SKILLMAN, NJ – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s 2016 Attendance Race is off to a flying start, with over 150 submissions gathered in the month of February.
The University of Virginia men and University of Florida women drew the most fans to its home matches last month.
The Cavaliers, who served as host for the 2016 ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, had 753 fans pack the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, for its #ITAIndoors quarterfinal contest on Feb. 13 against ACC foe Wake Forest. A total of 662 fans attended Virginia’s #ITAIndoors semifinal match versus TCU, and also saw 394 spectators attend a non-conference contest with UCLA. In all, the Cavaliers averaged 623 fans for its three reported home matches.
On the women’s side, the Gators eclipsed the 300-fan plateau for two of its matches at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Florida, with 311 fans attending the Feb. 7 match versus USC and 307 on Feb. 14 against Clemson. The Gators, who drew 263 fans to its non-conference tilt with Baylor, averaged 294 fans for its three home matches.
In addition to honoring the teams that drew the most fans to a single match in February, March and April, the ITA will also recognize those teams that had more than 300 fans attend a match. Those matches are listed below in the men’s, women’s and combined (men and women matches played at the same time) Walls of Fame below.
Men’s February Wall Of Fame (300-plus fans)
Wake Forest at Virginia – 753
Cal Poly at TCU – 723
Virginia at Illinois - 712
TCU at Virginia – 662
Oklahoma at Tulsa – 650
Michigan State at Michigan – 649
San Diego State at TCU – 636
Florida State at Florida – 537
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee – 526
Wichita State at Air Force - 500
Pepperdine at Washington – 463
Notre Dame at Illinois – 443
TCU at Illinois – 407
UCLA at Virginia – 394
Duke at Tennessee – 327
South Carolina at Wake Forest – 325
Texas A&M at Baylor – 303
California at Tulsa – 300
Women’s February Wall Of Fame (300-plus fans)
USC at Florida – 311
Clemson at Florida – 307
Combined Events Wall Of Fame (300-plus fans)
Florida State Military Appreciation Day (men & women) – 528
Rice vs. LSU (men & women) - 491
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