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Tennis On Campus National Championship

Three North Carolina Teams to Compete Among the Nation's Best at 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, April 12-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as three of the top 64 coed intramural and club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country in the 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship. The annual event will be played at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., April 12-14.

The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 700 college campuses across the country.

“The USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship is the premier recreational college tennis event in the country,” said Newlyn Wing, Manager, USTA Tennis On Campus. “Tennis On Campus provides student-athletes with the unique combination of team competition in a fun, social environment. The National Championship is the culmination of these players’ hard work and allows them to represent their universities on a national stage.”

This year, five schools will make their debut at Nationals in a field that also includes defending national champion, University of Michigan.

Teams participating in the Tennis On Campus National Championship have advanced through USTA section championship play or received automatic bids by winning at the Tennis On Campus Fall or Spring Invitational.

Participating teams who have received bids for this year’s USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship are:

Auburn University

North Carolina State University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Boston University*

Northeastern University

University of California, San Diego

University of Notre Dame

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Northern Arizona University*

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Oregon

Carleton College

Northwestern University

University of Dayton

University of Pennsylvania

Colorado School of Mines*

Ohio State University

University of Delaware

University of Rhode Island

Colorado State University

Oregon State University

University of Florida

University of Rochester*

Columbia University

Pennsylvania State University

University of Georgia

University of Tennessee

Cornell University

Rice University

University of Illinois

University of Texas at Austin

Dartmouth College

Rutgers University

University of Iowa

University of Virginia

Duke University

San Diego State University

University of Maryland

University of Washington

Georgetown University

Stanford University

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Georgia Tech

Tarrant County College*

University of Miami (FL)

Vanderbilt University

Harvard University

Texas A&M University

University of Michigan

Villanova University

Iowa State University

Texas Christian University

University of Minnesota

Virginia Tech

Kent State University

University of Arizona

University of Nebraska

Washington University in St. Louis

Miami University (OH)

University of California, Berkeley

University of New Mexico

Yale University

 
*denotes first-time participant
 

Duke

NC State

UNC - Chapel Hill

Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA, and World TeamTennis, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year- round match play and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.

Visit the Tennis On Campus website at TennisOnCampus.com for complete results, stories and photos. In addition, please follow #TennisOnCampus on social media throughout the tournament.

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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

For more information, contact:

Dan Pyser, USTA Corporate Communications, 407-462-3184 or daniel.pyser@usta.com