Sanlando Park to Host 2011 SSC Tennis Championships
Sanlando Park will be the site of the 2011 Sunshine State Conference Tennis Championships, which will be hosted by Nova Southeastern University Thursday, April 14 – Saturday, April 16, 2011.
Located in Altamonte Springs, Fla., Sanlando Park features 32 tennis courts as part of its 40-acre facility. The park has served as host of the NCAA Division II Tennis Championship six of the past eight years and will again host the event in 2011.
The SSC championships will be conducted in partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission and the Seminole County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We are excited for another great conference tennis championship this spring,” SSC Commissioner Jay Jones said. “Nova Southeastern and the conference are excited to be able to work with Seminole County in having the event at the same site as the Division II national championship.”
Each spring, the SSC Championship features some of the finest tennis teams in NCAA Division II, many of whom continue their play into the NCAA postseason. In 2010, Barry University won the DII men’s tennis title after claiming its third consecutive SSC championship. In total, conference schools have won six DII men’s championships and four women’s national crowns.
The SSC Championship will feature the top eight women’s teams and all seven conference men’s teams. Play will begin with quarterfinal action on April 14 and conclude with the championship matches and consolation contests on April 16. Each match features competition in three doubles and six singles flights. The first squad to accumulate five points in those head-to-head matches wins the contest.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nova Southeastern University has been a member of the SSC since 2002. This spring will mark the first time the Sharks have hosted the SSC Tennis Championship. NSU served as host of the SSC Basketball Championship in both 2009 and 2010. The institution also hosted the SSC Golf Championship in 2010.
Headquartered in the heart of Winter Park, Fla., the Sunshine State Conference sponsors 16 sports that compete in NCAA Division II.