Georgia won the 2014 ITA Attendance Race.
May 8, 2014
ATHENS, Ga.—The No.1 Georgia women’s tennis team won the 2014 ITA Attendance Race, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Thursday.
Georgia led the nation with 4,747 coming to watch the Bulldogs play this season. The Bulldogs averaged 396 fans over 12 matches, more than 100 more than runner-up Baylor. Athens was also the home to three of the nation’s most attended matches this season (Alabama, 833; Missouri, 608; Florida, 602).
The Georgia men’s team was also among the nation’s best, finishing second with 4,574 fans throughout the season (416/match).
“Winning the ITA Attendance Race is a huge credit to our great fans,” said head coach Jeff Wallace. “Athens loves its college tennis and we appreciate the fan support and the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd each time we compete. The crowd has such an impact on the momentum during a match so it’s always nice to know that we’ll have a home court advantage when playing at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. We’re looking forward to showing the tennis community how much the UGA and Athens’ communities love tennis with some really big crowds during this month’s NCAA Championships.”
The Bulldogs will be making their 28th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tennis Championships, ranking fifth nationally in a tie with Florida. Georgia is 67-25 in the NCAA Championships, including 10 trips to the National Semifinals with national titles in 1994 and 2000. Georgia will face Elon (15-8) in the first round on Friday, May 9 at 4 p.m. The other first round match, set for Friday at 1 p.m., will feature Arizona (17-5) and Florida State (15-12). The first round winners will meet on Saturday, May 10 at 4pm for the second round.
Live scoring and live video streaming will be available for all matches on Georgiadogs.com, and Georgia fans can follow Bulldog matches through the Live Chat offered on Georgiadogs.com. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students (college-age with ID and younger). Tickets will go on sale one hour before the first match each day.