Intramural and club sport tennis is thriving at the University of Georgia.
The 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus championships featured the top 64 co-ed intramural and sport club tennis teams that qualified to represent their colleges and universities across the country.
It's high quality tennis, in many cases just a step below what you would see at the NCAA level.
The defending champion Bulldogs were beaten by Purdue University, 27-18 in the third place match, but it was closer that the score would indicate.
The Georgia team was captained by Gordon Lucas and features Steven Bradley, Margaret Inscoe, Graham McNerney, Marissa Pulido, Emily Shull, and Callie Whitlock.
The Bulldog players still had reason to be proud.
“This year was different, not winning, but we still enjoyed being at Nationals; making new memories and connecting with old friends,” stated Bulldogs’ team president Lucas. “We have a lot of really strong players and hope to be back next year.”
Tennis On Campus was developed by the United States Tennis Association in partnership with NIRSA, World TeamTennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
It gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, thrive in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team. With year-round match play, as well as regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles during their college years.
Here are the results of the 2014 USTA Tennis on Campus National Championship:
Champions: University of California – Berkeley
Second Place: University of Florida
Third Place: Purdue University
Fourth Place: University of Georgia