Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight

While there were several matches played on Tuesday the big story was the names released in a federal investigation into a college admissions scheme where coaches were taking payments to label prospective applicants as athletes to increase their chances of getting accepting. University of Texas head coach Michael Center was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after reportedly accepting approximately $100,000 to designate a 2015 applicant as a tennis recruit. The unnamed applicant was accepted at Texas and subsequently enrolled in school but never played tennis. Center was placed on administrative leave by the school with associate head coach Bruce Berque named interim head coach. The charges against Center are linked here and and an article from Hook'Em is linked here. Center appeared in court on Tuesday and plead not guilty and was released on a $50,000 bond. 

Current Rhode Island women's head coach Gordon Ernst, who was hired in August after serving as head coach at Georgetown for 12 years before departing unexpectedly, was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering. Ernst is reported to have  accepted approximately $2.7M in bribes to help facilitate the acceptance of multiple applicants over a six year period at Georgetown. Ernst has been placed on administrative leave according to this statement from Rhode Island. The full details of Ernst's case are at this link. The school website doesn't list any other coaches so I'm not sure who has taken over in the interim. Ernst appeared in court on Tuesday and was released on a $200,000 bond. 

Full details on the entire case and all the charges brought against multiple individuals are linked here and there's plenty of other info out there all over the internet. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:13

2019 Men's Conference Tournament Central

There will be 30 automatic bids handed out for the upcoming NCAA Championships with the winners of the below conferences each getting 1 of those 30. 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.
 
2019 Conference Tournament Dates/Sites
M-Conference Dates Location Host School 2018 Champion
AAC 4/18 - 4/21 Lake Nona, FL UCF Tulane
ACC 4/17 - 4/21 Cary, NC - Wake Forest
Atlantic 10 4/25 - 4/28 Lake Nona, FL - VCU
Atlantic Sun 4/18 - 4/20 DeLand, FL Stetson North Florida
Big 12 4/19- 4/21 Lawrence, KS Kansas Texas
Big East 4/18 - 4/21 Cayce, SC - Marquette
Big Sky 4/25 - 4/27 Phoenix - Idaho
Big South 4/17 - 4/20 Radford, VA Radford Campbell
Big Ten 4/25 - 4/28 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Ohio State
Big West 4/25 - 4/28 Indian Wells - UC Santa Barbara
Colonial 4/18 - 4/20 Elon, NC Elon UNC Wilmington
Conference USA 4/19 - 4/21 Murfreesboro, TN Middle Tenn State Old Dominion
Horizon 4/26 - 4/28 West Lafayette, IN   Cleveland State
MAAC 4/27 - 4/28 West Windsor, NJ - Monmouth
MEAC 4/25 - 4/27 Norfolk Norfolk State South Carolina State
Mid-American 4/19 - 4/21 Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan Western Michigan
Mountain West 4/25 - 4/27 Fresno, CA Fresno State Utah State
Northeast 4/18 - 4/20 West Windsor, NJ - Bryant
Ohio Valley 4/26 - 4/28 Nashville, TN Belmont/Tenn State Tennessee Tech
Pac-12 4/24 - 4/27 Ojai, CA - UCLA
Patriot 4/18 - 4/21 West Point, NY Army Navy
SEC 4/17 - 4/21 Gainesville, FL Florida Mississippi State
Southern 4/18 - 4/20 Macon, GA Mercer East Tennessee State
Southland 4/26 - 4/27 Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M Corpus-C Lamar
Summit 4/26 - 4/27 Tulsa, OK Oral Roberts Drake
Sun Belt 4/18 - 4/21 Peachtree City, GA Georgia State South Alabama
SWAC 4/12 - 4/14 New Orleans - Alabama State
WAC 4/26 - 4/28 Brownsville, TX UTRGV New Mexico State
WCC 4/25 - 4/27 Claremont, CA - San Diego

  

2018 Conference Tournament Central

2017 Conference Tournament Central

2016 Conference Tournament Central 

Conference Tournament Champions (2010-2018)

  

Week of April 22nd-28th (14)
 
 

Pac-12 Conference - Ojai, Ca - April 24-27

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2018 Champion: UCLA
Participants: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington
 
Pac-12 Network (Finals) 
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#8 Utah def. #9 Oregon 4-1
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Cal def. #5 Arizona State 4-1
#1 UCLA def. #8 Utah 4-0
#2 USC def. #7 Washington 4-0
#3 Stanford def. #6 Arizona 4-3
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#2 USC def. #3 Stanford 4-2
#4 Cal def. #1 UCLA 4-1
 
Saturday (Championship)
#2 USC def. #4 Cal 4-0  


 
 
Big Ten Conference - Ann Arbor, MI - April 25-28
 
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2018 Champion: Ohio State
Participants: Illinois, Ohio State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan St, Penn St, Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue.
 

