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    North Carolina Takes Campus Championship In Knoxville

    February 25, 2010 05:00 PM
    ROUND ROBIN

    POOL A

    POOL B

    POOL C

    Teams Western Carolina
    UNC
    Tennessee A
    Elon
    UTC
    GA Tech
    UGA
    Tennessee B
    Clemson
    Round 1 UNC 30
    Western Carolina 1
    Elon 30
    UTC 7
    UGA 29
    Tennessee B 9
    Round 2 Tennessee A 30
    Western Carolina 3
    GA Tech 28
    UTC 7
    Clemson 30
    Tennessee B 9
    Round 3 UNC 30
    Tennessee A 14
    GA Tech 28
    Elon 21
    UGA 27
    Clemson 23
    Semifinal UNC 27
    Clemson 23
    Semifinal GA Tech 23
    UGA 21
    Final UNC defeated GA Tech
       
    BACK DRAW      
    Byes Elon
    Tennessee A
    Tennessee B 
       
    Quarterfinal UTC 27
    Western Carolina 17
       
    Semifinal Elon 30
    UTC 7
    Semifinal Tennessee A 30
    Tennessee B 18
    5th/6th Place Elon 27
    Tennessee A 17
    7th/8th Place UTC defeated Tennessee B

    The University of North Carolina club team was crowned the champion of the USTA Southern Section Campus Championships in Knoxville. The tournament, the second sectional tournament played this year, was conducted Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14.

    UNC along with finalist Georgia Tech earned bids to the USTA National Campus Championship in Surprise, Ariz. April 15-17.

    North Carolina and Clemson were tied at 21 games all going into the final mixed doubles match. That's when the Tar Heels took their game up a notch with a 6-2 set win. The final match score was 27-23.

    Georgia Tech took a seven-game lead into their mixed doubles match agains Georgia. The Yellowjackets stood firm as the match got tighter and tighter and prevailed 23-21.

    In two close matches in the third round, Georgia edged out Clemson 27-23 and Georgia Tech defeated Elon 28-21. UNC's defeat of hometown Tennessee A 30-14 in the third round.

    The first two rounds saw six dominant performances. Two universities from North Carolina racked up 30 games won in the first round. The University of North Carolina downed Western Carolina 30-1. Elon defeated University of Tennessee/Chattanooga 30-7. Clemson downed Tennessee B 29-9 and Tennessee A won 30-3 over Western Carolina.

     

    USTA Southern Section Campus Championships 031410
    Champion North Carolina with USTA Southern Campus
    Chairman Mike Vandegrift.
    USTA Southern Section Campus Championships 031410
    Finalist Georgia Tech with USTA Southern Campus
    Chairman Mike Vandegrift.
    Both Georgia and Georgia Tech won easily. UGA beat Tennessee B 28-9 and Georgia Tech prevailed 28-7 over UTC.

    Round 2 will be completed at the Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy Saturday at 2 p.m. Play will continue at the Knoxville Racquet Club at approximately 4 p.m.

    New indoor sites have been added to the facilities we may use this weekend:

     

    • Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy 
    • Knoxville Racquet Club
    • Cedar Bluff Racquet Club

    For an online map of all locations, click here .

    Read out online blogs from Knoxville.
    See our videos on Facebook.
    Check out our photo gallery.

    Nine collegiate club teams are set to begin play in the second division of the USTA Southern Section Campus Championships in Knoxville, Tenn.'s Tyson Park Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14.

    The first half of the tournament was conducted in Auburn, Ala. in late February.

    First division in Auburn, Ala. Feb. 27-28
    Auburn University’s Yarbrough Tennis Center will hosted the USTA Southern Section Campus Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28. This year’s championship has been divided into two divisions to accommodate the entire nine-state section. The second event will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 13 -14.

    Click for tournament brackets

    Click for Event Blogs

    Day 1 Results & Stories 

    "The USTA Southern Section is excited to be hosting two Sectional Campus Championship tournaments in 2010", stated Tournament Director Jeff Smith. "We are hoping to decrease drive time for many schools and to also provide them with the opportunity to choose dates that fit best for them to increase participation."
     

    Admission is free to the public.  Fans are encouraged to attend.

     

    The tournament showcases 32 teams representing 27 different colleges and universities from across the Southern Section. The format is that of World Team Tennis with the top three seeds from this event receiving automatic bids to the National Championships in Surprise, Ariz., April 15-17. Two automatic bids will be given to the winner and finalist of the Knoxville event.

    Joining defending champion, Auburn University are the following teams: University of Alabama - University of Arkansas - Auburn University - Clemson University - College of Charleston - Columbus State University - Duke University - East Carolina University - Elon University - Emory University - Furman University - University of Georgia - Georgia Southern University - Georgia Tech - Louisiana State University - University of North Carolina - University of North Carolina Charlotte - University of North Carolina Wilmington - North Carolina State University - University of South Carolina - University of Southern Mississippi - University of Tennessee  - Tulane University - Valdosta State University -Vanderbilt University - Wake Forest University - Western Kentucky University.

     

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