Campus Notes
February 2006

The ITA has announced The Fila Cup, a new program for collegiate tennis alumni. The first rounds will be held in Boca Raton, Florida on March 31st, with final rounds being played at the NASDAQ-100 Open. The event will include 32 men's and women's doubles teams. Participants must be at least 35 years old, and the combined age of each doubles team must be a minimum of 75 years old with at least one player per team a former college tennis player (both must have graduated from college). The winning teams' collegiate varsity tennis programs will receive a financial donation from Fila.

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Slipper Rock University announced that it is cutting eight varsity sports, including tennis, beginning next fall.

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Ken Skupski of LSU defeated Matic Omerzel of Georgia, 6-4,6-4, for the singles championship at the SEC Indoors. In doubles it was all Georgia in the final (to be played) with John Isner & Antonio Ruiz against Matic & Ricardo Gonzalez.

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Stanford swept the titles at the Freeman Memorial Championship with Celia Durkin taking the singles and Alice Barnes & Anne Yelsey winning the doubles. Celia eliminated UCLA's Laura Gordon in the final while Arizona State's Kady Pooler & Roxanne Clark were the doubles finalists.

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At the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, Matija Zgaga of Baylor was the singles winner after defeating Stanford's Matt Bruch, 6-2,4-6,7-5. Ytai Abougzir & Chris Westerhauf of Florida State took out Matt & James Pade for the doubles.

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Mark Merklein, a four-time All-American at the University of Florida who also served as that school's Assistant Coach, has been hired as a National Coach for USTA Player Development. Mark replaces David DiLucia, a Notre Dame grad who is now coaching Lindsay Davenport.

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Coaching Changes... Hofstra men's and women's coach Bill Gerdts has resigned after 14 years... Todd Doebler has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the men's team at Notre Dame.

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