ESPN3 to air USTA Clay Court Invitational
October 27, 2014
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Two days of the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational presented by Visit Florida – the largest clay court event in college tennis, featuring many of the country’s top college teams and players – will be delivered live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app this week. Coverage of the tournament, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, will begin at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, October 30, the first day of play, and 9 a.m. ET Sunday, November 2, featuring the men’s and women’s singles and doubles finals.
Kevin Corke will host both days’ coverage on ESPN3, with USTA Player Development General Manager and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe joining him for Sunday’s finals. The Invitational is being delivered by ESPN3 for the second consecutive year, and will be accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku devices.
The third annual event, hosted by Florida State University, will feature men’s and women’s singles and doubles competitions comprised of players from 30 different teams.
The women’s teams participating are: Auburn, Central Florida, Clemson, Columbia, Florida State, Illinois, Miami, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Stetson, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and Youngstown State.
The men’s teams include: Auburn, Central Florida, Clemson, Columbia, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Penn State, Princeton, South Alabama, Stetson, USC and Virginia Tech.
The tennis complex at ESPN Wide World of Sports includes 10 world-class clay courts, including a stadium court which can seat up to 1,100 spectators. The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has hosted a variety of major tennis events over the years featuring global tennis stars such as Venus and Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Billie Jean King, Monica Seles, Jim Courier, and Andy Roddick.
The tournament will be televised from the Broadcast Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Broadcast Center regularly televises a variety of elite and recreational youth events on ESPN3, including Pop Warner Super Bowl, AAU Volleyball Classic and Disney Soccer events. In all, the Broadcast Center produces more than 780 hours of programming a year.
Draws, results and schedule information can be found by visiting the Florida State men’s tennis home page on seminoles.com and by following @2014_CCI on Twitter.