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NCAA Reveals Team Brackets & Singles/Doubles Selections

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The NCAA released the Division 1 men's and women's brackets on Monday evening with very few surprises. As it was a year ago, geography playing a major role in deciding who went where with some regionals much tougher than others while a few were much weaker than others. On the men's side, Columbia, which is the No. 16 national seed, will welcome in Monmouth, Bryant, and Penn State which in the past would have been a 4, 4, and 3 regional seed. Baylor and TCU have the toughest regionals in terms of ranking with both welcoming in teams that would have had regional seedings of 2, 3, and 3. 

On the women's side Kansas (No. 14) has the toughest draw with Denver, Florida, and Boston College coming to town which would have been a 2, 3, and 3 regional seed. Kansas and Denver met in last year's NCAA first round in Malibu with Kansas winning a close 4-3 match.

If all the host teams were to advance this is what the Super Regionals would look like the weekend after next.

Men's Potential Super Regionals
#16 Columbia at #1 Ohio State
#9 North Carolina at #8 USC
#12 Stanford at #5 Virginia
#13 Texas A&M at #4 Wake Forest
#14 Tennessee at #3 Florida
#11 UCLA at #6 Baylor
#10 TCU at #7 Mississippi State
#15 Illinois at #2 Texas
 
Women's Potential Super Regionals
#16 Michigan at #1 Georgia
#9 Texas at #8 Vanderbilt
#12 NC State at #5 Duke
#13 USC at #4 South Carolina
#14 Kansas at #3 Stanford
#11 Florida State at #6 Pepperdine
#10 Washington at #7 UCLA
#15 Oklahoma State at #2 North Carolina
 
The NCAA singles and doubles selections were announced on Tuesday evening. 
 
Men's Top 8 Singles Seeds:
1. Nuno Borges (Mississippi State)
2. JJ Wolf (Ohio State)
3. Carl Söderlund (Virginia)
4. Alex Rybakov (TCU)
5. Paul Jubb (South Carolina)
6. Brandon Holt (USC)
7. Christian Sigsgaard (Texas)
8. Aleksandar Kovacevic (Illinois)
 
Men's Top 4 Doubles Seeds
1. Sven Lah/Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor)
2. Maxime Cressy/Keegan Smith (UCLA)
3. Nuno Borges/Strahinja Rakic (Mississippi State)
4. Henry Patten/Oli Nolan (UNC Asheville)
 
Women's Top 8 Singles Seeds:
1. Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami FL)
2. Katarina Jokic (Georgia)
3. Kate Fahey (Michigan)
4. Ingrid Gamarra Martins (South Carolina)
5. Makenna Jones (North Carolina)
6. Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt)
7. Alexa Graham (North Carolina)
8. Sophie Whittle (Gonzaga)
 
Women's Top 4 Doubles Seeds:
1. Angela Kulikov/Rianna Valdes (USC)
2. Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham (North Carolina)
3. Lauryn John-Baptiste/Ilze Hattingh (Arizona State)
4. Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA)

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  • Comment Link CJ Friday, 03 May 2019 11:29 posted by CJ

    Bobby, are you going to do previews of the various regions (and beyond) like last year? Being able to see each player's UTR, dual record, ITA ranking, etc. to help me guess matchups really made following last year's tournament a more in-depth experience.

  • Comment Link Bobby Knight Friday, 03 May 2019 14:36 posted by Bobby Knight

    I'm hoping to do some for the Super Regionals next week. I just didn't have enough free time to do them for the opening rounds plus there were only 3 days between the announcement of the field and the start of play whereas in the past there were 9 days.

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