Tempe Diablos collaborate with ASU Men’s Tennis for invitational
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The Tempe Diablos and Arizona State University Men’s Tennis have partnered to create and host the Tempe Diablos College Tennis Invitational.
The series will consist of two three-day tournaments in early and late spring at Kiwanis Tennis Center in Tempe, featuring eight elite men’s college tennis teams from across the country, according to a press release.
The ASU Men’s Tennis team is the series host and participate in each tournament. Both of the tournaments making up this series will be a competitive, round-robin-style event taking place over three days to decide a champion, the release states.
The second tournament is Friday, March 10, to Sunday, March 12. The teams in this competition are Arizona State University, Texas Tech University, Boise State University, University of Memphis, Drake University, Michigan State University, Liberty University and Oregon State University.
The March schedule is as follows:
- March 10: Session 1 (1 p.m.) Session 2 (5 p.m.)
- March 11: Session 1 (1 p.m.) Session 2 (5 p.m.)
- March 12: Session 1 (10 a.m.) Session 2 (1 p.m.)
General admission tickets are $10, and food, beverages, including alcohol, and merchandise will be sold on site with a variety of local restaurant operators, food trucks and vendors. Proceeds from the events will go directly to Tempe Diablos Charities, the preeminent civic organization for the stewardship of impactful programs benefiting youth and education in the Tempe community.
“This outstanding partnership combines ASU Tennis’ national prestige with the Tempe Diablos deep civic and charitable involvement to create a strong and prestigious tournament host team,” said Mike DiDomenico, Tempe Diablos president, in a prepared statement. “The Diablos Tennis Invitational will be a thrilling, high-level event that will provide an exciting tennis experience to fans of all ages and tennis knowledge. With limited tennis options in Metro Phoenix, the tournament will deliver an experience that is under supplied and much needed in our community.”
The Tempe Diablos and ASU Men’s Tennis are proud to bring these tournaments to Tempe and look to build a college tournament powerhouse that will be a must-attend annual event for both local and national tennis fans for years to come, proponents of the effort say.
“My goal has always been to build a team that leads collegiate tennis across the nation,” said Mathew Hill, ASU Men’s Tennis coach. “With our partnership with the Tempe Diablos and the inception of the Diablos College Tennis Challenge, we’re hoping to make Arizona a top destination for the highest level of collegiate tennis while also making a meaningful impact in our communities. I’m thrilled to show the Valley what Arizona State University Men’s Tennis team and this tournament can do for this sport.”