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UF and UCF Split in Rained-out 'Tennis on Campus' Knitro Cup

November 22, 2013 08:36 AM
The Gold Bracket UF and UCF finalist teams
The University of Florida vs. University of Central Florida club tennis rivalry raged on at the UCF Knightro Cup in Orlando on Nov. 16-17, 2013, where the event ended in a Gold Bracket final stalemate due to rain. Both UF and UCF received finalist points in the USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' 2013-14 Team Standings.

"Knightro Cup brought out a few new teams to the TOC series which was super exciting," said USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Coordinator Desirae McLaughlin. "University of Tampa, Florida A&M University and Eckerd College were all attending their first traveling event."

Other participating teams were University of Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University.

In Silver Bracket play, the UCF-"D" team defeated the UCF-"E" team in the final.

UF or UCF have captured all four titles this year on the Florida Tennis on Campus Circuit.

The 2013-14 USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' series is a seven-tournament circuit held on Florida university and college campuses that provide college non-NCAA "club" tennis teams with a chance to compete and qualify for the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships.

The next event in the USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' series will be the FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast University on Jan. 18, 2014 on the Fort Myers campus.

USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' 2013-14 Schedule:

Sept. 7-8 -- FSU Capital Challenge, Tallahassee (Final: UCF d. UF)
Sept. 28-29 -- UM Ibis Open, Miami (Final: UF d. UM)
Oct. 26-27 -- UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (Finals: Men UF d. UF, Women UF d. UCF)
Nov. 16-17 -- UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando (Final: UF vs. UCF (unfinished due to rain))
Jan. 18-19 -- FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Fort Myers
Feb. 1-2 -- USF Bull Run, Tampa
Feb. 22-23 -- TOC Florida Sectional Championship, Orlando

Current USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' 2013-14 Team Standings:

1. University of Florida -- 2,500 points
2. University of Central Florida -- 1,910
3. University of Miami -- 870
4. University of South Florida -- 650
5. Florida State University -- 635
6. Florida Gulf Coast University -- 400
7. Florida Atlantic University -- 140
8. University of Tampa -- 75
9. Stetson University -- 65
T10. Eckerd College -- 25
T10. Florida A&M University -- 25
12. Rollins College -- 0

For more information on the USTA Florida 'Tennis on Campus' series go to www.florida.usta.com/CommunityTennis/tennis_on_campus or contact Desirae McLaughlin at tennisoncampusflorida@gmail.com.






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