A pair of top 20 matches highlighted the day on the men's side while there was a top 7 showdown on the women's side.
In Winston Salem, second-ranked Wake Forest avenged an early season loss to third-ranked Virginia with a convincing 6-1 win. The Demon Deacons opened things up by taking the doubles point with a 6-4 win at No. 3 and a 7-5 win at No. 3. Wake would add five opening sets in singles, with three of them coming in tiebreaks, and they'd close four of those out in straight sets with freshman Melios Efstathiou clinching at No. 4 with a 7-6, 6-3 win. Full results available at this link.
#6 Baylor won the BNP Paribas Collegiate Challenge in Indian Wells with a 4-2 win over #16 USC. The Bears won the doubles point and added straight set wins from Matias Soto, Sven Lah, and Jimmy Bendeck at 2, 5, and 6 while USC got straight set wins from Brandon Holt and Riley Smith at 1 and 4. The match at No. 3 went unfinished with USC's Laurens Verboven leading 5-3 in the third.
The second-ranked Georgia women improved to 13-0 and 5-0 in the SEC after picking up a nice 4-2 win on the road over seventh-ranked South Carolina. Georgia dropped the doubles point for the first time since the National Team Indoors and then the teams split opening sets in singles. Georgia picked up straight set wins from Lourdes Carle and Vivian Wolff at No. 3 and No. 4 while South Carolina's Paige Cline won in straight sets at No. 2.
Georgia's Elena Christofi gave the Dawgs its first lead of the match with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 and Meg Kowalski would clinch at No. 6 with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win. The match at No 1 went unfinished at 5-5 in the third after SC's Ingrid Gamarra Martins reeled off four straight games from 1-5 down.
The Pepperdine women are more accustomed to being ranked inside the 10 and that's most likely where they'll be come Tuesday because the Waves picked up their second top 10 victory of the week with a 5-2 win over #8/#6 Texas in Austin. The Waves won the doubles point in dominating fashion with a 6-1 win at No. 2 and a 6-2 win at No. 3. In singles each team claimed three opening sets and Pepperdine would convert each of its to set leads to straight set wins. Dzina Milovanovic made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 and Ashley Lahey upped the lead to 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1.
Texas trimmed the deficit to 3-2 with straight set wins from Anna Turati and Petra Granic at No. 2 and No. 3 but Daria Kuczer put the Waves over the top with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5.
2017 BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle
#6 Baylor vs. #33 SMU (2 p.m. ET)
#7 USC vs. #32 South Florida (5 p.m. ET)
#45 Tulsa vs. #9 Oklahoma (8 p.m. ET)
#6 Baylor vs. #13 California (2 p.m. ET)
#7 USC vs. #9 Oklahoma (5 p.m. ET)
#45 Tulsa vs. #32 South Florida (8 p.m. ET)
#6 Baylor vs. #7 USC (1 p.m. ET)
#13 California vs. #9 Oklahoma (5 p.m. ET)
Results (will post box scores for each completed match down below)
1. No. 1 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (Cal) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Dominik Sochurek (Purdue), 6-2
2. No. 54 Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (Cal) def. Ricky Medinilla/Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue), 6-4*
3. Gergely Madarasz/Athell Bennett (Purdue) def. Bjorn Hoffmann/J.T. Nishimura (Cal), 6-4
1. No. 30 Andre Goransson (Cal) def. Ricky Medinilla (Purdue), 6-2, 7-5
2. No. 102 Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) def. No. 109 Filip Bergevi (Cal), 6-2, 6-4
3. No. 53 Billy Griffith (Cal) def. Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue), 6-2, 7-6
4. Stephan Koenigsfest (Purdue) def. Bjorn Hoffmann (Cal), 6-2, 6-3
5. J.T. Nishimura (Cal) def. Athell Bennett (Purdue), 7-6(3), 7-6(4)^
6. Renan Hanayama (Purdue) def. Connor Heap (Cal), 6-1, 6-4
Mar 17, 2017 at Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. #15 Juan Benitez (BU) def. #50 Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) 6-1, 6-2
2. #35 Max Tchoutakian (BU) vs. #56 Hunter Johnson (SMU) unfinished
3. #81 Johannes Schretter (BU) def. Samm Butler (SMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
4. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) vs. Arkadijs Slobodkins (SMU) unfinished
5. Will Little (BU) def. Tony Russell (SMU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Yates Johnson (SMU) def. Constantin Frantzen (BU) 6-3, 6-2
1. Juan Benitez/Will Little (BU) def. #18 Yates Johnson/Hunter Johnson (SMU) 6-4
2. Johannes Schretter/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) def. Arkadijs Slobodkins/Markus Kerner (SMU) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Tony Russell/Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) def. Constantin Frantzen/Max Tchoutakian (BU) 6-4
SMU 9-5; National ranking #33
Baylor 14-3; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,5,3)
BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge Presented by Oracle
2. Nick Crystal (USC) vs. #122 Alberto Barroso-Campos (USF) - 6-2, 3-5 susp.
3. #45 Logan Smith (USC) def. #92 Peter Bertran (USF) - 6-2, 6-3*
4. Jack Jaede (USC) def. Justin Roberts (USF) - 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 susp.
5. Thibault Forget (USC) vs. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) - 6-4, 2-4 susp.
6. Riley Smith (USC) def. Pierre Luquet (USF) - 6-0, 6-4
2. Crystal/Verboven (USC) vs. Bertran/Roberts (USF) - 4-5 susp.
3. Bellamy/Jaede (USC) def. Kalyuzhnyy/Wojcik (USF) - 6-1
#9 Oklahoma def. #45 Tulsa 4-3
1. Ricky Medinilla (Purdue) vs. #50 Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) unfinished
2. #102 Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) def. #56 Hunter Johnson (SMU) 7-5, 7-5
3. Samm Butler (SMU) def. Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
4. Markus Kerner (SMU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest (Purdue) 6-4, 7-5
5. Tony Russell (SMU) def. Athell Bennett (Purdue) 6-3, 6-4
6. Yates Johnson (SMU) def. Renan Hanayama (Purdue) 6-2, 6-3
1. #18 Yates Johnson/Hunter Johnson (SMU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Dominik Sochurek (Purdue) 6-3
2. Ricky Medinilla/Benjamin Ugarte (Purdue) def. Arkadijs Slobodkins/Markus Kerner (SMU) 6-3
3. Gergely Madarasz/Athell Bennett (Purdue) def. Tony Russell/Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) 7-6(4)
SMU 10-5; National ranking #33
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,5,4,2,3)
Tulsa 10-10; National ranking #45
1. Juan Benitez/Will Little (Baylor) def. #1 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (Cal), 6-4*
2. #54 Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (Cal) vs. Johannes Schretter/Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor), unfinished
3. Max Tchoutakian/Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) def. Bjorn Hoffmann/J.T. Nishimura (Cal), 6-2
1. #15 Juan Benitez (Baylor) def. #14 Florian Lakat (Cal), 6-3, 6-3
2. #30 Andre Goransson (Cal) vs. #35 Max Tchoutakian (Baylor), 4-6, unfinished
3. #81 Johannes Schretter (Baylor) def. #109 Filip Bergevi (Cal), 6-4, 6-1
4. #53 Billy Griffith (Cal) vs. Will Little (Baylor), 6-4, unfinished
5. Bjorn Hoffmann (Cal) vs. Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor), 6-3, unfinished
6. Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) def. Dominic Barretto (Cal), 7-6(2), 6-4
Baylor 15-3; National ranking #6
Cal 10-5; National ranking #13
Order of Finish: Singles (1,3,6^); Doubles (3,1)
March 18, 2017 | Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. #19 Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. #59 Papa/Bragusi (OKLA) - 6-2
2. Crystal/Verboven (USC) def. Ghilea/Oetzbach (OKLA) - 6-2
3. Bellamy/Jaede (USC) vs. Bertsch/Bridegan (OKLA) - DNF
1. #16 Brandon Holt (USC) vs. #21 Spencer Papa (OKLA) - 7-6, 6-6 susp.
