Tennis Club Tourney

February 24, 2011 Sports, Tennis

The Rollins intramural tennis program participated in the Florida United States Tennis Association (USTA) Campus Championship over the past weekend. It was part of the USTA’s Tennis on Campus program and was held at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs Feb. 19- 20.

Rollins was one of the nine schools represented among the 21 teams that played in the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. There were over a hundred students from FGCU, FIT, FSU, Stetson, UCF, USF, UF and UM who traveled from all over the state compete in the Florida USTA Campus Championship to earn their school’s club tennis team a bid to the USTA National Campus Championship in North Carolina this April.

Tessa Schreiner ‘11, Crummer stuent Ty Oppenlander, Devon Johnson ‘14, Tyler Murphy ‘14 and Corey Berman ‘12 represented Rollins and completed against rival Florida colleges and universities.

The tournament was a great opportunity for the team to work together and to accomplish the common goal of winning while having a blast. The atmosphere was surprisingly relaxed and laid back; all of the players from the other schools were welcoming and outgoing.

During the men’s singles in our first match against USF, Oppenlander received some helpful pointers from his competition during the set. Johnson and Murphy were a solid doubles duo, winning a large portion of our team’s total games. Schreiner and Berman were the mixed doubles team, which had matches against USF, UM, Stetson and UCF.

The Rollins club tennis profile page can be viewed at tennisoncampus.com. The intramural tennis program is currently recruiting tennis players of all levels and the club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the tennis courts outside of the Alfond Sports Center. Come out to hit so we can participate in more Tennis on Campus events and become a member of a great club team!

E-mail cberman@rollins.edu if you have any questions regarding club tennis at Rollins.

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