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USTA National Campus Championship returns to Cary, North Carolina in 2008

Part of the National Campus Championship Series

Mark your calendars! The 2008 USTA National Campus Championship will return to the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina, April 17-19.

Every year a few items relating to the Championship get tweaked in an effort to continually improve the event for participants. While the changes and enhancements for the 2008 National Campus Championship are important, a few of the changes implemented at last year's tournament are worth noting again, too. Please review the below bullets to ensure that your team is on track for Cary.

• Eligibility 1 — NIRSA has recently amended its National Campus Championship Series Eligibility Guidelines, which the USTA National Campus Championship follows. Please review these guidelines carefully. Please contact Valerie McCutchan if you have any questions or concerns.

• Eligibility 2 — All rostered players must have played in two events representing their team/school in the same academic year and prior to the USTA National Campus Championship.

• Eligibility 3 — All 17 USTA Campus Championship Section Events will now use the same eligibility guidelines as the USTA National Campus Championship.

• Player Limitations — A rostered player may play in only two sets per match, whether as a starter or a substitute. (The supertiebreaker does not apply to the two-set limit).

• Bid System — Automatic bids given to each of the 17 USTA Sections will be distributed in the following manner:

  • Section hosts a USTA Campus Championship Section Event = 1 bid
  • Section Campus Championship hosts 6-10 unique schools = 2 bids
  • Section Campus Championship hosts 11-15 unique schools = 3 bids
  • Section Campus Championship hosts 16+ unique schools = 4 bids
  • "B" teams do not count toward unique schools total
  • Two teams from one school may not secure more than one automatic bid for that school
  • Bid distribution will be based on previous year's Section Campus Championship unique schools totals

Download an Excel file of dates and more information on the USTA Sectional Events.

Registration materials for the 2008 National Campus Championship will be available in early December.

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