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Houston lands prestigious intercollegiate national tennis championships

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Texas A&M University will host the 2014 ITA National Men’s Intercollegiate Indoor Team Championships Feb. 14-17 at the Downtown Club at the Met and at the Galleria Tennis & Athletic Club.

Brookfield Office Properties is pleased to announce that they will present the tournament, which is being held in Texas for the first time in the competition’s 41-year history.

“After years of pursuing this premier event,” Keith Christman, director of tennis at the Downtown Club at the Met, said, “we are proud that the City of Houston has been awarded the championship.”

The tournament features 16 of the top men’s tennis programs in the nation. Teams competing in Houston are the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers, UCLA, Georgia, USC, Ohio State, Tennessee, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Florida, California, Illinois, Texas, Mississippi State, Duke and Notre Dame.

This year’s event supports the Houston Tennis Association National Junior Tennis and Learning program, a youth development program incorporating tennis, education and life skills. A free youth clinic will be offered Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Children wishing to participate should contact the club at 713-652-0700.

Tickets to the tournament are $10 per day for adults. Children and students will be admitted free.

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