UW Tennis Set To Host Wyoming Junior Championships

Nov. 5, 2012


For the second year in a row, the University of Wyoming Athletics Department will host the Wyoming Junior Championships, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11 at the UW Tennis Facility in Laramie. During the first week of December, they will also hold the Adult Winter Championships beginning on Saturday, Dec. 8.

"It is an exciting opportunity to host the Wyoming Junior Championships at the University of Wyoming Indoor Tennis Complex," said tournament director Dean Clower. "The USTA sanctioned tournament provides juniors from the surrounding areas an opportunity to earn ranking points to qualify for sectional and national events. With the opening of the new University of Wyoming Indoor Tennis Complex, UW has plans to attract many more junior and adult tournaments to continue growing tennis throughout the State and the Region."

The three day tournament will welcome participants ranging from ages 14-18 from all over Colorado as well a wide reaching number from Wyoming including Jackson, Cody, Casper, Sheridan, Torrington, Cheyenne and Laramie. The event includes boys and girls singles play, boys and girls doubles and mixed doubles.

The tournament is a sanctioned event which means all results are put into the USTA (United States Tennis Association) database and will be used for ranking purposes as well qualifying for sectional and national tournaments. The entry fee is $25 for singles and $18 for doubles. To register online go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/tournament.aspx?T=118274.

The Adult Winter Championships will begin Saturday, Dec. 8 and conclude the following day. It is open to anyone with levels from 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open. There will be separate draws of men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles and singles. Entry fees are $20 for singles and $40 for doubles. To register online go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TouranmentHome/tournament.aspx?T=130724.

For questions or more information, contact head tennis coach Dean Clower at 307-766-4331 or eclower@uwyo.edu.