Thursday (First Round)
#8 Minnesota def. #9 Wisconsin 4-0
#5 Indiana def. #12 Michigan State 4-0
#10 Purdue def. #7 Northwestern 4-3
#6 Iowa def. #11 Nebraska 4-0

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Ohio State def. #8 Minnesota 4-0
#4 Michigan def. #5 Indiana 4-1
#2 Illinois def. #10 Purdue 4-2
#3 Penn State def. #6 Iowa 4-0

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Ohio State def. #4 Michigan 4-2
#2 Illinois def. #3 Penn State 4-2
 

Sunday (Finals)

#1 Ohio State def. #2 Illinois 4-1

 
Atlantic 10  - Orlando, FL - April 25-28
 
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2018 Champion: VCU
Participants: Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's, St. Louis, VCU
 

Thursday (First Round)
#8 Duquesne def. #9 Saint Joseph's 4-1
#5 George Washington def. #12 St. Bonaventure 4-0
#11 La Salle def. #6 George Mason 4-2
#7 Fordham def. #10 Saint Louis 4-0
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 VCU def. #8 Duquesne 4-0
#4 Dayton def. #5 George Washington 4-1
#3 Davidson def. #11 LaSalle 4-0
#2 Richmond def. #7 Fordham 4-1 
 
Saturday (Semfinals)
#1 VCU def. #4 Dayton 4-3
#2 Richmond def. #3 Davidson 4-0
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 VCU def. #2 Richmond 4-0
 
 
Big Sky Conference - Phoenix, AZ - April 25-27 
 
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2018 Champion: Idaho
Participants are top 6 out these 11: Weber St, Idaho, Sacramento St, Montana, Northern Arizona, Montana State-Bozeman, Eastern Washington, Idaho St, Northern Colorado, Portland St, Southern Utah.
 

 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
No. 6 Idaho State def. No. 3 Sacramento State 4-2
No. 4 Portland State def. No. 5 Montana 4-2
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Northern Arizona def. #6 Idaho State 4-0
#4 Portland State def. No. 2 Southern Utah 4-3
 
Saturday (Finals)
#1 Northern Arizona def. #4 Portland State 4-0
 

Big West Conference - Indian Wells, CA - April 25-28 
 
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2018 Champion: UC Santa Barbara
Participants: Cal Poly, Hawaii, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara.
 
Scoring Updates: Big West Twitter
 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
No. 3 UC Irvine def. No. 6 Hawai'i 4-1
No. 4 UC Davis def. No. 5 UC Riverside 4-1

Friday (Semifinals)
No. 1 UC Santa Barbara def. #4 UC Davis 4-0
No. 2 Cal Poly def. #3 UC Irvine 4-2
 

Sunday (Finals)
#1 UC Santa Barbara def. #2 Cal Poly 4-0

 


Horizon League - West Lafayette, IN - April 26-28
 
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2018 Champion: Cleveland State
Participants are top 6 out of these 7: Cleveland State, Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Wright St, Youngstown St
 
Scoring Updates: Horizon Twitter

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#3 UIC def. #6 Northern Kentucky 4-1
#4 IUPUI def. #5 Green Bay 4-3
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Cleveland State def. IUPUI 4-0
#3 Illinois Chicago def. #2 Youngstown State 4-3
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Cleveland State def. #3 Illinois Chicago 4-1

 

 

Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) - Norfolk, VA - April 25-27

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2018 Champion: South Carolina State
Participants are top 4 in each division. Northern Division: Coppin State, 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 Morgan State def. S4 Florida A&M 4-0
S2 North Carolina Central def. N3 Howard 4-0
S1 South Carolina State def. N4 Coppin State 4-0
S3 Bethune-Cookman def. N2 Norfolk State 4-2
 
Friday (Semifinals)
N1 Morgan State def. S2 NC Central 4-1
S1 South Carolina State def. S3 Bethune-Cookman 4-1
 
Saturday (Finals)
N1 Morgan State def. S1 South Carolina State 4-2
 


Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) - West Windsor, NJ - April 27-28

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2018 Champion: Monmouth
Participants are top 4 of these 7: Quinnipiac, Monmouth, Marist, Fairfield, Niagara, Rider, Siena
 
Scoring Updates: MAAC Twitter

 

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Monmouth def. #4 Fairfield 4-0
#3 Quinnipiac def. #2 Marist 4-1
 

Sunday (Finals)

