Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight

Twelve automatic bids went out last week on the women's side, eleven conference tournaments and the Ivy League, with the top seed winning seven conference tournaments and the two seed winning the other four. Below are last week's big winners and further below are the teams that were last week's biggest losers. 

Vanderbilt - the Commodores won the SEC Championship for the second year in a row, third time in the last four years, with a 4-0 win over the second seed Florida. VU junior Fernanda Contreras clinched the match with a dominating 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2. The top seeds defeated Texas A&M 4-1 in the quarterfinals and Ole Miss 4-1 in the semifinals. 

Ten automatic bids went out last week on the men's side, nine conference tournaments and the Ivy League, with the top seed winning just four conference tournaments, the two seed winning three, and the three seed winning two. Below are last week's big winners and further below are the teams that were last week's biggest losers. 

Tulane - the Green Wave captured its first American Athletic Conference Championship, and first conference championship since 2005, with a 4-3 win over four-time defending champion South Florida. Tulane sophomore Tim Ruetzel clinched the title with a 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 win at No. 6.  

Saturday was moving day with some teams moving into conference finals, and/or wrapping up regular season play with a huge win, while others moved off the bubble and into an early offseason after a tough loss. Let's start off with conference tournament action in the American Athletic Conference. A week ago the four-time reigning AAC Champion South Florida Bulls looked like a team that was ready to call it a season after losing six of seven and heading into the regular season finale against UCF with just a 7-15 record. But somehow the Bulls have caught fire and after taking it to UCF in the War on I-4 they've now found themselves in a fifth straight conference final after a pair of 4-3 wins over No. 4 seed Wichita State and No. 1 seed Memphis.

On Friday in the Wichita State match, it was junior Alberto Barroso-Campos that was the hero after he won the final three games to win the decider at No. 1 over Haru Inoue 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Then on Saturday against No. 18 Memphis, the Bulls came back from 3-2 down with senior Grayson Goldin defeating Kai Lemke 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 and sophomore Pierre Luquet clinching the match with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Chris Patzanvsky at No. 4. The result was one that took many, including me, by surprise because Memphis had just defeated USF 4-0 a little over two weeks ago in a match that Memphis thoroughly dominated winning doubles matches 6-0 and 6-1 and singles matches 6-2, 6-0; 6-3, 6-2; and 6-0, 6-0. On another note USF is now a perfect 14-0 in AAC conference tournament play.

South Florida (recap) head coach Ashley Fisher on the big win, "A lot of people were surprised by today's result, but no one that has anything to do with USF men's tennis. We have always known that when we leave it out there as a team and embrace big moments, anything is possible. Pierre Luquet grew up in front of my eyes today and we got inspiring performances from Grayson and Kuba. We played the best doubles point of the season and maintained an incredible level of energy and passion throughout the match. I couldn't be any prouder of this group than I am right now".

Third-ranked Vanderbilt, playing without its top player Astra Sharma (rib injury), captured its second straight SEC regular season championship in dramatic fashion on the road in Gainesville. The Commodores fell behind No. 10 Florida 3-1 and were trailing on each of the three remaining courts. Vandy junior Emily Smith trimmed the deficit to 3-2 by coming back from a break down in both the second and third sets to defeat Katie Kubicz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6. Vandy sophomore Christina Rosca tied it at 3-3 after coming back from 2-0 down in the third to defeat Josie Kuhlman 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 at No. 2. In the deciding match at No. 5, Vandy junior Summer Dvorak came back from a double-break 4-1 third-set deficit to defeat Peggy Porter 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. The Commodores are the top seed in this week's SEC Tournament in Knoxville.

Texas Tech, ranked No. 13, improved to 16-5 after going on the road and sweeping No. 51 Oklahoma and No. 11 Oklahoma State. The Red Raiders rolled over the higher-ranked OSU Cowgirls 4-1 on Sunday after getting a scare from OU on Friday. Against OU, Tech squeezed out the doubles point by winning tiebreaks at No. 1 and No. 2 and then extended the lead to 3-0 with wins at No. 4 and No. 6. OU swept the top three singles spots to tie it at 3-3 but Tech's Sarah Dvorak held on to win the decider 7-6(4) in the third. Texas Tech, which closes out the regular season with road matches at Iowa State and West Virginia, should all but be a lock to host a regional.

