USTA Tennis on Campus
SportTeam tennis
Founded2000[1]
Owner(s)United States Tennis Association
No. of teams370
Most recent
champion(s)
UCLA (2022)
Most titlesTexas A&M (5)
Official websitetennisoncampus.com

Tennis on Campus (TOC) is the national collegiate club tennis league operated by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The league is played on hard courts in World TeamTennis format. 370 colleges throughout the 15 USTA geographical sections nationwide compete in the league.[2]

The league's regular season takes place in the fall and spring along with four major tournaments, culminating with the National Championship in Orlando, Florida.[3]

Competition format

The regular season games are played in tournaments which are hosted by individual universities at their campus tennis facilities or a local tennis center. The matches are played in mixed gender World TeamTennis format which features four separate brackets in tournaments; copper, bronze, silver, and gold in a pool play system.[2] Gold is the leading bracket, which is the overall champion of each tournament.[4]

During a game, five matches are played, with a minimum of four players on a team, on hard courts.[3][5]

TOC players typically have an NTRP rating of 3.5 to 5.0 and played varsity high school tennis.

Major tournaments

Outside the regular season, there are four major tournaments directly hosted by the USTA held seasonally. All four tournaments (Spring and Fall Invitationals, Sectional Championships, and the National Championship) feature free merchandise for the players, and professional photographers.[6] The champions and runners-up of the Sectional and Invitational tournaments earn automatic bids to the National Championship.[7]

The four major tournaments are hosted at major or professional tennis centers at rotating venues nationwide.[8]

Sectional Championships

The 15 USTA sections host a championship tournament where their respective sectional teams compete to win the trophy. The winners and runners-up get a bid to the National Championship.[9]

Fall and Spring Invitationals

The Fall and Spring Invitationals are national tournaments to which 64 schools from random sections are invited based on their seasonal record, with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the National Championship. The tournaments are typically hosted in Surprise, Arizona and Cary, North Carolina.[10][11] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic several 2020-2022 tournaments were cancelled.

Results by year:[10][11]

Year Fall champion Spring champion
2022 Wisconsin No event
2019 Cornell Georgia
2018 Georgia Texas
2017 Ohio State Northern Arizona
2016 Florida UC San Diego
2015 Georgia Michigan
2014 Florida UCLA
2013 Florida USC
2012 Duke Arizona
2011 Michigan UC San Diego
2010 Alabama UC San Diego

National Championship

The USTA Tennis on Campus National Championship is the pinnacle major tournament hosted in April at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.[3][12] A pool of 64 schools throughout the nation which were the champions or runners-up of their Sectional Championship or the Fall/Spring Invitational earn automatic bids to Nationals.[7] After the National Championship game is an awards ceremony.[13]

The tournament lasts four days, and the matches are livestreamed on YouTube with live commentary by the USTA.[14][15]

Results by year

Below are the results of all the National Championships.[3]

Year Champion Runner-up Score Location Ref.
2022 UCLA California 28-22 Orlando, Florida
2021 No event due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020
2019 UCLA California 23-22 Surprise, Arizona [16]
2018 Ohio State North Carolina 27-13 Orlando, Florida [15]
2017 Michigan UC irvine 24-20 [17]
2016 Auburn North Carolina 23-22 Cary, North Carolina [18]
2015 California Minnesota 27-17 [19]
2014 California Florida 27-13 Surprise, Arizona [20]
2013 Georgia Florida 26-24 [21]
2012 California Virginia 25-23 Cary, North Carolina [22]
2011 UCLA Florida 30-19 [23]
2010 California Florida 30-14 Surprise, Arizona [24]
2009 Duke Wisconsin 26-21 [25]
2008 Texas California 22-16 Cary, North Carolina [26]
Year Champion
2007 Texas A&M
2006 Texas A&M
2005 Texas A&M
2004 Texas A&M
2003 Florida
2002 Texas A&M
2001 North Carolina
2000 North Carolina

Results by school

School Wins Titles
Texas A&M 5 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
California 4 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
UCLA 3 2011, 2019, 2022
North Carolina 2 2000, 2001
Auburn 1 2016
Duke 1 2009
Florida 1 2003
Georgia 1 2013
Michigan 1 2017
Ohio State 1 2018
Texas 1 2008

References

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  2. ^ a b "AboutUs". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
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  5. ^ "USTA WTT TOC Rules" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Tennis On Campus Photos". tennisoncampus.drawbridgedigital.com. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
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  8. ^ "Home". www.ustanationalcampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
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  11. ^ a b "USTA Tennis On Campus Spring Invitational". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  12. ^ "USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Sectional Championship". www.ustanationalcampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  13. ^ "USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  14. ^ "Watch". www.ustanationalcampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
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  17. ^ "Michigan wins 2017 Tennis On Campus National Championship". www.usta.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
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  19. ^ "2015 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship - Gold Bracket". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  20. ^ Communications, NIRSA (17 April 2014). "University of California – Berkeley Captures Title at the 2014 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship". NIRSA. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  21. ^ "2013 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship - Gold Bracket". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  22. ^ "2012 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship - Gold Bracket". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  23. ^ "2011 USTA National Campus Championship - Gold Bracket". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  24. ^ "The University of California - Berkeley Captures Title". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  25. ^ "Duke University Captures Title At 2009 USTA National Campus Championship". Tennis Recruiting. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  26. ^ "Texas Captures Title at 2008 USTA National Campus Championship". www.tennisoncampus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.