SMU men and Florida women lead 2015 ITA Attendance Race
SMU men draw over 1,800 in match against Texas
SKILLMAN, NJ (March 5) - With January and February matches in the books, the SMU Mustangs men's team and Florida Gators women's team are the biggest draws of the season thus far.
At the end of February, the Florida women had hosted six opponents, with 1,828 fans coming out to watch the Gators. In a high-powered battle with Stanford, the Scott Linder Stadium filled with 1,011 viewers, the largest crowd at a women's match in 2015. The fans were treated to an exciting 4-3 win for the Gators that came down to the last match on court. At the conclusion of February, Florida was 6-0 in front of the hometown faithful.
The Gators and Georgia Bulldogs each average 305 spectators per home outing, leading the pack on the women's side.
On the men's side, SMU hosted 11 home matches in a 45-day span, thanks in part to the opening of the state-of-the-art SMU Tennis Complex. The complex has seated 3,055 fans thus far, with a staggering 1,825 in attendance for a Jan. 31 battle with No. 9 Texas. The resurgent Mustangs are off to an 11-2 start, with 11 wins matching their season-end totals from both the 2013-14 and 2012-13 seasons.
SMU's average crowd of 278 spectators ranks fourth, with the Georgia men pulling an average of 399 fans per match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex to lead all men's teams.
About the ITA Attendance Race
The ITA Attendance Race is a monthly program in which teams are recognized for getting fans in the stands. This exciting race offers schools a way to garner recognition and extra incentive to bolster support. We will be recognizing both monthly