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“Tennis Week” in Alabama a Success as Virginia Commonwealth Claims Blue Gray Title

March 20, 2006 10:43 AM

The 58th annual Blue Gray National Collegiate Tennis Classic saw Virginia Commonwealth defeat Notre Dame 4-2 to claim the tournament championship. The week of competition was proclaimed "Tennis Week in the state of Alabama" by Alabama Governor Bob Riley prior to the start of the tournament.

The tournament, held in Montgomery, featured 17 college teams from all over the country including eight from the USTA Southern Section, including University of Alabama, Furman University, Middle Tennessee State, University of Louisville, Mississippi State, Troy University, South Alabama, and Auburn-Montgomery.

Virginia Commonwealth’s championship was their third in the last four years at the Blue Gray Classic.

Prior to the Blue Gray Classic, Alabama Governor Bob Riley proclaimed the week surrounding the event as “Tennis Week” in the state of Alabama. The purpose of Tennis Week was to urge all tennis enthusiasts to attend the National Tennis Championship and to participate actively themselves in playing the great game of tennis as often as possible, for better physical fitness and good health. Tennis Week proved to be a great success as the championship featured great tennis, huge crowds, and an overall spirit for the game of tennis.

 

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