#1 Monmouth def. #3 Quinnipiac 4-0


Mountain West Conference - Fresno, CA - April 25-27
 
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2018 Champion: Utah State
Participants: Utah St, New Mexico, San Diego St, Boise St, UNLV, Fresno St, Nevada, Air Force
 

 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#1 New Mexico def. #8 Air Force 4-0
#4 San Diego State def. #5 UNLV 4-1
#2 Utah State def. #7 Boise State 4-0
#3 Fresno State def. #6 Nevada 4-0

Friday (Semifinals)
#4 San Diego State def. #1 New Mexico 4-3
#3 Fresno State def. #2 Utah State 4-2
 

Saturday (Finals)
#3 Fresno State def. #4 San Diego State 4-2

 

Ohio Valley - Nashville, TN - April 26-28

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2018 Champion: Tennessee Tech
Participants: Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois, Tennessee Tech, Jacksonville State, Belmont, Tennessee State
 
Scoring Update: OVC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals) 
#3 Jacksonville State def. #6 Tennessee State 4-0
#5 Eastern Illinois def. #4 Austin Peay 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Tennessee Tech def. #5 Eastern Illinois 4-0
#3 Jacksonville State def. #2 Belmont 4-2
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Tennessee Tech def. #3 Jacksonville State 4-2
 

Southland Conference - Corpus Christi, TX - April 26-27
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2018 Champion: Lamar
Participants: Lamar, New Orleans, Nicholls State, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Abilene Christian, Incarnate Word 
 
Scoring Updates: Southland Twitter 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Abilene Christian def. #4 Nicholls 4-0
#2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi def. #3 Incarnate Word 4-2
 
Sunday (Finals)
#2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi def. #1 Abilene Christian 4-3
 
 
The Summit League - Tulsa, OK - April 26-27
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2018 Champion: Drake
Participants are four of these seven: Denver, Drake, Valparaiso, Illinois State, Nebraska-Omaha, Oral Roberts, North Dakota
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Denver def. #4 Oral Roberts 4-1
#2 Drake def. #3 Valparaiso 4-1
 
Saturday (Finals)
#2 Drake def. #1 Denver 4-3

 


West Coast Conference - 
Claremont, CA - April 25-27 
 
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2018 Champion: San Diego 
Participants: San Diego, Portland, Pepperdine, Pacific, BYU, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary's, Gonzaga, Santa Clara.
 

 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#6 Santa Clara def. #3 BYU 4-3
#4 LMU def. #5 Pepperdine 4-2
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#1 San Diego def. #4 Loyola Marymount 4-2
#6 Santa Clara def. #2 Gonzaga 4-0

Saturday (Finals)
#1 San Diego def. #6 Santa Clara 4-1

 

Western Athletic Conference - Brownsville, TX - April 26-28
 
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2018 Champion: New Mexico State
Participants: Chicago State, Missouri-Kansas City, New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas Rio Grande Valley, Grand Canyon 
 
Scoring Updates: Live Scoring & WAC Twitter

 

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Chicago State def. #5 UT Rio Grande Valley 4-2
#3 UMKC def. #6 Seattle 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Grand Canyon def. #4 Chicago State 4-0
#2 New Mexico State def. #3 UMKC 4-1
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Grand Canyon def. #2 New Mexico State 4-3
 
 
 

Week of April 15th-21st (14)

  

Southeastern Conference (SEC) - Gainesville, FL - April 17-21
 
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2018 Champion: Mississippi State
Participants: Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
 
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#12 Arkansas def. #13 Auburn 4-1
 
Thursday (Second Round)
#6 South Carolina def. #11 LSU 4-2
#10 Vanderbilt def. #7 Kentucky 4-3
#9 Alabama def. #8 Ole Miss 4-3
#5 Georgia def. #12 Arkansas 4-0
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#6 South Carolina def. #3 Texas A&M 4-2
#2 Mississippi State def. #10 Vanderbilt 4-3
#1 Florida def. #9 Alabama 4-1
#4 Tennessee def. #5 Georgia 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#2 Mississippi State def. #6 South Carolina 4-2
#4 Tennessee def. #1 Florida 4-3
 
Sunday (Finals)
#2 Mississippi State def. #4 Tennessee 4-1
 

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) - Cary, NC - April 17-21
 
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2018 Champion: Wake Forest
Participants: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, NC State, Miami, Clemson, Boston College.
 