2. Nick Crystal (USC) def. #101 Alex Ghilea (OKLA) - 6-4, 7-6*
3. #45 Logan Smith (USC) def. #77 Florin Bragusi (OKLA) - 6-3, 6-4
4. Jochen Bertsch (OKLA) def. Jack Jaede (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
5. Thibault Forget (USC) vs. Arnaud Restifo (OKLA) - 7-6, 5-3 susp.
6. Riley Smith (USC) def. Adrian Oetzbach (OKLA) - 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: Singles (6, 4, 3, 2*); Doubles (1,2)
1. #19 Holt/R. Smith (USC) def. Benitez/Little (BU) 6-4
2. Crystal/Verboven (USC) vs. Schretter/Bendeck (BU) unfinished
3. Bellamy/Jaede (USC) def. Tchoutakian/Frantzen (BU) 6-4
1. #15 Juan Benitez (Baylor) def. #16 Brandon Holt (USC) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. #81 Johannes Schretter (Baylor) def. Nick Crystal (USC) 6-4, 6-3
3. #35 Max Tchoutakian (Baylor) def. #45 Logan Smith (USC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
4. Jack Jaede (USC) def. Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor) 6-3, 6-1
5. Will Little (Baylor) def.Thibault Forget (USC) 6-3, 7-5
6. Riley Smith (USC) def. Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) 7-5, 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,6,2,1,5.3)
March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. No. 1 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat (Cal) def. No. 58 Spencer Papa/Alex Ghilea (OU), 6-1
2. No. 54 Andre Goransson/Billy Griffith (Cal) def. Florin Bragusi/Jochen Bertsch (OU), 7-5*
3. Mason Bridegan/Adrian Oetzbach (OU) def. Bjorn Hoffmann/J.T. Nishimura (Cal), 6-2
1. No. 14 Florian Lakat (Cal) def. Spencer Papa (OU), 6-2, 7-5
2. Alex Ghilea (OU) def. No. 30 Andre Goransson (Cal), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. No. 109 Filip Bergevi (Cal) vs. Florin Bragusi (OU), Unfinished
4. No. 53 Billy Griffith (Cal) def. Jochen Bertsch (OU), 6-3, 6-0
5. Bjorn Hoffmann (Cal) vs. Adrian Oetzbach (OU), Unfinished
6. J.T. Nishimura (Cal) def. Arnaud Restifo (OU), 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4, 1, 2, 6^)
March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. No. 43 Majed Kilani/Or Ram-Harel (TUL) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Dominik Sochurek (PUR_M) 6-1
2. Dominic Bechard/Okkie Kellerman (TUL) def. Ricky Medinilla/Benjamin Ugarte (PUR_M) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Gergely Madarasz/Athell Bennett (PUR_M) def. Jarod Hing/Daniel Santos (TUL) 6-4
1. Ricky Medinilla (PUR_M) def. No. 27 Or Ram-Harel (TUL) 6-0, 6-2
2. No. 102 Gergely Madarasz (PUR_M) vs. Majed Kilani (TUL) DNF
3. Benjamin Ugarte (PUR_M) def. Jarod Hing 6-2, 7-2
4. Stephan Koenigsfest (PUR_M) def. Daniel Santos (TUL) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
5. Renan Hanayama (PUR_M) vs. Mitchell Pritchard (TUL) DNF
6. Athell Bennett (PUR_M) def. Kellerman (TUL) 6-0, 7-5
Tulsa 10-11; National ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,6,4)
1. Sasha Gozun (USF) def. #50 Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
2. #56 Hunter Johnson (SMU) def. #122 Alberto Barroso-Campos (USF) 6-4, 6-4
3. Samm Butler (SMU) vs. Justin Roberts (USF) DNF
4. #92 Peter Bertran (USF) def. Markus Kerner (SMU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Tony Russell (SMU) 6-2, 7-6(5)
6. Yates Johnson (SMU) def. Jakub Wojcik (USF) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
1. Sasha Gozun/Alberto Barroso Campos (USF) def. #18 Yates Johnson/Hunter Johnson (SMU) 6-3
2. Arkadijs Slobodkins/Markus Kerner (SMU) def. Peter Bertran/Justin Roberts (USF) 6-1
3. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy/Jakub Wojcik (USF) def. Tony Russell/Ronald Slobodchikov (SMU) 7-6(3)
SMU 10-6; National ranking #33
South Florida 11-6; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,5,2,6,1)
BNP Paribas Collegiate Challenge - Live Scoring & Streaming Video on courts 7 & 8.
