TCU Men, Florida Women Win 2015 ITA Attendance Race
TCU draws largest crowd in 8-year history of race
SKILLMAN, NJ (May 15) - The TCU Horned Frogs men surged from fifth to first to claim their third straight ITA Attendance Race title, while the Florida Gators women ran the table to top the final standings for the first time. Both teams are still vying for the 2015 NCAA Team Championship.
Highlighting a banner month for the Horned Frogs was a staggering crowd of 2,112 in an April 18 win over Texas, TCU's first win over the Longhorns since 1996. This crowd was the largest in the eight-year history of the ITA Attendance Race, topping the prior record of 2,060 on April 16, 2011 when the Tennessee men hosted Georgia.
TCU packed the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center with 5,669 fans in April alone, an average of 1,417 spectators per match. In all, the Horned Frogs played in front of 8,467 people this season. TCU fed off its big crowds, turning in a perfect 15-0 record on its home courts. The Illinois men took second overall with 6,720 viewers and Tulsa finished third with 5,947 total fans.
The Gator women also went undefeated in their home stadium, winning all 14 matches they played in the Scott Linder Stadium at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex. Florida hosted 3,431 total spectators in 2015, leading the overall standings from start to finish. The Gators' February 22 crowd of 1,011 in a win over Stanford held strong atop the single match leaderboard all season, nearly doubling any other women's crowd.
Michigan seated 3,212 spectators to take second place in overall attendance. The Georgia Bulldogs topped the nation in average attendance, seating 350 fans per match this year and finished third in overall attendance with 3,153. Florida finished second in average attendance with 286 spectators per outing. In April, the Baylor women brought in the most fans with 966 in four matches. The Texas Tech Lady Raiders averaged the most fans for a team with at least three home matches in April, showcasing 264 people per match.
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