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NCAA Doubles Round of 16 – Top 2 Women’s Seeds Fall; Top Men’s Seed Is Out

The rubber hit the road on Tuesday with only one seeded team advancing to the women’s quarterfinals while the men’s top seed and No. 4 seed were sent packing. The women’s doubles draw saw 5 of the 6 remaining seeds fall with UCLA’s Jada Hart and Elysia Bolton ousting the top seed Kentucky’s Akvilė Paražinskaitė and Fiona Arrese 6-3, 6-2. Texas’s Kylie Collins and Lulu Sun blew out the No. 2 seed UNC’s Sara Daavettila and Cameron Morra 6-0, 6-1 in just 46 minutes. The only seed still alive is UNC’s Makenna Jones and Elizabeth Scotty after the Tar Heels duo fought off a match point to win a third set supertiebreak...

NCAA Singles Round of 16 Recap – Seeds Hold the Line; Draxl Fights Off Match Points; Blumberg Wins Quickly; Tjen/Rogers/Decamps Make School History

The seeded players had a good day on Tuesday with the 5 remaining seeds in the women’s draw advancing to the quarterfinals while on the men’s side the 5 highest seeds left in the field all advanced as well. Men’s top seed Liam Draxl had to come from behind yet again with the Kentucky sophomore fighting off 2 match points to defeat Tennessee’s Adam Walton 7-5 in the third. Next up for Draxl will be a meeting with UCF’s Gabriel Decamps. Four of the remaining eight players left in the men’s draw are from the SEC while the AAC, ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 have one each. Women’s top seed North Carolina’s Sara Daavettila...

NCAA Doubles Round 1 Results – Top Seeds Roll

The opening day of the NCAA Doubles Championship saw seeds succeed with third set supertiebreaks the exception and not the norm. Seven of the men’s top 8 seeds won with the only seeding upset occurring when Notre Dame’s Tristan McCormick and Axel Nefve defeated [5-8] seed Kentucky’s Cesar Bourgois and Gabriel Diallo 7-5, 7-5. There were only 3 men’s doubles matches out of 16 that went to a third set. The SEC has 4 teams left in the draw, the ACC and Big 12 have 3, and the AAC has 2. The conferences with just 1 team left are the Big Ten, Pac-12, Sun Belt, and WCC. The women’s doubles draw saw 6 of the top 8 seeds advance with the...

NCAA Singles – Day 2 Recap

The second day of the NCAA Singles Championship saw a slew of seeds get shown the door. In the women’s draw only 5 of the top 16 seeds remain after 6 lost on Monday with the No. 4 seed Georgia’s Katarina Jokic the highest seed to fall. In the men’s draw 8 of the top 16 remain after 3 were knocked out on Monday with the No. 3 seed Texas A&M’s Hady Habib and the No. 5 seed Florida’s Duarte Vale the two highest to fall. North Carolina fifth-year senior William Blumberg became the first-ever 10-time ITA All-American after he advanced to the Round of 16 in the men’s singles and doubles draws. Blumberg dispatched the No. 3...

NCAA Singles – Day 1 Recap

The first day of the NCAA Singles Championship saw 7 of the top 8 seeds advance to the second round in both the men’s and women’s draw. The men’s top seed, Kentucky’s Liam Draxl, fought off a match point to pull his match out while the women’s top seed, UNC’s Sara Daavettila, was pushed to a third set in her match. NCAA Men’s Singles – Round 1[1] Liam Draxl, Kentucky, def. John McNally, Ohio State, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)Axel Nefve, Notre Dame def. Philip Henning, Georgia, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5[9-16] Adam Walton, Tennessee, def. James Davis, Denver, 7-5, 6-2Zeke Clark, Illinois, def. Connor Thompson, South Carolina, 6-2, 6-1[8]...

NCAA Men’s Championship Recap: Banner Day for the Sheltons as Florida Beats Baylor + All Tournament Team Named

14 years ago Bryan Shelton won his first national title as head coach of the Georgia Tech women’s team. Saturday night Shelton added another as his Florida Gators won its first-ever NCAA Men’s Championship with his 18-year old son, Ben, providing the clincher in a 4-1 win over top-ranked and second-seeded Baylor. Shelton became the first D1 tennis coach to win both a NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championship The evening started off on the wrong foot for the Gators after an extremely quick doubles point went to Baylor. Florida’s Sam Riffice and the aforementioned Ben Shelton needed only 21 minutes to win 6-0 at No. 2 however Baylor had...