It was a pretty wild weekend of college tennis with several unexpected surprises. Some teams positioned themselves really well to get a NCAA at-large bid while others took some bad losses and may have put themselves on the outside looking in.   

We will start with the big winners of the week on the men's side. Dartmouth extended its winning streak to four, and put itself in position to win its first Ivy League title since 1997, after coming back from a 3-0 deficit to stun No. 15 Columbia 4-3. Dartmouth senior Max Fliegner tied the match at 3-3 after coming back from a break down in the third set to defeat Columbia sophomore Adam Ambrozy 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4. Ambrozy was serving up 3-2 (40/15) in the third set before being overruled on an out call and after being assessed a point-penalty (3rd overrule) he lost the 40/40 point to make it 3-3. After an exchange of holds, Fliegner was serving 4-4 (40/30) when Ambrozy called a serve out. Fliegner appealed the call to the chair and when the overrule was granted that meant it was game, set, and match since it was Ambrozy's fourth overrule which resulted in a game penalty. By this time Dartmouth freshman Dan Martin had opened up a 4-0 lead in the third set at No. 3 and would go on to close out Columbia freshman Jack Lin 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-0. 

The win by the Big Green snapped Columbia's seven-year Ivy League home winning streak which dated back to April 23, 2011. 

Dartmouth entered the weekend in good shape to get an at-large bid but after beating Columbia and Cornell they don't have to worry about being on the bubble any more. The Big Green can secure the Ivy's automatic bid by defeating Penn and Princeton at home next weekend. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:13

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:00

Women's Conference Races - Bubble Watch

Last week I took a look at the men's conference races so now it's time for the women. There will be 30 women's conference tournaments this year with each winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The only conference that does not have a tournament is the Ivy League which awards its automatic berth to the regular season champion. The only school that won't be able to defend its conference title will be Wichita State which moved from Missouri Valley to the American after winning nine straight MVC titles. There will be 33 at-large bids into the NCAA Tournament with the at-large ranking cutoff expected to be 41 or 42. 

Below is a look at the conference races with the contenders listed for all of my projected 1-bid leagues. For the Power 5, AAC, and CUSA I'll list who I think is probably in along with teams that will be on the bubble. Teams in the bigger conferences have enough matches left against ranked teams to make a move while teams in the one-bid leagues will not. 

Monday, 09 April 2018 05:35

Weekend's Winners & Losers

Now that April is here each and every weekend will shape what the postseason will look like and this past weekend was no exception. There were some men's teams that were ranked in the 50s or lower that really stepped it up while there were some teams in the 30s and 40s that really fell flat. With the at-large cutoff into the NCAAs expected to be in the lower 40s that means some teams found hope while others found despair. 

Two of the biggest winners on the men's side were Virginia Tech and Indiana.

Virginia Tech entered the weekend with a 12-6 record and a ranking of No. 53 but after upsetting No. 12 Florida State 4-3 and then blowing out No. 43 Miami 7-0 the Hokies are expected to jump all the way up to around No. 40. Virginia Tech has three regular season matches remaining against No. 69 VCU, No. 40 Louisville, and No. 42 Virginia and all three are at home. A sweep of the three would put Virginia Tech into the NCAAs with ease which is something that I didn't foresee prior to this past week. 

Thursday, 05 April 2018 14:22

2018 Women's Conference Tournament Central

There will be 31 automatic bids handed for the upcoming NCAA Championships with the winners of the below conferences each getting 1 of those 31. The list of winners will be at the very bottom of this page.

How is seeding done at most conferences?
There are some conferences that play a round robin format during the regular season and some that do not. The ones that do not play a full round robin format usually seed the conference tournament based off the most recent ITA rankings. The next thing you're probably wondering is what if there aren't any teams ranked in the ITA top 50 - then what? The conferences and schools are able to see the unpublished rankings so that way they can seed accordingly.
 
