Gainesville, FL - The University of Florida women’s tennis team
will play host to the U.S. Junior National Team on Wed., Jan. 19, 2011
beginning at 4 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex. Admission is free.
The Gators and the U.S. Junior National Team will play a dual match
using the collegiate format and is an exempt competition, not counting
against Florida’s 25-match limit per NCAA rules.
“The USTA is really making an effort to promote college tennis and
expose young U.S. players to college more so now than in previous
years,” UF head coach Roland Thornqvist said. “It’s a win-win for
both because we enjoy the exposure as well and we get another
competition in January.
“We won’t know which players will be on team and playing here until
very late, but they will be some of the best junior players in the
country,” Thornvqist continued.
The 2010-11 Gators continue their fall season this weekend, as eight
members of the squad travel to Athens, Ga., to compete in the ITA
Southeast Regional, Oct. 22-25. The singles and doubles winners from
each of the 12 regionals advance to the main draw of the ITA National
Indoor Championships, which will be played at the USTA-Billie Jean King
National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Nov. 4-7.
Florida’s 2010-11 dual match schedule begins Wed., Jan. 26, when the
Gators play host to UCF at 5 p.m.