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Men's National Team Indoor Preview

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It's going to be strange to have an ITA Men's National Team Indoor Championship without Virginia but that's what we get this year after the Cavaliers were knocked out in the regional rounds. The University of Washington will host the event with half the matches to be played on campus at the Nordstrom Tennis Center while the other half will be played a few miles away at the Seattle Tennis Club. 

This year's event is wide open with multiple teams having a legitimate shot at raising the hardware on Monday afternoon. Stanford has the most NTI Championships with 12 but its last came back in 2002 while three of the last four champions have been first-time winners. 

The matches at the Nordstrom Tennis Center will have live streaming while the matches at the Seattle Tennis Club will not. The top four seeds will each be playing at Nordstrom on Friday and then on Saturday for the quarterfinals the two highest remaining seeds will play at Nordstrom while the other two will be at the STC. Both semifinal matches and the final will be played at Nordstrom. 

There will be live scoring available for all matches at this link

Below are the projected singles lineups for each match along with how each team qualified. The approved master lineups are located here and the ITA will have daily recaps on its NTI event page

[1] Wake Forest (5-0) vs. [16] Washington (6-1) - 6:30 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
Wake Forest - def. Old Dominion 4-0; def. Vanderbilt 4-3
Washington - Automatic Bid (Host) 

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - Wake 84, Washington 79)
1. #100 Borna Gojo (WF 14.60 ) vs. #48 Jake Douglas (UW 13.94 )
2. #6 Petros Chrysochos (WF 14.33 ) vs. Mitch Stewart (UW 13.44 )
3. #22 Skander Mansouri (WF 14.24 ) vs. Enzo Sommer (UW 12.81 )
4. #112 Bar Botzer (WF 13.63 ) vs. Amit Batta (UW 13.34 )
5. #62 Christian Seraphim (WF 13.55 ) vs. Piers Foley (UW 12.76 )
6. Rrezart Cungu (WF 13.95 ) vs. Seb Hawken (UW 12.54 )
B. Julian Zlobinsky (WF 13.61 ) vs. Jack Davis (UW 12.89 )
B. Alan Gadjiev (WF 13.39 ) vs. Alexis Alvarez (UW 12.17 )

 

[8] USC (5-1) vs. Oklahoma State (8-1) - 6:30 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
USC - def. Indiana 6-1; def. UCSB 6-1
Oklahoma State - def. Kentucky 4-2; def. Mississippi State 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - USC 84, Oklahoma State 82)
1. #11 Brandon Holt (USC 14.31 ) vs. #88 Julian Cash (OSU 14.31 )
2. Daniel Cukierman (USC 14.23 ) vs. #94 Artur Dubinski (OSU 13.62 )
3. Riley Smith (USC 14.13 ) vs. Tristan Meraut (OSU 14.04 )
4. #119 Logan Smith (USC 13.93 ) vs. #55 Mathieu Scaglia (OSU 13.55 )
5. Jack Jaede (USC 13.64 ) vs. Jurence Mendoza (OSU 13.19 )
6. Laurens Verboven (USC 13.90 ) vs. #125 Luke Hammond (OSU 13.23 )
B. Jake Devine (USC 13.53 ) vs. Brady Draheim (OSU 13.07 )
B. Thibault Forget (USC 13.50 ) vs. Leftherios Theodorou (OSU 12.97 )

 

[4] Georgia (4-0) vs. Columbia (5-0) - 3:30 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
Georgia - def. Iowa 4-0; def. Memphis 4-1
Columbia - def. Ole Miss 4-1; def. Texas Tech 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - Georgia 84, Columbia 82)
1. #17 Wayne Montgomery (UGA 14.23 ) vs. #15 Victor Pham (CU 14.18 )
2. #31 Emil Reinberg (UGA 14.16 ) vs. #49 Jackie Tang (CU 13.65 )
3. #45 Nathan Ponwith (UGA 13.94 ) vs. Jack Minjie Lin (CU 13.75 )
4. #26 Jan Zielinski (UGA 13.89 ) vs. Adam Ambrozy (CU 13.19 )
5. #14 Walker Duncan (UGA 14.07 ) vs. Austen Huang (CU 13.31 )
6. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA 13.54 ) vs. Alex Keyser (CU 13.43 )
B. Robert Loeb (UGA 13.78 ) vs. Tim Wang (CU 13.69 )
B. Alex Diaz (UGA 12.95 ) vs. Rian Pandole (CU 12.98 )

 

[5] Stanford (6-0) vs. Baylor (6-1) - 3:30 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
Stanford - def. Oregon 4-0; def. Tulane 4-1
Baylor - def. UNLV 4-0; def. Florida State 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - Stanford 84, Baylor 83)
1. #33 Tom Fawcett (ST 14.47 ) vs. #64 Bjoern Petersen (BU 13.70 )
2. #75 Axel Geller (ST 14.72 ) vs. #24 Johannes Schretter (BU 14.06 )
3. Sameer Kumar (ST 13.65 ) vs. #89 Sven Lah (BU 13.89 )
4. Eric Fomba (ST 13.74 ) vs. Matias Soto (BU 13.64 )
5. #117 David Wilczynski (ST 13.92 ) vs. #104 Will Little (BU 13.78 )
6. Michael Genender (ST 13.41 ) vs. Roy Smith (BU 13.65 )
B. William Genesen (ST 13.37 ) vs. Constantin Frantzen (BU 13.18 )
B. Timothy Sah (ST 13.93 ) vs. Jimmy Bendeck (BU 13.60 )

