MU Tennis To Host Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Sept. 11, 2013
The Marquette University men's and women's tennis teams will open their respective 2013-14 campaigns this weekend at the 38th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic (Sept. 13-15), hosted by The Town Club in Fox Point, Wis.
The eight-team event features singles and doubles competition in a round-robin format. Play begins Friday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon. The men's field includes MU, Air Force, Ball State and Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles, Colorado State, Florida International and Western Michigan will face off on the women's side.
A champion and runner-up in singles and doubles will be honored at the conclusion of the tournament, utilizing a point system that compiles the weekend's results. A sportsmanship award will also be presented.
"It's an honor to be hosting one of the longest running college tennis tournaments in the country," Marquette head women's tennis coach Jody Bronson said. "We look forward to bringing a very high level of college tennis to the Milwaukee community."
The Town Club features several banks of clay courts, making the tournament one of the more unique experiences in the country. The historic club has a 100-year-plus tradition of hosting prestigious tennis tournaments, starting with the Annual Wisconsin Open Championships in 1904 and including the National Clay Courts in the late 1960s.
"The Town Club has been a great venue for the event and it's exciting for our guys to play at a club that is rich in tennis tradition," Marquette head men's tennis coach Steve Rodecap said. "We haven't had much official practice time with these guys leading into the event, so it will give us a good indication of where their level of play is at this point."