ESPN3 (Semis/Finals)
 
Wednesday (First Round) 
#12 Clemson def. #13 Boston College 4-2
 
Thursday (Second Round)
#9 Notre Dame def. #8 Virginia Tech 4-0
#5 Miami FL def. #12 Clemson 4-0
#7 Florida State def. #10 Duke 4-2
#11 Louisville def. #6 Georgia Tech 4-3
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Wake Forest def. #9 Notre Dame 4-3
#4 NC State def. #5 Miami FL 4-2
#2 Virginia def. #7 Florida State 4-0
#3 North Carolina def. #11 Louisville 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Wake Forest def. #4 NC State 4-2
#2 Virginia def. #3 North Carolina 4-3
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Wake Forest def. #2 Virginia 4-2
 
Big 12 Conference - Lawrence, KS - April 19-21
 
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2018 Champion: Texas
Participants: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#5 Oklahoma def. #4 Texas Tech 4-0
#6 Oklahoma State def. #3 TCU 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Texas def. #5 Oklahoma 4-2
#2 Baylor def. #6 Oklahoma State 4-1

Sunday (Finals)
#1 Texas vs. #2 Baylor (2 pm) 
 
 
 
American Athletic Conference (AAC) - Orlando, FL (UCF) - April 18 - 21
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2018 Champion: Tulane
Participants: Tulsa, South Florida, SMU, Memphis, Tulane, Central Florida, East Carolina, Temple, UConn, Wichita State
 

Thursday (First Round)
#7 Temple def. #10 UConn 4-0
#9 SMU def, #8 East Carolina 4-0

Friday (Quarterfinals)
#7 Temple def. #2 Tulane 4-3
#3 USF def. #6 Memphis 4-3
#5 Wichita State def. #4 Tulsa 4-2
#1 UCF def. #9 SMU 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 UCF def. #5 Wichita State 4-0
#3 USF def. #7 Temple 4-1
 
Sunday (Finals)
#3 USF def. #1 UCF 4-3

 

Atlantic Sun - DeLand, FL (Stetson) - April 18 - 20

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2018 Champion: North Florida
Participants: Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, NJIT, North Florida, Stetson, Liberty, North Alabama - top 6 teams qualify
 
Scoring Updates: Live Scoring/ASun Twitter
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#4 Kennesaw State def. #5 Stetson 4-2
#3 North Florida def. #6 Lipscomb 4-2
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Florida Gulf Coast def. #4 Kennesaw State 4-0
#3 North Florida def. #2 Liberty 4-3
 
Sunday (Championship) 
#1 Florida Gulf Coast def. #3 North Florida 4-2
 
Big East Conference - Cayce, SC - April 18-21 
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2018 Champion: Marquette
Participants: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John's, Villanova, Xavier
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 St. John’s def. #8 Xavier 5-1
#2 Butler def. #7 Villanova 4-2
#3 Marquette def. #6 Georgetown 5-1
#4 DePaul def. #5 Creighton 4-1
 
Sunday (Semifinals)
#1 St. John's def. #4 DePaul 4-0
#3 Marquette def. #2 Butler 4-3
 
Monday (Finals)
#1 St. John's def. #3 Marquette 4-3
 
 

Big South - Radford, VA (Radford) - April 17-20

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2018 Champion: Campbell
Participants: Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, Longwood, Presbyterian, Radford, UNC Asheville, Winthrop, USC Upstate
 
Scoring Updates - Big South Twitter
 
Wednesday (First Round)
#8 USC Upstate def. #9 Hampton 4-0 - Live Scoring 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)

#1 Gardner-Webb def. #8 USC Upstate 4-0
#5 Radford def. #4 Presbyterian 4-1
#2 Campbell def. #7 Winthrop 4-1
#3 UNC Asheville def. #6 Longwood 4-3

 
Friday (Semifinals)
#5 Radford def. #1 Gardner-Webb 4-3
#2 Campbell def. #3 UNC Asheville 4-0
 
Saturday (Finals) 
#5 Radford def. #2 Campbell 4-2
 
 

Conference USA - Murfreesboro, TN (MTSU) - April 19 - 21

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2018 Champion: Old Dominion
Participants: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTSA
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Florida Atlantic def. #8 UAB 4-0
#5 Rice def. #4 Charlotte 4-0
#2 Old Dominion def. #7 Southern Miss 4-0
#3 Middle Tennessee def. #6 UTSA 4-3
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Florida Atlantic def. #5 Rice 4-1
#3 Middle Tennessee State def. #2 Old Dominion 4-1
 
Sunday (Finals)
#3 Middle Tennessee State def. #1 Florida Atlantic 4-3
 


Colonial Athletic Association - Elon, NC - April 18 - 20 

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2018 Champion: UNC Wilmington
Participants: College of Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Elon (host), Hofstra, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary
 

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

Mid-American Conference (MAC) - Kalamazoo, MI - April 19-21

 
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2018 Champion: Western Michigan
Participants: Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Binghamton, Toledo, Ball State, Buffalo.
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#3 Northern Illinois def. #6 Binghamton 4-0
#5 Ball State def. #4 Toledo 4-0

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Western Michigan def. #5 Ball State 4-0
#3 Northern Illinois def. #2 Buffalo 4-2

Sunday (Finals)
#1 Western Michigan def. #3 Northern Illinois 4-3

 

Northeast Conference - West Windsor, NJ - April 18-20

 

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2018 Champion: Bryant
Participants: Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, St. Francis College (Brooklyn), Wagner.
 