#1 Oklahoma vs Purdue - 11:30am est
#28 Cal vs. #29 Columbia - 2pm est
#20 Tulsa vs. #4 USC - 4:30pm est
#3 Baylor vs. BYU - 7pm est
Purdue vs. #28 Cal - 11:30am est
#1 Oklahoma vs. #29 Columbia - 2pm est
#4 USC vs. #3 Baylor - 5pm est
#20 Tulsa vs. BYU - 8pm est
#1 Oklahoma vs. #3 Baylor - 1pm est
#20 Tulsa vs. #28 Cal - 2pm est
#75 UC Irvine vs. Purdue - 3pm est
#4 USC vs. #29 Columbia - 4pm est
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of March 20th. For more details about UTR check out their website.
The headliner of the day was between #3 Baylor and #4 USC. It was almost a forgone conclusion that Baylor would take the doubles point with how dominant they'd been in doubles play but USC had the point well within grasp. Baylor's #3 duo of Vince Schneider and Felipe Rios were first off the court with 6-3 win but USC's #1 pair of Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz answered with a 6-4 win. So it all came down to #2 doubles where Baylor's Julian Lenz and Diego Galeano had jumped out to an early break lead on USC's Max De Vroome and Eric Johnson. USC's 2s would break back to even it at 4 then get a De Vroome hold to go up 5-4 and then would go up 0-30 on the Galeano serve. The Baylor 2s would win 4 straight points to hold for 5-5 but then Eric Johnson would hold at 40-15 to put USC up 6-5. For the second service game in a row Baylor would go down 0-30 but they'd dig themselves out again by winning 3 straight points to go up 40-30. After USC got the next point to make it 40-40, which was a deciding/break point, Lenz dropped the hammer on a 1st serve and sent to a tiebreak. The tiebreak was all Baylor as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead and ended up cruising to a 7-1 win.
In singles, Baylor jumped out to an early break lead at 1, 2, 5, 6 while USC got the early advantage at 3 and 4. The first to finish was Baylor's Felipe Rios as he snapped Nick Crystal's 10 match winning streak with a 6-2, 6-3 win at #6 singles. After falling behind 4-2 in the 1st, USC's Roberto Quiroz would win 4 straight to close out the opening set then would keep the momentum going in the second and would finish off Tony Lupieri 6-4, 6-3 at #2 singles.
Eric Johnson would then even the match at 2-2 with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Max Tchoutakian at #3. Johnson led virtually the entire match before giving up his break lead late in the 2nd set. After falling behind 5-4 in the 2nd, Johnson won the final 3 games to close it out.
It looked like for a while that Jonny Wang would be the first off the court after he jumped out to a 6-2, 4-1 lead on Vince Schneider but the BU sophomore rallied to take 4 straight to go up 5-4 in the 2nd. Wang would then do as Johnson did and win the final 3 games to close it out 6-2, 7-5.
USC was now just a point away with a 3-2 lead but Baylor had the upper hand on each of the 2 remaining courts. Baylor senior Mate Zsiga would tie it up a 3 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Max De Vroome at #5 singles. Zsiga led this match wire to wire by breaking De Vroome to start both the first set and second sets. Zsiga would not be broke the entire match.