2018 Conference Tournament Dates/Sites
  
W-Conference Dates Location Host School 2017 Champion
AAC 4/18 - 4/21 Dallas SMU South Florida
ACC 4/25 - 4/29 Cary, NC   North Carolina
Atlantic 10 4/26 - 4/29 Lake Nona, FL   UMass
Atlantic Sun 4/20 - 4/22 Jacksonville North Florida North Florida
Big 12 4/26 - 4/29 Norman Oklahoma Texas Tech
Big East 4/26 - 4/29 Cayce, SC   DePaul
Big Sky 4/26 - 4/28 Phoenix   Idaho
Big South 4/18 - 4/21 Rock Hill, SC Winthrop Winthrop
Big Ten 4/26 - 4/29 Minneapolis Minnesota Ohio State
Big West 4/26 - 4/29 Indian Wells   UC Santa Barbara
Colonial 4/19 - 4/22 Elon, NC Elon William & Mary
Conference USA 4/19 - 4/22 Norfolk Old Dominion Rice
Horizon 4/27 - 4/29 West Lafayette, IN   Youngstown State
MAAC 4/28 - 4/29 West Windsor, NJ   Quinnipiac
MEAC 4/26 - 4/28 Norfolk Norfolk State South Carolina State
Mid-American 4/27 - 4/29 Muncie, IN Ball State Buffalo
Missouri Valley 4/27 - 4/29 Springfield, MO Missouri State Wichita State
Mountain West 4/26 - 4/29 Boise Boise State San Jose State
Northeast 4/20 - 4/22 West Windsor, NJ   LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley 4/20 - 4/22 Nashville, TN Belmont/Tenn State SIU Edwardsville
Pac-12 4/25 - 4/29 Ojai, CA   Stanford
Patriot 4/19 - 4/22 West Point, NY Army Boston U
SEC 4/18 - 4/22 Knoxville Tennessee Vanderbilt
Southern 4/20 - 4/22 Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga Furman
Southland 4/27 - 4/29 Beaumont, TX Lamar Texas A&M Corpus
Summit 4/27 - 4/28 Denver Denver Denver
Sun Belt 4/19 - 4/22 Peachtree City, GA Georgia State Louisiana Monroe
SWAC 4/13 - 4/15 New Orleans   Alabama State
WAC 4/27 - 4/29 Phoenix Grand Canyon UMKC
WCC 4/26 - 4/28 Claremont, CA   Pepperdine
 
Week of April 23rd-April 29th
 
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) - Cary, NC - April 25-29
 
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2017 Champion: North Carolina
Participants: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, NC State, Miami, Clemson, Boston College, Pitt, Syracuse
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#12 Louisville vs. #13 Virginia Tech - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring
#10 Boston College vs. #15 Pitt - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring
#11 Wake Forest vs. #14 Notre Dame - 11:30 a.m. - Live Scoring
 
Thursday (Second Round)
#8 NC State vs. #9 Clemson - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring
#5 Florida State vs. 12/13 winner - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring
#7 Syracuse vs. 10/15 winner - 11:30 a.m. - Live Scoring
#6 Virginia vs. 11/14 winner - 11:30 a.m. - Live Scoring
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Duke vs. 8/9 winner - 9 a.m.
#4 Miami FL vs. 5/12/13 winner - 9 a.m.
#2 Georgia Tech vs. 7/10/15 winner - 11:30 a.m.
#3 North Carolina vs. 6/11/14 winner - 11:30 a.m.
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
 
Sunday (Finals)
10 a.m.
 

 

Pac-12 Conference - Ojai, Ca - April 25-28 

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2017 Champion: Stanford
Participants: USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Washington State Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado
 
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#8 Washington vs. #9 Colorado - 2 p.m.
#6 USC vs. #11 Arizona - 2 p.m.
#7 Oregon vs. #10 Utah - 6 p.m.
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Stanford vs. 8/9 winner - 5 p.m.
#4 Cal vs. #5 Washington State - 1:30 p.m.
#3 Arizona State vs. 6/11 winner - 1:30 p.m.
#2 UCLA vs. 7/10 winner - 5 p.m.
 
Friday (Semifinals)

 
Saturday (Championship)
 


Big Ten Conference - Minneapolis, MN - April 26-29
 
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2017 Champion: Ohio State
Participants: Illinois, Ohio State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan St, Penn St, Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue, Maryland, Rutgers
 
Live Scoring/Video
Big Ten Network Broadcast - Finals

Thursday (First Round) 
#8 Minnesota vs. #9 Maryland - 11 a.m. - Live Scoring/Video (only if indoors)
#7 Michigan State vs. #10 Indiana - 1:30 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video (only if indoors)

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Ohio State vs. #5 Purdue - 10 a.m.
#1 Northwestern vs. #8/#9 winner - 12:30 p.m.
#2 Michigan vs. #7/#10 winner - 3 p.m
#3 Illinois vs. #6 Nebraska - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday (Semifinals)
12 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

Sunday (Finals)
1 p.m.


