Tennis On Campus Invitational Championship in Cary, NC

Ron Cioffi

The 2021 Tennis On Campus Invitational Championshikp in Cary, NC, could have been called a home tournament for North Carolina State. Its campus is only 15 miles away from the Cary Tennis Park.


But, for Northern Arizona University team, their trip here covered 2,070 miles and a fourth time zone. The University of Minnesota came southeast and traveled 1,267 from its Duluth, MN, campus.


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The Oct. 28-31 event was the second TOC tournament hosted by USTA Southern this fall. USTA Southern Director, Tennis On Campus & School Tennis Jeff Smith also organized the tournament in Mobile, AL, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Georgia Tech won the crown.


Those three teams were among the 47 that played in the Cary championship. They represented 41 colleges and universities, as some schools entered more than one team. Schools from 11 of the USTA's 17 sections competed in Cary.


USTA Southern, along with the Southwest, Southern California and Northern California sections, have or will host invitationals.


"Because there were no USTA Tennis On Campus Championship in the spring becasue of COVID-19, our four sections wanted to provide more play opportunities for club teams throughout the country."

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