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Six Midwest Teams to Compete at TOC Fall Invitational

October 9, 2013 10:46 AM
Ohio State University is one of the 32 teams competing at the 2013 USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational. They also competed last year.

USTA has announced the 32 coed intramural and club tennis teams, representing colleges and universities throughout the country, who will compete at the fourth annual USTA Tennis On Campus (TOC) Fall Invitational.

Of the 32-team field, six hail from the Midwest: DePaul University, University of Dayton, Ferris State University, Ohio State University, Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center in Hilton Head, S.C., will host the event, taking place Oct. 11-13. The winner and runner-up from the tournament will qualify for an automatic bid to compete for the national title at the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Surprise, Ariz., April 10-12, 2014.

“We’re thrilled for this year’s Fall Invitational, which serves as a national kick-off building excitement for the entire Tennis On Campus season,” said Glenn Arrington, National Manager, USTA Tennis On Campus. “This event continues to gain popularity each year. It’s a great opportunity for players to represent their college or university in a fun and competitive atmosphere.”

This year, 15 schools will make their debut at the 2013 TOC Fall Invitational. Duke University took home top honors at last year’s tournament, besting the University of Virginia, 26-23, in the final. 


Participating teams for this year’s 2013 TOC Fall Invitational List include the following schools 
(representative section in parentheses):

Auburn University* (Southern)  The College of William & Mary (Mid-Atlantic) 
College of Charleston* (Southern) University of Alabama* (Southern) 
Colorado School of Mines* (Intermountain)  University of Arizona (Southwest) 
DePaul University (Midwest)  University of Dayton* (Midwest) 
Duke University* (Southern)  University of Florida (Florida) 
Ferris State University* (Midwest)  University of Georgia (Southern) 
Furman University (Southern)  University of Kentucky* (Southern) 
Georgia College & State University (Southern)  University of Minnesota* - Twin Cities (Northern) 
Georgia Tech* (Southern)  University of N. Carolina - Chapel Hill (Southern) 
Georgia State University (Southern)  University of N. Carolina - Greensboro* (Southern) 
James Madison University* (Mid-Atlantic)  University of Pennsylvania (Middle States) 
North Carolina State University* (Southern)  University of South Carolina (Southern) 
Ohio State University* (Midwest)  University of Tennessee* (Southern) 
Ohio University (Midwest)  University of Virginia* (Mid-Atlantic) 
Old Dominion University* (Mid-Atlantic)  University of Wisconsin - Madison (Midwest) 
Temple University (Middle States)  Villanova University 

* denotes competed in 2012

The TOC Fall Invitational is designed to give students the chance to compete against club teams from other colleges to maximize their playing experience and to provide an opportunity to claim an automatic bid into the National Championship.

During the Fall Invitational, students will not only have an opportunity to socialize with other teams but also network with representatives from both the Tennis Industry Association and the Professional Tennis Registry to learn about future career opportunities in tennis. Following the tournament, schools continue to compete around the country on a section level, within the USTA’s 17 sections.