MOBILE, AL. - The 2012 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships is taking place today and will continue until October 14, hosted by the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama, the world's largest public tennis facility, for the sixth consecutive year.
Each small college division (NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College) features eight singles players and eight doubles pairs who earned spots into this national event by winning their respective USTA/ITA Regional Championships held over the past four weeks throughout the country. Over 8,000 student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges compete in the USTA/ITA Regional Championships held at 87 different college campuses across the country.
Spring Arbor University's number one doubles team of Aaron Mayes and Thomas Calderone earned their spot last month in Grand Rapids at the ITA held there. Calderone and Myes will play twice today to open the tournament at 1:00 and 5:00.
In the 1:00 match, the Cougars will face the #3 seed Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhoff and Tim Hewitt from Auburn University-Montgomery. Win or lose, Spring Arbor will play at 5:00 with the opponents unkown at this time.
Check back for more information regarding the Cougar play at the USTA/ITA National Tournament