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University of California – Berkeley wins USTA National Championship

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The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that University of California – Berkeley captured the National Championship title at the 2014 USTA Tennis on Campus National Campus Championship, held at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Center in Surprise, Ariz., April 10 – 12.

The Cal Bears defeated the University of Florida, 27-13, in Saturday’s championship match that brought together the top 64 co-ed intramural and sport club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country. The team is captained by senior Teddy Chung and features Ingrid Ballus Armet, Sarah Dessouki, Joel Garcia, Stephanie Hui, Diane Ji, James Kong, Riccardo Lemos, Stephanie Lin, Manpreet Tiwana. This marks the third national championship title that University of California –Berkeley has taken home (previous titles in 2010 and 2012).

“We are all thrilled winning the TOC National Championships. It shows how well we bond as a team and how close our team has become this past year,” said Teddy Chung. “Club tennis has helped my life and I made a lot of friends on the way.”

The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 600 college campuses across the country.

“Few teams compete with the skill and passion of these UC Berkeley kids,” said Glenn Arrington, USTA Tennis On Campus National Manager. “They went out and just crushed it all weekend. It’s good to see a team that prepares as diligently as they do enjoy this moment.

“I hope their recent success will inspire the hundreds of schools involved with Tennis On Campus to raise their level. As it is, all the clubs here in Surprise have impressed me with how well they’ve played and supported one another as teammates.”

Championship Match: University of California – Berkeley def. University of Florida, 27-13

Men’s Doubles: 3-6

Men’s Singles: 6-1

Women’s Doubles: 6-0

Women’s Singles: 6-1

Mixed Doubles: 6-5

Past USTA National Campus Champions

2013 – University of Georgia

2012 – University of California - Berkeley

2011 – University of California - Los Angeles

2010 – University of California - Berkeley

2009 – Duke University

2008 – University of Texas

2007 - Texas A&M University

2006 - Texas A&M University

2005 - Texas A&M University

2004 - Texas A&M University

2003 - University of Florida

2002 - Texas A&M University

2001 - University of North Carolina

2000 - University of North Carolina