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Press Release



For more information contact:
Paul Lederman, (941)907-2255


The 2019 Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 at the Tennis Center at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 8488 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. This is the only clay court event on the ITA/NCAA calendar.

The event will feature NCAA Division I men’s and women’s singles and doubles, with a 32 singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. There are 24 teams scheduled to attend, including Florida, Michigan, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Princeton, Florida State, South Florida, Central Florida, Boston College, Illinois, The Naval Academy, Texas Christian, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to approximately 4-5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Nov. 3. Admission is free and open to the public.

The tournament is an annual event organized and run by Chris Marquez and Paul Lederman from the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, and has become one of the premier collegiate tennis events in the country.

“We are so proud to host our 10th annual clay court classic,” said Lederman, who is the director of the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center. “The member support and community involvement are like no other. What a great experience for the players to be in this event – which the top college coaches say is the best college fall event in the country – and for the community to have a chance to see all these incredible players.”

Proceeds benefit the V Foundation Cancer Research, a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find the cures for all cancers, including pediatric cancer.

For more information visit or on Facebook LWRDickieVIntercollegiateClassic/.


Lakewood Ranch is the 31,000-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 36,000 residents and features A-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping

and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit

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