Texas A&M’s "Do It Big" defeated the Texas Tech "Red Raiders" 30-20 to repeat as the 2012 USTA Texas Tennis On Campus Championship on Sunday, March 4 at the at the UT Austin Intramural Tennis Courts.
Following three days of action, the top five Texas teams plus a Wild Card and the USTA Texas Club of the Year all earn trips to nationals and will represent Texas at the 2012 USTA National Campus Championships.
Following champion Texas A&M and runner up Texas Tech was Baylor, University of Texas - Orange and Southern Methodist. Rice University won the USTA Texas Wild Card draw while Lone Star College – Cy Fair was named the USTA Texas Tennis On Campus Club of the Year.
Battling for the final spot, SMU narrowly defeated a feisty Texas State Gold 24-23 in a tiebreaker for the fifth place spot.
Also recognized at the Championships was Jorge Sierra from the University of North Texas for the Leader of the Year and the Spirit Award went to Texas State University. Boko the official Bobcat mascot of Texas State made a special guest appearance at the championships.
The 2012 USTA National Campus Championships, featuring the Top 64 college and university club tennis teams in the country, will be held on April 12-14, 2012, in Cary, N.C., at the Cary Tennis Park.
The USTA Tennis On Campus (TOC) recreational program includes sport club tennis teams, intramural tennis leagues and tournaments, recreational classes, and physical education classes. Without the rigors of a varsity program, TOC is perfect for athletes who have chosen not to make the jump from high school to college varsity. Tennis On Campus offers co-ed team-based play, regional and national championship competition, and helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. Currently, the program is offered on over 500 college campuses and services over 30,000 students nationwide.
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