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2012 Gatorbowl Results
By: Rick Vach, USTA Florida
The University of Florida (UF) and the University of Central Florida (UCF) took up right where they left off in last year's rivalry on the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus circuit, meeting in the final of the first event of the 2012-13 season on the Gators' home turf at the 2012 Gatorbowl, Sept. 15, 2012 in Gainesville.
In the Gold Bracket final the UF "A" team defeated the UCF "A" team for the title, successfully defending their championship from the 2011-12 season. UCF stopped a potential all-UF final by beating the UF "B" team in the semifinals, while in their semis the UF "A" squad defeated the University of South Florida "A" team.
In the Silver Bracket the University of Miami "A" team was the victor, defeating a familiar foe in the UM "B" team.
In the Bronze Bracket the UM "C" team defeated the UF "G" squad in the final.
Also competing in the 2012 Gatorbowl was Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University.
Last year UCF upset UF in the Florida Tennis on Campus Championships, ending a three-year championship run by the Gators.
USTA Tennis On Campus Florida Rankings -
As of Sept. 17, 2012
1. University of Florida -- 2,000 points
2. University of Central Florida -- 1,500
3. University of South Florida -- 1,000
4T. Florida State University -- 500
4T. University of Miami -- 500
6. Florida Gulf Coast University -- 350
For the 2012-13 season the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus circuit has a new look as the co-ed club tennis teams from universities and colleges across the state compete at three levels of events -- Grand Slam, Masters, and Tour.
"The upcoming season for Tennis on Campus has been a great collaboration among our active clubs," said USTA Florida Team Tennis Coordinator Michelle Brown. "Club presidents and vice presidents were very involved in the process. With the World TeamTennis co-ed format, a school needs only two men and two women to compete."
Schools can submit a request to add an event to the 2012-13 USTA Florida Tennis on Campus calendar, pending approval by the USTA Florida Section for tournament points. In addition to the winner of the season-ending Florida Tennis on Campus Championship advancing to nationals, the 2012-13 season points leader will also receive a national bid.
The Tennis on Campus team format features men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles, with a minimum of two men and two women per team. The format uses World TeamTennis (WTT) scoring, where the first up to five games wins the match, with a 12-point supertiebreak if the match is tied at four games all. Total cumulative games determine the overall winning team of each match. The WTT scoring format also features no-ad scoring, player substitutions, and player on-court coaching is allowed.
2012-2013 USTA Florida "Tennis on Campus" Schedule
Sept. 15 -- UF Gatorbowl (Grand Slam), Gainesville (WINNER: UF)
Oct. 6 -- FSU Capital Challenge (Grand Slam), Tallahassee
Oct. 27 -- West Coast Invite (Masters), Tampa area TBA
Nov. 10 -- UCF Knitro Cup (Grand Slam), Orlando
Jan. 12 -- FGCU Open (Tour), Ft. Myers
Jan. 26 -- USF Bullrun (Grand Slam), Tampa
Feb. 16-17 -- Florida TOC Championships (Grand Slam), Orlando
March 2 -- East Coast Invite (Masters), Daytona Beach
USTA Florida "Tennis on Campus" Championship Winners
2012 -- University of Central Florida
2011 -- University of Florida
2010 -- University of Florida
2009 -- University of Florida
2008 -- University of Central Florida
2007 -- University of Central Florida
* Prior to 2007, all Florida teams advanced directly to nationals
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