VIRGINIA BEACH -- The opening of the new Everett Tennis Center on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus adjacent to the Batten Student Center, the first of a number of planned modernizations of the College's outdoor athletic facilities, will provide a new home for the men's and women's tennis teams as well a new space to be enjoyed by the entire campus community.
Competition at the new complex begins on Friday, Sept. 23, when the VWC tennis teams host the Virginia Beach Bash with St. Mary's College of Maryland, Southern Virginia University, and Division II Chowan University. The competition continues on Saturday, Sept. 24.
"These courts will rival any in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and will send a great signal to future Marlins that we take our tennis seriously at VWC," says VWC Athletic Director Joanne Renn, who was the women's head tennis coach from 1995 through 1999. "We look forward to hosting tournaments with our ODAC conference competitors, especially as we celebrate the College's 50th Anniversary."