Big 12 Conference - Austin, TX - April 26-29
 
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2017 Champion: Texas Tech
Participants: Baylor, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia
 

Thursday (First Round)
#7 Oklahoma vs. #10 Iowa State - 11 a.m. - Live Scoring/Video
#8 TCU vs. #9 West Virginia - 11 a.m. - Live Scoring2/Video
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Kansas vs. #5 Baylor - 10 a.m. - Live Scoring/Video
#1 Texas vs. 8/9 winner - 1 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video
#2 Oklahoma State vs. 7/10 winner - 4 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video
#3 Texas Tech vs. #6 Kansas State - 4 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
4 p.m.
4 p.m. 

Sunday (Finals)
2 p.m.


Atlantic 10  - Orlando, FL - April 25-29
 
A10
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Champion: UMass
Participants: Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's, St. Louis, VCU
 

Wednesday (First Round)
#4 Duquesne vs. #13 LaSalle - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring/Video
#5 Richmond vs. #12 Rhod Island - 9 a.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
#8 Fordham vs. #9 St. Louis - 12 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
#3 Davidson vs. #14 St. Bonaventure - 12 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
#6 UMass vs. #11 St. Joseph's - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
#7 Dayton vs. #10 George Mason - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals) 
#1 VCU vs. 8/9 winner - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
#2 George Washington vs. 7/10 winner - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
4/13 winner vs. 5/12 winner - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
3/14 winner vs. 6/11 winner - 3 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
 
Saturday (Semfinals)
1 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
1 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
 
Sunday (Finals)
1 p.m.  - Live Scoring/Video
 
 
 
Big East Conference - Cayce, SC - April 26-29
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2017 Champion: DePaul
Participants: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John's, Villanova, Xavier
 
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 Butler vs. #9 Georgetown - 9 a.m.
#7 Creighton vs. #10 Providence - 9 a.m. - Live Scoring
  
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 St. John's vs. #8/#9 Winner - 9 a.m.
#2 DePaul vs. #7/#10 Winner - 9 a.m.
#3 Marquette vs. #6 Villanova - 9 a.m.
#4 Xavier vs. #5 Seton Hall - 12:30 p.m. 

Saturday (Semifinals)
9 a.m.
9 a.m.

Sunday (Finals)
9 a.m.

 
Big Sky Conference - Phoenix, AZ - April 26-28 
 
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2017 Champion: Idaho
Participants are top 6 out these 12: Weber St, Idaho, Sacramento St, Montana, Northern Arizona, Montana State-Bozeman, Eastern Washington, Idaho St, Northern Colorado, Portland St, North Dakota, Southern Utah.
 
Scoring Updates: Big Sky Twitter

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#3 Eastern Washington vs. #6 Weber State - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring
#4 Idaho State vs. #5 Southern Utah - 1:30 p.m. - Live Scoring

Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Northern Arizona vs. lowest seed - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring
#2 Idaho vs. highest seed - 1:30 p.m. - Live Scoring

Saturday (Finals)
12 p.m. - Live Scoring


Big West Conference - Indian Wells, CA - April 26-29
 
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2017 Champion: UC Santa Barbara
Participants: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Hawaii, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara.
 
Scoring Updates: Big West Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 UC Irvine vs. #9 UC Riverside - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring 

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 8/9 Winner - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring
#4 Hawai'i vs. #5 Long Beach State - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring
#3 Cal State Fullerton vs. #6 CSUN - 2 p.m. - Live Scoring
#2 UC Davis vs. #7 Cal Poly - 2 p.m. - Live Scoring

Saturday (Semifinals)
12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.

Sunday (Finals) 
12:30 p.m.



Horizon League - West Lafayette, IN - April 27-29
 
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2017 Champion: Youngstown State
Participants are top 6 out of these 10: Cleveland State, Detroit, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Wright St, Youngstown St
 
Scoring Updates: Horizon Twitter
ESPN3 Broadcast

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#3 Cleveland State vs. #6 Northern Kentucky - 11 a.m
#4 Wright State vs. #5 Oakland - 11 a.m. 

