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Youth Festival to Kick Off the West Coast Conference Tennis Championships in San Diego

April 17, 2014

San Bruno, CALIF. --- For the sixth consecutive year, the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego will play host to the West Coast Conference (WCC) Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships. The Championships will feature 20 teams, ten men’s and ten women’s teams, representing each of the WCC institutions. The Championship format will feature a single elimination bracket for both the men and women.

Championship competition begins on Wednesday, April 23 with the final Championship matches taking place on Saturday, April 26. The men’s Championship match will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the women’s Championship match at 12:30 p.m. All Championship matches will take place on Stadium Court and Courts 6-10 at the Barnes Tennis Center.

To kick off the 2014 WCC Tennis Championships, student-athletes and coaches from each of the WCC tennis programs will host the annual WCC Youth Tennis Festival on Tuesday, April 22 from 4-5:15pm. The Youth Tennis Festival is a free, hour-long event that will benefit kids from the Barnes Tennis Center and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club junior programs.

Depending on skill level, participants will learn tennis fundamentals, play games and rally against collegiate players. Participants will also learn about sportsmanship, hard work, and dedication from WCC student-athletes. The event will wrap up with a coaches’ talk and the opportunity for participants to collect autographs from student-athletes and coaches.

Sign-ups for the WCC Youth Tennis Festival at the Barnes Tennis Center are still open. If your child is interested in participating, please contact Kiera Jackson at kjackson@westcoast.org

West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.