Sports Commission Wins Bid To Host SSC Tennis Championships

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will partner with the Sunshine State Conference to host the SSC Tennis Championships on Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20, 2013 at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton.

Colleges and universities from across Florida will compete in three days of competition to crown a conference champion for both men’s and women’s teams.

The SSC annually features some of the best tennis teams in NCAA Division II, with conference teams traditionally advancing far into the national tournament. League teams have won a total of 11 men’s and women’s NCAA tennis championships. The SSC is composed of nine Florida schools.

South County Regional Park features one of the top tennis facilities in Palm Beach County. The park maintains 19 lighted all-weather courts. The 2013 conference championship will mark the first time an SSC event has taken place at South County Regional Park and Boca Raton.

The 2013 SSC Championships will feature all seven league men’s teams and the top eight women’s teams, according to the final regular-season standings. Play will begin with quarterfinal matches on Thursday, April 18, and conclude with the championship finals and consolation matches on Saturday, April 20. A total of 21 matches will be played. Each match will feature competition in three doubles and six singles flights. The first team to accumulate five points in those head-to-head matches will win the contest.

The SSC sponsors 16 sports that compete in NCAA Division II. In addition to the tennis championship, the league annually conducts conference championships in cross country, soccer, swimming, basketball, golf and women’s rowing.

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