Camilo José Cela University has won the gold medal in the men’s European Universities Tennis Championship, held in Madrid between 23 and 29 June. The final was between the Spaniards and the French team from Grenoble Alpes University, and was taken in two matches by the UCJC team (the first match by 4/6, 7/5 and 6/3, and the second by 6/4 and 7/5). The women’s gold medal went to the team represented by Bordeaux Montaigne University.
This is the first time Spain has hosted the European Universities Tennis Championship, that on this occasion was held at the UCJC Sports Club at Camilo José Cela University. In the past, it has been held in Poland, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The tournament boasted the participation of a hundred athletes from 15 countries, accompanied by technical personnel, trainers and umpires. The European Championship will feature the participation of 32 teams -16 men’s and 16 women’s- in singles and doubles matches.
Spain was represented by teams from Camilo José Cela University and the University of Barcelona. The other teams taking part were from Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey), University of Frankfurt and University of Mainz (Germany), Kozminski University and AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland), University of Fribourg and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Maastricht University (the Netherlands), University Of Grenoble Alpes and Bordeaux Montaigne University (France), University of Coimbra (Portugal), University of Physical Education (Hungary), University of Innsbruck (Austria), University of Stirling (United Kingdom), Norwegian School of Economics and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), National Technical University of Athens (Greece) and Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Russia).
The 2017 European Universities Tennis Championship was officially opened on 23 July at 8 pm, on the UCJC Villafranca Campus, with the presentation of the delegations of each country.
With this event, the Executive Committee of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) places Camilo José Cela University in a prominent position in European university sports events.
Camilo José Cela University will also hold the 2019 European University Football Championship.