USC TROJANS MEN & WOMEN TO TAKE ON SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS MEN & WOMEN AT MELBOURNE PARK AND WILL STREAM LIVE ON MONDAY JANUARY 21st
TEMPE, Ariz. –
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Australia jointly announced that the first ever men’s and women’s collegiate dual matches will take place during the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park and will be streamed live on ESPN3/WatchESPN on Monday January 21st. The USC Trojans women’s tennis team will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks women’s tennis team and will stream live on ESPN3/WatchESPN app at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST. Following the women’s tennis match, the USC Trojans men’s tennis team will then play the South Carolina Gamecocks men’s tennis team and will stream live on ESPN3/WatchESPN at 12 midnight EST/9:00 p.m. PST also on the 21st.
This announcement marks the third time in the past five months that ITA collegiate matches will air on ESPN3/WatchESPN app, with September’s 2018 Oracle ITA Masters from the Malibu Racquet Club in Malibu, California, serving as the inaugural televised event, followed by November’s 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Arizona. This will be the first time that women’s and men’s collegiate dual matches at the Australian Open will air via the ESPN3/WatchESPN app.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with ESPN by bringing our exceptional college tennis dual matches to a national audience,” said ITA Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Russell. “Partnering with Tennis Australia to have the first ever men’s and women’s collegiate competition during the Australian Open is a milestone for college tennis.”
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USC vs South Carolina Women’s Match: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3480083/usc-vs-south-carolina-w-tennis
USC vs. South Carolina Men’s Match: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3480087/usc-vs-south-carolina-m-tennis
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