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Univ. of Southern California - Facilities

The David X. Marks Tennis Stadium on the USC campus is one of the finest collegiate tennis facilities in the country.

A new and much-anticipated addition was recently made to the tennis stadium. In May of 2004, USC installed a new $300,000 LED Daktronic interactive scoreboard so fans can now follow each match point-for-point from their seat. The new scoreboard will also enables fans at home to log on and follow the match live over the internet.

The stadium also underwent renovations in the summer of 2002. Seven hundred chair-back seats were added to replace the bleachers on the baselines and all five courts were repainted and lined.

The 1,000-seat stadium features five oversized hard courts. Two of the courts are named after famous USC alumni and Wimbledon singles champions, Alex Olmedo and Stan Smith. The center court is named for USC’s 13 Grand Slam doubles champions Byron Black, Bob Falkenburg, Luke Jensen, Murphy Jensen, Rick Leach, Bob Lutz, Gene Mako, Olmedo, Rafael Osuna, Dennis Ralston, Raul Ramirez, Ted Schroeder and Smith.

Underneath the stadium is the beautiful Leonard Andrews Varsity Lounge and Team Room, along with two locker rooms. The locker rooms were recently renovated through a generous gift made by John and Michelle Katnik of Diversified Development. Each lockerroom features the program’s recent conference championship trophies, Hall of Fame walls with past NCAA singles and doubles champions, as well as the men’s and women’s national championship trophies.

At the entrance to the stadium is a list of all 16 of the USC men’s national champion years and seven women’s tennis national championships, including a newly-added 2002 for last year’s men’s tennis title squad.

The stadium was dedicated in 1973 when former Trojan stars Alex Olmedo, Stan Smith, Dennis Ralston and Bob Lutz held a tennis exhibition.

The 1974 men’s NCAA Tournament was held at Marks Stadium (USC finished second).