The final match on court was at #1 singles between Julian Lenz and Yannick Hanfmann. Lenz cruised in the 1st set taking it 6-2 and it stayed close deep into the 2nd set until Hanfmann broke Lenz to go up 5-4. However Hanfmann would get broke serving for the set and Lenz would consolidate the break with a hold and would then break again to take the match 6-2, 7-5.
It's interesting to note that all 6 singles matches were finished in straight sets and none even made it to a tiebreak.
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of March 21st. For more details about UTR check out their website.
In the first semifinal of the day it looked like Columbia had a really good chance to pull off the upset after they took the doubles point and 3 opening sets against #1 Oklahoma. However while Oklahoma's Andrew Harris, Axel Alvarez, and Spencer Papa would finish off each of their matches in straight sets only Columbia's Mike Vermeer would be able to do the same. After Max Schnur took the first set 7-6 at #3, Oklahoma's Dane Webb would win 12 of the next 17 games to clinch the win. The match at #4 was halted with Columbia's Ashok Narayana leading 3-2 in the 3rd set.
"Dane did a terrific job for us, Roddick said. "He turned his match around and did a terrific job of clinching the match for us. Columbia really made us work hard today.
San Diego won the tournament it co-hosted with San Diego State by knocking off #33 Drake 4-2. The Toreros took the doubles point and picked up straight sets wins by Uros Petronijevic, Filip Vittek, and Jordan Angus at 1, 2, and 3 singles.
San Diego recap
"It's a team goal to go undefeated throughout the year, and to be undefeated at home thus far has been huge," head coach Brett Masi noted afer the victory. "To play all three matches at home this week was a big advantage. We play our best tennis on our home courts, but playing back-to-back matches everyday against top-45 teams is not easy. In the end, it feels great to take first place in a tournament, especially hosting. We won in 2011 at the inaugural tournament, and since then we haven't been able to do so until today. It's a great tournament and we were able to turn it around even after struggling in our last couple of matches on the road. We played great tennis the past few days and I am really proud of the guys for staying focused and playing their best tennis."
Baylor's #2 team of Julian Lenz and Diego Galeano won easily 6-2 but Oklahoma would win the other 2 courts 6-4 with Dane Webb and Axel Alvarez getting it done on 1 and Spencer Papa and Florin Bragusi winning on 3. It was the first win of the year for the Papa/Bragusi pairing and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Each team would take 3 1st sets but with Baylor needing 4 singles wins they would need to close out their 3 and turn 1 more - OU wouldn't let it happen. Axel Alvarez put OU up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 shellacking over Tony Lupieri at #2 and Alex Ghilea would make it 3-0 with an equally dominant 6-2 6-3 win over Vince Schneider at #4. Julian Lenz would get Baylor on the board with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #1 over Andrew Harris and Mate Zsiga was just 2 games away from winning at #5. However, Oklahoma's Florin Bragusi would put an end to any doubt and clinch the win and title by defeating Felipe Rios 7-5, 6-4 at #6 and thus snap Rios's 10-match winning streak.
Getting the doubles point was huge for Oklahoma because even though they've come back before after dropping it this was a red-hot Baylor team they were facing. If Baylor takes that opening point then it would have come down to a 3rd set at #3. Of course you can play the IF game all day; bottom line is Oklahoma keeps on winning and keeps performing when it matters that most.
"Axel was very solid today," Roddick said. "He did a good job of getting early leads and capitalized on first opportunities to close out each set."
FYI, the number beside the player's school is the player's Universal Tennis Rating as of March 21st. For more details about UTR check out their website.
#1 Oklahoma 4, #3 Baylor 1
Mar 22, 2015 at Indian Wells, California (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Who Wins The Oracle Challenge This Weekend At Indian Wells
The rain in Oxford forced play indoors and with it went Florida's chances as Ole Miss never let the Gators get in the match. Ole Miss picked up the doubles point then closed out 1, 2, and 3 singles to post the 4-0 shutout. With there just being 3 indoor courts the matches at 4 and 5 didn't go on until a court opened up and the match at 6 never took the court.