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 UIC vs. 4/5 winner - 11 a.m.
#2 Youngstown State vs. 3/6 winner - 11 a.m. 

Sunday (Finals)
10 a.m. - ESPN3


Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) - West Windsor, NJ - April 28-29
 
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2017 Champion: Quinnipiac
Participants are top 4 of these 8: Quinnipiac, Monmouth, Marist, Fairfield, Niagara, Rider, Siena, St. Peter's
 
Scoring Updates: MAAC Twitter

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Quinnipiac vs #4 Niagara - 2 p.m.
#2 Marist vs #3 Siena - 2 p.m.

Sunday (Finals)
2 p.m. 
 
 

Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) - Norfolk, VA - April 26-28

MEAC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Champion: South Carolina State
Participants are top 4 in each division. Northern Division: Coppin State, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State. Southern Division: Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State.
 
Scoring Updates: MEAC Twitter

Thursday (Quarterfinals) 
N1 Hampton vs. S4 North Carolina A&T State - 8:30 a.m.
S1 Florida A&M vs. N4 Norfolk State - 8:30 a.m.
S2 Bethune-Cookman vs. N3 Howard - 11 a.m.
N2 Morgan State vs. S3 South Carolina State - 11 a.m
 
Friday (Semifinals) 
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
 
Saturday (Finals) 
9 a.m.


Mid-American Conference (MAC) - Muncie, IN - April 27-29
 
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2017 Champion: Buffalo
Participants are top 6 out of these 9: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Miami OH, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Bowling Green vs. #5 Eastern Michigan - 10 a.m.
#3 Toledo vs. #6 Ball State - 2 p.m.

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Buffalo vs. 4/5 winner - 10 a.m.
#2 Miami OH vs. 3/6 winner - 2 p.m.
 
Sunday (Finals)
12 p.m.


Mountain West Conference - Boise, ID - April 26-29
 
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2017 Champion: San Jose State
Participants: Air Forece, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego St, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, Wyoming
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 Nevada vs. #9 New Mexico - 11 a.m.
#7 Air Force vs. #10 Utah State - 3 p.m.
#6 Boise State vs. #11 Colorado State - 6 p.m. 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 UNLV vs. 8/9 winner - 12 p.m.
#4 San Diego State vs. #5 Wyoming - 12 p.m.
#2 Fresno State vs. 7/10 winner - 4 p.m
#3 San Jose State vs. 6/11 winner - 4 p.m. 

Saturday (Semifinals)
12 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video
4 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video

Sunday (Finals)
1 p.m. - Live Scoring/Video


Missouri Valley Conference - Springfield, MO - April 27-29
 
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2017 Champion: Wichita State
Participants: Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Stony Brook, Valparaiso
 
Scoring Update: Missouri Valley Twitter

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Missouri State vs. #5 Bradley - 11 a.m. - Live Scoring
#3 Illinois State vs. #6 Northern Iowa - 2 p.m. - Live Scoring
#2 Stony Brook vs. #7 Valparaiso - 2 p.m. - Live Scoring

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Drake vs. 8/9 winner - 11 a.m. - Live Scoring
2 p.m.

Sunday (Finals)
11 a.m. - Live Scoring
 

Southland Conference - Beaumont, TX - April 27-29 
 
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2017 Champion: Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Participants (8 of 12): Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Incarnate Word, Lamar, McNeese State, New Orleans, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi   
 
Scoring Updates: Southland Twitter 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 - 11 a.m.
 - 11 a.m.
 - 3 p.m.
 - 3 p.m. 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
 
Sunday (Finals)
3 p.m.
 
 
The Summit League - Denver, CO - April 27-28
 
Summit League
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Champion: Denver
Participants are four of these six: Denver, Nebraska-Omaha,Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota St, Western Illinois

Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Denver vs. #4 Western Illinois - 12 p.m. - Live Scoring
#2 Omaha vs. #3 South Dakota - 3 p.m. - Live Scoring

Saturday (Finals) 
12 p.m.


West Coast Conference - 
Claremont, CA - April 26-28 
 
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2017 Champion: Pepperdine
Participants: San Diego, Portland, Pepperdine, Pacific, BYU, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary's, Gonzaga, Santa Clara.

