, including Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State and UNC-Wilmington.

The 40 teams from 28 schools is a tournament high (up from 20 a year ago). The total list of participants include: Central Florida, Clemson, Colorado, Cornell, Delaware, Flagler, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Johns Hopkins, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio University, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Univ. of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Rollins, Southwest Texas State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UNC-Wilmington, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Florida and Western Washington.

The first two days of the tournament will consist of pool play. The finals take place on Saturday, March 29. The team format is co-ed, using the World TeamTennis format of men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. Complete tournament schedule details are available at http://www.nirsa.net/sc/tennis/2003/index.htm
. Play begins at 8 a.m. CT the opening two days (and conclude at approx 6 p.m.).

The tournament is administered by the USTA, Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Four years ago the ITA, USTA, and NIRSA formed a partnership to foster increased interest and participation in the sport of tennis throughout the college and university campus community and this national tournament is one of the major parts to this effort.




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