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Columbus City Council honored the CSU men’s tennis team on Tuesday morning in recognition of the team’s Division II NCAA National Championship.
“”We are invested in you and we believe in you,” said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
The team was welcomed home from the national championship with full support from the community, complete with a party and police escort on Sunday. It is an extension of the long-standing relationship between CSU tennis and Columbus.
In September of 2017, the CSU tennis program settled into its new home at the John W. Walden Tennis Center. The new center was a result of a generous donation from Johnny and Sally Walden, as well as a partnership between the Columbus Regional Tennis Association, city of Columbus, and CSU that expanded the tennis facilities at Cooper Creek.
“That’s why you won the national championship,” said Isiah Hugley, Columbus’s City Manager. “It was a well worthwhile partnership.”
Several council members congratulated the team on their big win.