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Div. II Tennis Chps. in Florida; One-on-One Doubles Reschedule

May 7, 2014 05:22 PM
One-on-One Doubles Tennis in Valrico, Fla., Rescheduled for Nov. 1

One_on_One_LogoDue to weather concerns the One-on-One Doubles Tournament in Valrico, Fla., at the Buckhorn Springs Tennis & Swim Club has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Valrico is located approximately a half hour east of Tampa.

"This will follow our Avila Golf & Country Club tourney event [in Tampa] on Oct. 25, and allow for all four tournaments to be played before determining a winner of our Grand Prix Circuit," said organizer Ed Krass. "This will determine who gets the airfare to NYC to play in our national tourney at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Nov. 9."

One-on-One Doubles is quickly becoming know as "the third game of tennis." In addition to singles and doubles, now players can hone their doubles skills with the game that pits two singles players against each other, but playing cross-court tennis only. The doubles alleys are good, and players have to serve and volley on both first and second serves.
 
One-on-One Doubles tournament events, endorsed by USTA Florida, include food, live music and more, part of a four-tournament circuit in Florida in 2014.
 
"With a $2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize, $750 third prize and $250 fourth prize, many players will be encouraged to enter," Krass said. "The compass tournament format is short sets to 4 games, no-add scoring. If a player loses early, they can keep on playing in the compass draw."
 
The $80 entry fee includes tournament play, the Player Reception Party, and the Rockin' Blues Concert. A $15 guest fee admits guests to the Player Reception Party. The one-division event (men and women in the same draw) will be played on green clay (Har-Tru).
 
Remaining events on the One-on-One Florida swing:
 
Oct. 25 -- Avila Golf & Country Club, Tampa
Nov. 1 -- Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club, Valrico
 
The winner of the One-on-One Doubles Florida Grand Prix Circuit with the most points earned will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to play in the national event, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Nov. 9, 2014.
 
For more information about One-On-One Doubles tournaments, visit www.oneononedoubles.com or call Ed Krass at (813) 684-9031.


NCAA Div. II Tennis Championships Return to Seminole County

DIV_II_graphicThe Central Florida Sports Commission and Seminole County, in conjunction with the Sunshine State Conference, will host the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs on May 14-17, 2014. This marks the 7th year Seminole County has hosted the NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Tennis Championships.

"Our Team Seminole looks forward to providing the participants, coaches, and spectators with a memorable and enjoyable experience during their tournament stay with us here in Seminole County," said Executive of the Director Seminole County CVB Danny Trosset. "We would like to thank the NCAA for selecting our destination for this event, as it truly is an honor to host a national championship and welcome the nation's best athletes into our community to compete."

The championships will bring in the top Division II student-athletes, as 32 men's and women's tennis teams, including more than 300 student-athletes, will compete for the opportunity to bring home a national championship. Tickets for the event are $7 per day for adults and $5 per day for students and seniors.

"We look forward to working with the NCAA, Team Seminole and the Sunshine State Conference to ensure the success of this prestigious event in our community, as we serve our mission to drive economic development through sports," said Central Florida Sports Commission President John Bisignano.

Besides top level athletes and coaches, the event will attract families and spectators, bringing valuable revenue to the hotels, restaurants, and attractions of Seminole county. Initial estimates project that the NCAA DII Men's & Women's Tennis Championship will generate an estimated 1,160 room nights and approximately $600,000 of economic impact for the county.

"Division II tennis really enjoys Seminole County and the Sanlando Park," said NCAA Director of Championships and Alliances Roberta Page. "We are excited about returning to crown two national champions. The Central Florida Sports Commission and Sunshine State Conference have worked very hard to put on a great event. We could not be happier with all the upgrades the complex has done to ensure our student-athletes complete at a state of the art facility."

For more information about the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Tennis Championships visit http://www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-men/d2, contact Hannah Sedigh at (407) 515-6554, or e-mail hsedigh@centralfloridasports.org. 
 
 

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