Virginia Remains No. 1 in ITA Attendance Challenge
CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia continued to lead the nation in total attendance as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its update to the ITA Attendance Challenge through March matches. The Cavaliers have had 5,424 fans attend the first 10 home matches this season to lead the inaugural challenge.
The Cavaliers have drawn over 700 more fans than any other school this season. Texas A&M ranks second in the challenge with 4,716 fans this season. Illinois (3,925), Tulsa (3,775) and Washington (3,554) round out the top five.
Virginia’s average of 545 fans per match ranks second, trailing Illinois, which is averaging 560 per match.
The Cavaliers have played in front of four of the five largest crowds this year in men’s tennis. The largest single-match crowd this season is the 1,231 that saw Virginia’s 4-3 win at Illinois on Jan. 25. The Boyd Tinsley Courts record crowd of 983 for the Cavaliers’ 5-2 win over Texas on Feb. 29 is the second largest crowd this season. Virginia also had the fourth and fifth largest crowds of the season with 716 for the Kentucky match on Feb. 8 and 637 for the Miami match on Mar. 28.
Virginia is 10-0 this season at home and has won a school-record 27 consecutive home matches dating back to the 2006 season.