Gainesville, FL - The University of Florida women’s tennis team
plays host this weekend to the Gator Fall Classic, the only home
appearance for the squad during its fall schedule. Action begins Friday
at 3 p.m. at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex and admission is
Four members of the 2010-11 team earned a spot in the USTA-ITA National Indoor Championships being played this weekend, but four remain in Gainesville to compete in the annual Gator Fall Classic against other student-athletes from Florida International, Florida State and South Florida.
Claire Bartlett (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Brittany Borsanyi (Palm Beach
Gardens, Fla.), Caroline Hitimana (Waterloo, Belgium) and Joanna Mather (Duluth, Ga.) are set to represent Florida this weekend on its home courts.
Saturday’s action will begin at 9 a.m., with Sunday’s play getting
underway at 8 a.m.
Gator Fall Classic Format
● Athletes will be assigned to play a singles match in one of six
different flights. A win playing a Flight 1 or 2 match results in 3
points, a win in Flight 3 or 4 is worth 2 points and a victory in Flight
5 or below will be one point. The player with the most points at the end
of the weekend will be declared the singles champion. Competitors are
allowed to play in different flights each day.
● A similar format will be followed for crowning the doubles
champion. The winner, however, will be an individual and not a doubles
team, since schools are allowed to pair different athletes each day in
the doubles competition.
● Every morning, each school will submit a list of the athletes it
wants to compete in a specific flight, so pairings will not be available
until 30 minutes prior to the start of action.
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