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#3 Loyola Marymount vs. #6 Santa Clara - 4 p.m. - Live Scoring
#4 BYU vs. #5 St. Mary's - 4 p.m. - Live Scoring

Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Pepperdine vs. 4/5 winner - 5 p.m.
#2 Gonzaga vs. 3/6 winner - 5 p.m.

Saturday (Finals)
5 p.m. 


Western Athletic Conference - Mesa, AZ - April 27-29
 
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2017 Champion: UMKC
Participants: Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Missouri-Kansas City, New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas Rio Grande Valley. 
 
Scoring Updates: WAC Twitter

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Grand Canyon vs. #5 Chicago State - 12 p.m.
#3 New Mexico State vs. #6 Seattle - 12 p.m. 

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 UTRGV vs. 4/5 winner - 12 p.m.
#2 UMKC vs. 3/6 winner - 12 p.m. 

Sunday (Finals)
9 a.m. 
 
 
 
Note: The Ivy League doesn't have a post season tournament - the regular season champion earns the NCAA Automatic Bid.
 
2018 Women's Champions (with seed listed)
American Athletic Conference - #2 Tulsa
Atlantic Coast Conference 
Atlantic Sun Conference - #2 North Florida
Atlantic 10 Conference
Big East Conference 
Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference - #1 Winthrop
Big Ten Conference 
Big 12 Conference
Big West Conference 
Colonial Athletic Association - #1 William & Mary
Conference USA - #1 Florida International 
Horizon League 
The Ivy League - Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference 
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 
Missouri Valley Conference 
Mountain West Conference
Northeast Conference - #1 LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley Conference - #1 Eastern Kentucky
Pac-12 Conference 
Patriot League - #2 Army 
Southeastern Conference - #1 Vanderbilt
Southern Conference - #1 Furman
Southland Conference 
Southwestern Athletic Conference - #1 Alabama State
The Summit League 
Sun Belt Conference - #2 Georgia State
West Coast Conference 
Western Athletic Conference 
 
 

Week of April 9th-15th

Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) - New Orleans - April 13-15
 
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2017 Champion: Alabama State
Participants:  Alabama State, Alcorn State, Grambling, Jackson State, Prairie View, Southern.
 
Scoring Updates: SWAC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Jackson State def. #6 Grambling State 4-0
#5 Alcorn State def. #3 Southern 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Alabama State vs. #4 Jackson State 4-1
#5 Alcorn State def. #2 #2 Prairie View 4-3
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Alabama State def. #5 Alcorn State 4-0
 
 
 
 

Week of April 16th-22nd

 
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2017 Champion: Vanderbilt
Participants: Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee (host), Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
 
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#11 Arkansas def. #14 Missouri 4-1
#12 Tennessee def. #13 Alabama 4-1
 
Thursday (Second Round)
#10 LSU def. #7 Mississippi State 4-3 
#11 Arkansas def. #6 Auburn 4-2
#9 Texas A&M def. #8 Kentucky 4-3
#5 Ole Miss def. #12 Tennessee 4-2
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#2 Florida def. #10 LSU (indoors) 4-2
#11 Arkansas def. #3 South Carolina 4-2
#1 Vanderbilt def. #9 Texas A&M 4-1
#5 Ole Miss def. #4 Georgia 4-1
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#2 Florida def. #11 Arkansas 4-2 
#1 Vanderbilt def. #5 Ole Miss 4-1
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Vanderbilt def. #2 Florida 4-0 - Live Scoring/SEC Network
 
 

Big South - Rock Hill, SC - April 18-21

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2017 Champion: Winthrop
Participants: Campbell, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian, Radford, UNC Asheville, Winthrop (host)
 

Wednesday (First Round):
#9 Longwood def. #8 Gardner-Webb 4-3
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Winthrop def. #9 Longwood 4-0
#5 Presbyterian def. #4 Charleston Southern 4-2
#2 Liberty def. #7 UNC Asheville 4-0
#3 Campbell def. #6 Radford 4-1
 
Friday (Semifinals) 
#1 Winthrop def. #5 Presbyterian 4-0
#2 Liberty def. #3 Campbell 4-0
 
