After a successful 2016 season that saw them winning Middle States Section Championships and competing in National Championships, the University of Pennsylvania was awarded the 2016 Middle States Tennis On Campus (TOC) Club of the Year Award. The team was honored at an award ceremony in Philadelphia on March 19.
“Receiving this award is a great achievement for our team,” said club President, Evan Selzer. “It attests to the strong sense of community that we have built among our members over the past years. The Penn Club Tennis Team is such a great community and we are honored to see all of our hard work recognized by USTA Middle States.”
Tennis On Campus is a great way to play tennis competitively without the demands of college varsity. With 35,000 students participating on more than 600 campuses, Tennis On Campus’ fun, coed format is designed to accommodate all levels of play, with the top teams competing for regional and national championships.
“The best part about being involved with TOC is sharing the game of tennis with college students from all over the country,” Selzer said. “It strikes the perfect balance between competition and enjoyment and our team has had amazing experiences at every tournament we’ve been to.”
The team from Penn is a diverse group of students, studying in various fields.
“Our team includes people from countries all over over the world who study a wide variety of subjects, from business to veterinary medicine,” Selzer said. “We even have a devoted group of players who have continued to play on the team after returning to Penn for graduate school. As different as everyone is, we are all able to bond over our mutual love of tennis.”