"Florida has a very good team, and I have a lot of respect for them and their coaches," head coach Toby Hansson said. "They always come out firing and we knew it would be a battle. We were able to win a close doubles point and take the momentum into singles. I have to give credit to the crowd again. We appreciate everybody getting out of bed on a Sunday morning and coming here to watch us. They were fantastic."
Read the Duke recap for everything that happened in this one - excellent recap!!
"It's tough coming back against a very tough opponent like Rubin is, Alvarez added. "At first I wasn't in the rhythm of competition and he was playing well. Then I started coming back by giving myself some positive energy and seeing the other guys were doing great really helped me. I loosened up and started playing better. I changed my strategy a little bit and that helped me. I was able to pull it off in the end.
After sweeping all 3 doubles courts, Virginia Tech found itself in a hole trailing 3-2 and with NC State leading on both of the remaining courts. NC State's #5 Nick Horton would lead 5-2 in the 3rd and it looked certain the #16 Hokies would go down however Edoardo Tessaro rallied and won the final 5 games games of the match to take it 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to even the match at 3-3. Virginia Tech's #2 Amerigo Contini would come back from a set down to even his match at a set a piece and then Contini raced out to a 5-2 lead in the 3rd. NC State's Simon Norenius would hold and break to get it back on serve at 4-5 but wouldn't you know that Contini would break right back to clinch the win for Virginia Tech.
VA Tech recap
NC State recap
March 22,2015 at Raleigh, N.C. -(J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
Six men's and six women's teams will converge on Montgomery, Alabama for the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. The Classic stated all the way back in 1949 and has evolved over the years from an individual event to a team event. One of the things that makes this such a unique event are the host families that take in the teams every year. The players and coaches love coming to Montgomery which is why several teams have been participating in this event for years and will likely keep coming back. There are a slew of positives testimonials that you can read over which talk about all the finer points of the weekend experience.
For those that saw the draw and were wondering how the semifinals work since there are only six teams here is the answer I got from the tournament director Geoff Waring, "The fourth semifinalist will be a lucky loser or the best scorer of the three losers". So if I understand that correctly, if South Florida were to beat Boise State 4-3 while Oklahoma State beat Alabama 4-2 and Princeton beat Auburn 4-1 then Boise State and South Florida would play again due to Boise State having the highest losing total. If there is a tie then as of this minute the tiebreak would be fewest games lost but that may change according to Geoff.
The 2016 BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge presented by Oracle (that's a mouthful) which will take place from March 18th to 20th at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Last year the event was an 8-team tournament but this year they've condensed it down into a round-robin format to avoid having teams from the same conference play each other. There will be one women's match taking place on Saturday between Baylor and USC so that is a slight change from the past.
Friday: Illinois vs. Baylor
Saturday: Cal vs. Baylor, USC vs. Oklahoma, Baylor vs. USC (women)
Sunday: Cal vs. Oklahoma, USC vs. Baylor
There will be two courts that will have live streaming via PlaySight - I remember last year one of the matches came down to a court that was beside the streaming court so I was watching the corner of the court and listening to audio to see who won each point - sometimes you take what you can get!
The full release for this event is below and here - should be a nice event. The only concern I have is to see the event you are required to have tickets to the main ATP/WTA Master Series event. I'm just wondering how many people are going to mozy over to see these matches in between or before or after the main draw pro matches because the Saturday/Sunday matches will be going up against the semifinals and finals.
In my opinion they'd draw more fans to see the college matches if they played it on the previous weekend when the early round matches are taking place all across the complex. If you do it then there would a much larger pool of people to draw from since they sell general admission/grounds passes to the early rounds. Just my two cents on the subject.
The other event I wanted to highlight is the National Alumni Championships which will take place at TCU from June 3rd-5th. This will the third year that the event has been held with Tom Hand (LSU ''99) leading the charge as tournament director.
Below is from the NAC's website
Tournament Director Tom Hand explains how the NAC began...
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