MID-ATLANTIC CLUB TEAMS
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USTA Mid-Atlantic | November 6, 2017
Eighteen college club tennis teams descended upon Old Dominion University’s Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Virginia over Halloween weekend to battle it out and grab the honors of being the top Tennis On Campus team in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Teams were treated to a haunted Tournament Desk, Halloween candy, player lunch and swag galore as they competed in this two day event. Along the way Team Captains nominated teammates for giving “Hundo P” on the court and being the “GOAT” in their matches, all in the name of good fun and teamwork.
By the end of play on day two, five teams earned automatic bids to the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. at the new USTA National Campus in April. Congratulations to these teams:
1st place – Virginia Tech
2nd place – Georgetown University
3rd and 4th place (tie) – University of Virginia and University of Maryland, College Park
5th place – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Virginia Tech's 1st place finish is the fourth time they have taken home the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis On Campus Section Championship trophy since the USTA TOC program began in 2006. Virginia Tech narrowly missed a National Championship bid in 2016, but is excited to join National's veterans UVA, Georgetown, UMD, and UMBC, all of whom earned bids last year as well.
Other recognitions during the tournament went to Mitch Hunt from West Virginia University for being named “Captain of the Tournament”. Mitch earned this nomination for his excellent communication skills with the Tournament Staff prior to and during the Championship and for the way he led his team throughout the weekend. Christopher Newport University also earned a recognition, as they were voted “Team Sportsmanship” by all of the participating teams in the event for their positive, good natured attitude both on and off the court during the Championship.
Be sure to check out all of the photos from this event in our photo gallery.