Saturday (Finals)
#1 Winthrop def. #2 Liberty 4-3- Live Scoring/Big South GameDay Twitter
 

American Athletic Conference (AAC) - Dallas, TX - April 18 - 21
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2017 Champion: South Florida
Participants: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU (host), Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, USF, UConn, Wichita State

Wednesday (First Round)
#6 Houston def. #11 UConn 4-0 - Live Scoring
#7 Memphis def. #10 Cincinnati 4-1 - Live Scoring
#9 Tulane def. #8 East Carolina 4-3 - Live Scoring
#5 SMU def. #12 Temple 4-0 - Live Scoring

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#1 UCF def. #9 Tulane 4-1 - Live Scoring
#5 SMU def. #4 USF 4-2 - Live Scoring
#3 Wichita State def. #6 Houston 4-2 - Live Scoring
#2 Tulsa def. #7 Memphis 4-1 - Live Scoring
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#5 SMU def. #1 UCF 4-3 - Live Scoring
#2 Tulsa def. #3 Wichita State 4-2 - Live Scoring
 

Saturday (Finals)
#2 Tulsa def. #5 SMU 4-0 - Live Scoring/Broadcast

 

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville, FL - April 20 - 22 

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2017 Champion: North Florida
Participants: Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, NJIT, North Florida (host), Stetson, USC Upstate - top 6 teams qualify
 
Scoring Updates: ASun Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Stetson def. #5 Kennesaw State 4-0
#3 Lipscomb def. #6 NJIT 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#4 Stetson def. #1 Florida Gulf Coast 4-3
#2 North Florida def. #3 Lipscomb 4-0
 
Sunday (Championship) 
#2 North Florida def. #4 Stetson 4-1 - Live Scoring/ESPN3
 
 

Conference USA - Norfolk, VA - April 19 - 22

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2017 Champion: Rice
 
Participants: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Old Dominion (host), Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky
 
Other Updates: CUSA Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)
#9 Charlotte def. #8 Southern Miss 4-2 
#7 Western Kentucky def. #10 LA Tech 4-0
#4 Florida Atlantic def #13 Marshall 4-0
#3 Old Dominion def. #14 UTEP 4-0
#5 Middle Tennessee def. #12 UTSA 4-0 
#6 North Texas def. #11 UAB 4-2 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Florida International def. #9 Charlotte 5-0 - Live Scoring
#2 Rice def. #7 Western Kentucky 5-0 - Live Scoring
#5 Middle Tennessee def. #4 Florida Atlantic 4-3
#3 Old Dominion vs. #6 North Texas 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Florida International def. #5 Middle Tennessee State 5-0. - Live Scoring/CUSA TV
#2 Rice def. #3 Old Dominion 4-1 - Live Scoring/CUSA TV
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Florida International def. #2 Rice 4-3 - Live Scoring/CUSA TV
 


Colonial Athletic Association - Elon, NC - April 19 - 22

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2017 Champion: William & Mary 
Participants: College of Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Elon (host), Hofstra, James Madison, Towson, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary
 
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 Towson def. #9 Hofstra 4-1 - Live Scoring

Friday (Quarterfinals) 
#1 William & Mary def. #8 Towson 4-0 - Live Scoring
#4 Elon def. #5 Drexel 4-0 - Live Scoring
#2 James Madison def. #7 UNCW 4-0 - Live Scoring
#6 Charleston def. #3 Delaware 4-1 - Live Scoring
 
Saturday (Quarterfinals)
#1 William & Mary def. #4 Elon 4-2 - Live Scoring
#2 James Madison def. #6 Charleston 4-1 - Live Scoring
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 William & Mary def. #2 James Madison 4-0 - Live Scoring


 

Northeast Conference - West Windsor, NJ - April 20-22

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2017 Champion: LIU Brooklyn
Participants: Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, St. Francis College (Brooklyn), St. Francis U, Wagner.
 
