Four Middle States teams are converging on Cary, N.C. this week with a chance at a national title.
Pitt, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon and Penn are joining 60 teams from across the nation from Thursday through Saturday for the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championships at Cary Tennis Center. The Middle States teams earned spots in the championship through the Tennis On Campus Middle States Section Championship last fall.
The USTA Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking and rivaled competition through tennis, without the rigors of a varsity program.
The program follows the World TeamTennis format. Teams play round-robin style in pool play, advancing into bracket play. Each team plays at least seven matches during the championship week.
Heading into the tournament with the most steam is Pitt, which took the Middle States Section Championship at Mercer County Park. Twenty-four teams competed for the Middle States title.
Carnegie Mellon, in just its second year as a part of the Tennis On Campus program, is attending Nationals for the first time.
For information about starting a Tennis On Campus league on your campus, contact the Middle States Adult Competition department.