Hi everyone! Sorry for the late post - it has been a busy couple of days. Our team has officially made it back to Pittsburgh after an amazing weekend full of tennis. Pitt ended up placing 28th out of 64 teams, and last night our very own club president Brian Rubin took home the award for the Tennis On Campus National Leader of the Year!! After watching an unbelievable final last night between UNC and Auburn (Auburn won in a super tiebreaker!), Brian was called onto the courts to be recognized for his amazing achievements this year. (See photo below of Brian and check out this awesome article - http://www.tennisoncampus.com/News/Pittsburgh_s_Rubin_named_TOC_National_Leader_of_the_Year.htm )
Our team is so grateful to you for helping us compete in the 2016 TOC National Championships. We had an amazing time playing and watching tennis, spending time with our teammates, and meeting other tennis teams from all over the country. There truly is no tennis tournament like it. Though this was our last tournament of the year, we cannot wait for the opportunity to return in the fall and compete to reclaim our title as USTA Middle States Section Champions!
Until then, this is Pitt Club Tennis signing off with one final thank you,
and one final HAIL TO PITT!
Hello again! Day 2 has officially come to a close, and we meet this morning to play one final match. Yesterday morning we played Arizona State University. After many tiebreaks and a competitive mixed doubles set, the match came down to only a few points and the sun devils came out on top. As the sun came out, the panthers were ready to take on University of Houston. The match also came down to mixed, but this time we were able to pull out a victory. For the final match of the day, we met Northwestern University on the shady corner courts of the complex. This match proved to be the toughest, and again came down to just a matter of points. After some unbelievable singles matches, the Northwestern mixed doubles team was able to close out the match in their teams favor. Despite the loss, our whole team left the courts smiling. We are having an awesome time playing and watching such a high level of tennis. We are looking forward to ending the tournament on a good note today with our one final match this morning. We are also excited to meet all of the teams here tonight at a true southern barbecue hosted by Tennis On Campus. Later, we will all gather to watch the championship match. Last year it was an unbelievable match between Minnesota and UC Berkley. This year, a whole new set of teams is up for the championship, and we're excited to find out who will be playing. As always, thank you for your support and the opportunity to have this amazing experience. H2P!
Hello all! We have officially made it to North Carolina, and yesterday we played our first three matches! Yesterday morning we lost in a close match to the University of Virginia by only four games. However we bounced right back to beat Stony Brook University and University of Colorado, Boulder! Our team played very well yesterday, and although we did not qualify to win the Gold Bracket championship, we are looking to bring home the next best thing - the Silver Bracket trophy! We left the courts in high spirits and only slightly sunburned. We enjoyed a nice team meal at PDQ (we thought we deserved some milkshakes), and retired to the hotel for the night. We are excited for a brand new day and the chance to face a new set of opponents today! Thank you for all of your continued support! H2P
The amount of support that we have received from this campaign is truly incredible! We never expected to go over our goal and raise $4,000! The team is so excited to represent Pitt at the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships in two weeks. We are bringing a full squad of people to the tournament and many of them will be able to experience the pinnacle of our program for the first time! This would not have been possible if it wasn't for all of you! We will be providing more updates and results as we get closer to the tournament.
Thanks again and Hail to Pitt!
Pitt Club Tennis
We have reached our goal! Thank you all so much for your generous support. Our trip to nationals would not have been possible without you. We are so grateful to be given the opportunity to play at the highest competitive level of club tennis. As our campaign comes to a close, anyone else that still wants to donate can absolutely do so. Any funds raised above our goal will go toward general season costs for the remainder of this year and next year. Be on the lookout for more news from us after the campaign ends. We will be sharing our experience at nationals as we compete, so you can follow and share in our successes. Again, from everyone on our team, thank you so much! Say it with us - HAIL TO PITT!
Halfway into our campaign and we’re already almost 90% of the way there! We are so, so grateful for all of your contributions. This weekend the team packs up and heads to Georgetown, DC for our last general season tournament. All minds are on nationals as we try and get some final match play in to prepare for the teams we’ll face in North Carolina. Thanks to all of you, we leave Oakland in high spirits and excited for what’s to come! Now is the final push in our campaign. We are so close!! Fourteen more days, we can do it! Thank you again for your generous donations, and please don't forget to continue to share our page with anyone who may be interested. As always – HAIL TO PITT!
Wow! Thank you to everyone thus far who has helped support our team’s push to Cary, North Carolina. We are just a week into the campaign and have made amazing progress! We are so grateful for the contributions to our club. With nationals almost one month away, we hope to continue with this momentum and keep working hard every day to reach our goal. We are continually pushing ourselves to improve our game on the court, and cannot wait for the opportunity compete at nationals. Please continue to share, like, and spread the word about our campaign! Every dollar brings us one step closer to our goal. Thank you again, and HAIL TO PITT!
Thank you so much! This donation is equivalent to the tournament entry fee for one player.
This contribution can cover the cost of one case (24 cans) of tennis balls or 2.5 hours of indoor court time. Thank you for helping us improve our skills!
With this donation, we are able to provide a full week of coaching to our players. Thank you so much for helping us succeed.
This contribution will help us pay for tournament lodging; your donation is equivalent to one night in a hotel for four players. Thank you for aiding one of our biggest expenses!
Your donation will cover the registration fee for the entire team. We are extremely grateful for your philanthropy; thank you!
We appreciate your supreme generosity! With this donation, we can afford the transportation and tournament entry fees for a complete 10-person roster. Thank you!
This donation would meet the entire expense of tournament entry fees, transportation, and lodging for one of our larger general season tournaments. Thank you immensely for your open-hearted and magnanimous contribution to our team!