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HBCU Nationals: Florida A&M, Morgan State champs

Brian Ormiston | September 18, 2019


It was a memorable September weekend in Atlanta, as the 19th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) National Tennis Championships were contested. The event was held from Sept. 12-15 at the Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Club, as well as at Woodward Academy.

 

With assistance and grants from the USTA, the Championships continue to grow. A total of 28 teams from the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA levels with more than 250 student-athletes participated this year. 

 

Florida A&M (pictured above) came out on top on the women’s side, securing its first title since 2008. For the men, Morgan State raised the trophy for the first time in program history.

 

Along with the team event, the HBCU High School Combine returned with over 70 kids including USTA Excellence Team players take part in front of college coaches. Parents also experienced an education session to learn about the college recruiting process.

 

For more information and full team standings, visit hbcutennis.com


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