 

[3] North Carolina (7-0) vs. [14] Notre Dame (7-0) - 12 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
North Carolina - def. South Carolina 4-0; def. Michigan 4-2
Notre Dame - def. Texas 4-3; def. Minnesota 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - UNC 84, ND 81)
1. #4 William Blumberg (UNC 14.76 ) vs. #28 Alex Lebedev (ND 14.21 )
2. #57 Benjamin Sigouin (UNC 14.36 ) vs. #118 Guillermo Cabrera (ND 13.57 )
3. #81 Robert Kelly (UNC 14.14 ) vs. Tristan McCormick (ND 13.11 )
4. #124 Simon Soendergaard (UNC 13.84 ) vs. Richard Ciamarra (ND 13.37 )
5. Josh Peck (UNC 13.77 ) vs. Matt Gamble (ND 13.13 )
6. Bo Boyden (UNC 13.37 ) vs. Grayson Broadus (ND 13.09 )
B. Mac Kiger (UNC 13.86 ) vs. William Howells (ND 12.96 )
B. Anu Kodali (UNC 12.94 ) vs. Nathan Griffin (ND 12.78 )

 

[6] Texas A&M (5-1) vs. [11] Florida (4-2) - 12 p.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
Texas A&M - def. LSU 4-0; def. Cal Poly 4-0
Florida - def. South Alabama 4-0; def. South Florida 4-0

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - aTm 84, UF 84)
1. #84 Patrick Kypson (aTm 14.34 ) vs. #9 Alfredo Perez (UF 14.24 )
2. #52 Arthur Rinderknech (aTm 14.36 ) vs. #7 Johannes Ingildsen (UF 14.08 )
3. #67 Jordi Arconada (aTm 14.15 ) vs. #43 Duarte Vale (UF 14.24 )
4. #35 Valentin Vacherot (aTm 14.01 ) vs. Oliver Crawford (UF 14.31 )
5. Carlos Aguilar (aTm 13.69 ) vs. Andy Andrade (UF 13.58 )
6. Barnaby Smith (aTm 13.61 ) vs. McClain Kessler (UF 13.82 )
B. #97 AJ Catanzariti (aTm 13.87 ) vs. Chase Perez-Blanco (UF 13.61 )
B. Kevin Lam (aTm 12.16 ) vs. Jordan Belga (UF 13.54 )

 

[7] UCLA (7-1) vs. [10] Illinois (4-2) - 9 a.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
UCLA - def. UC Davis 4-0; def. Utah State 4-0
Illinois - def. Georgia Tech 4-0; def. Oklahoma 4-1

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - Illinois 84, UCLA 83)
1. #1 Martin Redlicki (UCLA 14.26 ) vs. #46 Aleks Vukic (ILL 14.73 )
2. Evan Zhu (UCLA 13.92 ) vs. #69 Aron Hiltzik (ILL 13.97 )
3. #107 Keegan Smith (UCLA 14.06 ) vs. Alex Brown (ILL 13.51 )
4. #58 Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.69 ) vs. Zeke Clark (ILL 14.12 )
5. Maxime Cressy (UCLA 13.98 ) vs. Aleks Kovacevic (ILL 13.80 )
6. Austin Rapp (UCLA 13.35 ) vs. Caleb Chakravarthi (ILL 13.43 )
B. Connor Hance (UCLA 13.04 ) vs. Noe Khlif (ILL 13.47 )
B. Ben Goldberg (UCLA 13.17 ) vs. Vuk Budic (ILL 12.20 )

 

[2] Ohio State (8-0) vs. [15] Duke (6-2) - 9 a.m. PT

How Did They Qualify
Ohio State - def. Yale 4-0; def. North Florida 4-0
Duke - def. Louisville 4-2; def. San Diego 4-0

Projected Singles Lineup (UTR Power 6 - Ohio State 84, Duke 82)
1. #5 Mikael Torpegaard (OSU 14.66 ) vs. #53 Nicolas Alvarez (DU 14.36 )
2. #41 JJ Wolf (OSU 14.57 ) vs. Catalin Mateas (DU 13.83 )
3. #56 John McNally (OSU 13.89 ) vs. Spencer Furman (DU 13.66 )
4. Tim Seibert (OSU 13.76 ) vs. Nick Stachowiak (DU 13.80 )
5. #30 Kyle Seelig (OSU 13.63 ) vs. Sean Sculley (DU 13.27 )
6. Martin Joyce (OSU 13.84 ) vs. Ryan Dickerson (DU 13.32 )
B. Alex Kobelt (OSU 13.10 ) vs. Robert Levine (DU 13.35 )
B. Matt Mendez (OSU 13.55 ) vs. Jason Lapidus (DU 12.41 )

 

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