Mountain West Network To Broadcast 2015 MW Tennis Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will broadcast all matches at the 2015 Mountain West Tennis Championships, which get underway Wednesday, April 22 and run through Sunday, April 26. Hosted by the University of New Mexico, the 2015 MW Tennis Championships will take place at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Mountain West Network is accessible to viewers for free via one’s computer, mobile device or tablet. Thanks to a grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), a three-person commentary team will accompany the multi-camera production to call all of the on-court action. Robert Portnoy will handle play-by-play duties, with Scott Treibly and Christopher Byers serving as color commentator and sideline reporter, respectively.

“It is great to be partnered with such a prestigious organization as the USTA,” said Brian Tripp, Associate Commissioner for the Mountain West Network. “Thanks to the USTA’s generosity, Mountain West tennis fans will enjoy enhanced coverage of the championships this year. Seventeen matches culminating in over 50 hours of Mountain West tennis over five days is a first in our Network’s history. We look forward to showing off Mountain West Tennis like never before and we look forward to a long relationship with the USTA.”

This year, the USTA is partnering with four NCAA Division I athletic conferences – the American Athletic Conference, Big 12, Mountain West and SEC – through financial grants and related assistance to help deliver their conference championship matches across multiple television and digital viewing platforms. It is the USTA’s latest effort to spotlight college tennis through television and digital viewing exposure.

“We’re so glad to be working with each of these four conferences,” said Virgil Christian, the USTA’s Director of Collegiate Tennis. “They have all shown a commitment to the continued effort to increase the relevance of tennis in collegiate athletics, and playing the no-ad format has proven to be drama-filled for both student-athletes and fans. The USTA is proud to help these institutions and programs be seen on a national platform.”

For a complete coverage of the 2015 MW Tennis Championships, head to the MW Championship Central pages http://www.themw.com/page/championship_m-tennis and http://www.themw.com/page/championship_w-tennis. There, in addition to the live broadcast links, you will find live stats, bracket updates, match recaps, photo galleries and video on demand highlights. Fans can also go to their favorite institutional sites to watch their team’s match.