Scoring Updates: NEC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 LIU Brooklyn def. #8 St. Francis Brooklyn 4-0
#5 Fairleigh Dickinson def. #4 Sacred Heart 4-2
#6 Mount St. Mary's def. #3 St. Francis U 4-3
#2 Bryant def. #7 Wagner 5-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 LIU Brooklyn def. #5 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-0
#2 Bryant def. #6 Mount St. Mary's 5-0
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 LIU Brooklyn def. #2 Bryant 4-1 - NEC Twitter
 
 

Ohio Valley - Nashville, TN - April 20-22

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2017 Champion: SIU Edwardsville
Participants: Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, SIU Edwardsville, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin
 
Scoring Update: OVC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals) 
#3 Austin Peay def. #6 UT Martin 4-1
#5 Eastern Illinois def. #4 Jacksonville State 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#3 Austin Peay def. #2 Murray State 4-1
#1 Eastern Kentucky def. #5 Eastern Illinois 4-0
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Eastern Kentucky def. #3 Austin Peay 4-3 - EKU Twitter/Austin Peay Twitter
 
 
Patriot League - West Point, NY - April 19-22
 
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2017 Champion: Boston U
Participants: Army, Navy, Colgate, Bucknell, Boston U, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola MD
 
Scoring Updates: Patriot Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 Colgate def. #9 Holy Cross 4-0
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Navy def. #8 Colgate 4-0
#4 Lehigh def. #5 Bucknell 4-0
#3 Boston University def. #6 Loyola Maryland 4-0
#2 Army West Point def. #7 Lafayette 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals) 
#1 Navy def. #4 Lehigh 4-3
#2 Army def. #3 Boston U 4-3 
 
Sunday (Finals) 
#2 Army def. #1 Navy 4-2 - Live Stream 
 
 
Southern Conference - Chattanooga, TN - April 20-22
 
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2017 Champion: Furman
Participants: Chattanooga, East Tennessee St, Furman (host), Mercer, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Western Carolina, Wofford
 
Live Scoring
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
No. 1 Furman def. No. 8 UNCG 4-0 - Live Scoring
No. 4 Chattanooga def. No. 5 Mercer 4-0 - Live Scoring
No. 2 ETSU def. No. 7 Wofford 4-0 - Live Scoring
No. 3 Samford def. No. 6 Western Carolina 4-2 - Live Scoring 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Furman def. #4 Chattanooga 4-0 - Live Scoring
#2 ETSU def. #3 Samford 4-0 - Live Scoring
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Furman def. #2 ETSU 4-1 - Live Scoring
 
 
Sun Belt - Peachtree City, GA - April 19-22 
 
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2017 Champion: Louisiana-Monroe
Participants: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas-Arlington, Texas State, Troy
 
ESPN3 (Semis & Finals)
 
Thursday (First Round)
#9 Georgia Southern def. #8 Louisiana 4-2 - Live Scoring
#6 Louisiana-Monroe def. #11 Arkansas State 4-1 - Live Scoring
#7 Appalachian State def. #10 Texas State 4-1 - Live Scoring

Friday (Quarterfinals) 
#1 Troy def. #9 Georgia Southern 4-2 - Live Scoring/Radio Tennis
#4 South Alabama def. #5 Texas-Arlington 4-1 - Live Scoring/Radio Tennis
#6 Louisiana-Monroe def. #3 Coastal Carolina 4-2 - Live Scoring/Radio Tennis
#2 Georgia State def. #7 Appalachian State 4-3. - Live Scoring/Radio Tennis

Saturday (Semifinals)
#4 South Alabama def. #1 Troy 4-1 - Live Scoring/ESPN3
#2 Georgia State vs. #6 Louisiana-Monroe 4-3 - Live Scoring/ESPN3
 
Sunday (Finals)
#2 Georgia State def. #4 South Alabama 4-2 - Live Scoring/ ESPN3
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 08:11

Davis Cup Week - April 2018

There are lots of current and former college players representing their respective countries in Davis Cup action this weekend. Doubles specialists Joran Vliegen (ECU) and Sander Gille (ETSU) will make their Davis Cup debuts for Belgium in the tie against the United States. The duo has already captured one Challenger doubles title this year after winning six titles last year of which four were Challengers. John Isner (UGA) will play in his 16th tie with Team USA while Steve Johnson (USC) will play his fifth. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Okla St) will appear in his 10th tie for Kazakhstan while Tim Puetz (Auburn) will play in his third tie for Germany.

Below is a list of players with college ties that I saw - if I've left anyone off please let me know and I'll get them added. To follow along check out the Davis Cup scoreboard. Group 3 round robin pool play is already underway while Group 1 and 2 get started on Friday.  

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