The 44th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic drew 128 collegiate tennis players from across the country to the Milwaukee area for a four-day tournament Sept. 20-23.
The event, which brought in about 1,000 visitors over the course of the competition, culminated with the MTC finals at the Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove.
The event is held in partnership between two nonprofit organizations, the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and Milwaukee-based Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, Inc.’s Peak Team program. Both were founded by Marquette University alumnus Chas Mulcahy.
The Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation, which was established in 2015 in memory of Mulcahy’s mentor, automotive executive Alfred Hurvis, provides trauma-sensitive mentoring, scholarships and academic programs for Milwaukee area youth.
As part of the tournament, more than 500 students from four area schools, Hmong American Peace Academy, Milwaukee Academy of Science, Malaika Early Learning Center and Borwn Deer Schools, attended the tournament.
As has been the tradition over the tournament’s history, local families, who are members of the participating tennis clubs, host the college players in their homes during their four-day stay.
Represented this year were players from Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, University of Miami, University of Notre Dame, University of Tennessee, Princeton University, University of Arizona, Oklahoma University, University of Memphis, among others.
Men’s and women’s singles winners of the MTC earn wild cards into the Oracle ITA National fall Championships at Newport Beach, California, held Nov. 6-10, 2020.