This past weekend our team competed in the USTA Tennis On Campus Nationals. This was the first time in club history that our team qualified! The tournament was held at the brand new USTA campus in Orlando, Florida with the top 64 club teams of the nation. On Thursday the team started pool play. Placed in a tough pool, Miami was placed in the Bronze bracket after beating University of Rhode Island, and losing to Gonzaga University and University of Central Florida. On Friday, bracket play began. First match was against Oregon University. After a hard fight, we lost by 1 game (21-22). The next match was against UT Austin, another difficult opponent, who barely beat us (22-25). The day ended with a loss to University of Tennesee. Last match for Miami's first time at Nationals was early Saturday morning against New Mexico and we won. For our first appearance, we ended in the Bronze bracket. Congrats and great job to the team that represented Miami well! Hopefully next year we return and improve our standing.
We would also like to thank our senior, Sydney Reichert for her years of playing and serving as President. She has done a lot for our organization and has helped the team win throughout our tournaments. We love you Syd!
Also, thank you to the photographers at the event for some of the pictures below!