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Florida Tennis Briefs(3): Davis Cup, Campus Kids Day

January 22, 2014 10:17 AM
Isner, Querrey, Bryans Lead U.S. Davis Cup Against Britain in San Diego
 
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The temporary court at Petco Park under construction

The twin towers line-up of Florida's John Isner and Sam Querrey in singles, and the world No. 1 Florida-based Bryan brothers in doubles, will represent the United States in the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie against Great Britain on Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014, on a temporary clay court installed in left field at the Petco Park baseball stadium in San Diego.
 
Reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is expected to compete for Great Britain. The U.S.-Britain rivalry is the oldest in Davis Cup history, dating to the first competition in 1900. The U.S. holds an 11-7 record against Britain in Davis Cup play, winning the last four ties.
 
The winner of the tie will play the Italy-Argentina winner in the quarterfinals.
 
The tallest player in U.S. Davis Cup history at 6-foot-10, the 28-year-old Isner made his Davis Cup debut in the 2010 World Group First Round in Serbia, where he became the first U.S. player to compete in three live rubbers in the same tie since James Blake in the 2003 first round. He holds a 6-8 career singles record in Davis Cup play. The 26-year-old Querrey holds a 4-6 career Davis Cup singles record, while the 35-year-old Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, are 20-4 together in Davis Cup doubles, the most all-time for the U.S.

The Bryans ended 2013 as the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the world, finishing as the top-ranked doubles team in the world for a record ninth time in 11 years. In 2013 the Bryans lost consecutive Davis Cup doubles matches for the first time in their careers, including a 7-6(5), 7-6(1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13 loss to Serbia in a near-record 4 hour, 23-minute match.
 
U.S. Captain Jim Courier announced the practice partners for the U.S. Davis Cup team -- 2013 USTA Boys' 18s national champion Collin Altamirano, and 2013 French Open junior quarterfinalist Noah Rubin.
 
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world's largest annual international men's team competition with 130 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 213-66 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating to 1989. For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com.
 

USF Tennis to Host USTA Campus Kids' Day

Campus Kids Day LogoThe University of South Florida women's tennis team will host a USTA Campus Kids' Day on Feb. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. on the Tampa campus, free and open to the public.

USTA Campus Kids Days are designed to expose current and aspiring junior players (and their parents and coaches) to college tennis -- food and refreshments are provided, and fans are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities such as raffles, contests, racquet stenciling, autograph signings, clinics, etc., as well as taking in a college tennis match.

Campus Kids' Day is an opportunity for the relationship between junior tennis and college tennis to grow, and for players to experience college tennis. The program takes place around the United States throughout the tennis season, from top Division I programs to Division II and III programs, bringing the community together and raising excitement for the game of tennis.

For more information on the event contact women's head coach Kelly Anderson at anderson20@usf.edu.


USPTA, FHSTCA Sign H.S. Tennis Partnership

FHSTCA_logoThe United States Professional Tennis Association-Florida Division and the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association announced the signing of a partnership agreement to further high school tennis in the state of Florida.

"This agreement between our two organizations in the state of Florida will serve as notice to both groups that we are committed to growing high school tennis together," reads the agreement.

For more information or to see the partnership agreement in full go to www.fhstca.org/administration/pros.
 
 

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