The USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational–the largest clay court event in college tennis, featuring many of the country’s top college players–will be live-streamed online on ESPN3.com this Sunday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. The event, hosted by Florida State University Thursday-Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at DisneyWorld in Orlando, Fla., will feature eight of the Top 100 men in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s preseason singles rankings and five of the Top 100 women in the ITA’s preseason singles rankings. Overall, the event will feature 113 players, with 11 colleges represented: Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, North Florida, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, South Alabama, Tennessee, Tulsa and USC on the men’s side, and Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa and Vanderbilt on the women’s side.
The Invitational, sponsored by Visit Florida and Florida Hospital, will also include a group of select junior boys and girls competing alongside the college players. The event is one of a series of three fall events the USTA stages combing juniors and collegians, with each singles champion winning a wild card entry into a future USTA Pro Circuit event. The series wraps up with the USTA Collegiate Invitational, a hard-court, women’s event in Portland, Ore., Nov. 1-3.
Kevin Corke will host Sunday’s live stream, which will include the men’s and women’s singles and doubles finals and the men’s singles semifinals. Additionally, USTA Player Development General Manager Patrick McEnroe will help kick off the event at Thursday night’s player reception.