Scoring Updates: NEC Twitter
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#3 Fairleigh Dickinson def. #6 St. Francis Brooklyn 4-0
#5 Mount St. Mary's def. #4 Sacred Heart 4-2
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#1 Bryant def. #5 Mount St. Mary's 4-0
#2 Wagner def. #3 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-2
 
Saturday (Finals)
#1 Bryant def. #2 Wagner 4-0
 
Patriot League - West Point, NY - April 18-21
 
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2018 Champion: Navy
Participants: Army, Navy, Colgate, Bucknell, Boston U, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola MD
 
Scoring Updates: Patriot Twitter/Video
 
Thursday (First Round)
#8 Lafayette def. #9 Holy Cross 4-1
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
#1 Navy def. #8 Lafayette 4-0
#5 Boston University def. #4 Bucknell 4-2
#3 Lehigh def. #6 Colgate 4-1
#2 Army West Point def. #7 Loyola Maryland 4-0
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Navy def. #5 Boston University 4-1
#2 Army def. #3 Lehigh 4-1
 
Sunday (Finals) 
#1 Navy def. #2 Army 4-3
 
Southern Conference - Macon, GA - April 18-20
 
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2018 Champion: East Tennessee State
Participants: Chattanooga, Citadel, East Tennessee St, Furman, Mercer (host), UNC Greensboro, Samford, Wofford
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
#1 ETSU def. #8 The Citadel 4-0
#4 Wofford def. #5 Samford 4-3
#2 Furman def. #7 UNCG 4-0
#6 Mercer def. #3 Chattanooga 4-1
 
Friday (Semifinals)
#1 ETSU def. #4 Wofford 4-0
#2 Furman def. #6 Mercer 4-0
  
Saturday (Finals)
#1 ETSU def. #2 Furman 4-2
 
 
Sun Belt - Peachtree City, GA - April 18-21 
 
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2018 Champion: South Alabama
Participants: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, Texas-Arlington, Troy
 

Friday (Quarterfinals) 
#3 Coastal Carolina def. #6 Georgia Southern 4-3
#2 South Alabama def. #7 Troy 4-0
#4 UT Arlington def. #5 Louisiana 4-2
#1 Georgia State def. #8 Appalachian State 4-0

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Georgia State def. #4 UT Arlington 4-2
#2 South Alabama def. #3 Coastal Carolina 4-0
 
Sunday (Finals)
#2 South Alabama def. #1 Georgia State 4-1
 
 
 

Week of April 8th-14th (1)

Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) - New Orleans - April 12-14
 
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2018 Champion: Alabama State
Participants:  Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Jackson State, Prairie View, Mississippi Valley State
 
Scoring Updates: SWAC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

#4 Prairie View A&M def. #6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4-0
#3 Jackson State def. #5 Alcorn State 4-2 

Saturday (Semifinals)
#1 Alabama State def. #4 Prairie View A&M 4-0
#2 Alabama A&M def. #3 Jackson State 4-0
 
Sunday (Finals)
#1 Alabama State def. #2 Alabama A&M 4-1 
 
 
Note: The Ivy League doesn't have a post season tournament - the regular season champion earns the NCAA Automatic Bid.
 
2019 Men's Champions (with seed listed)
American Athletic Conference - #3 South Florida
Atlantic Coast Conference - #1 Wake Forest
Atlantic Sun Conference - #1 Florida Gulf Coast
Atlantic 10 Conference - #1 VCU
Big East Conference - #1 St. John's 
Big Sky Conference - #1 Northern Arizona
Big South Conference - #5 Radford
Big Ten Conference - #1 Ohio State
Big 12 Conference - #2 Baylor
Big West Conference - #1 UC Santa Barbara
Colonial Athletic Association - #2 Elon 
Conference USA - #3 Middle Tennessee State
Horizon League - #1 Cleveland State
The Ivy League - Columbia
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - #1 Monmouth
Mid-American Conference - #1 Western Michigan
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - #1 Morgan State
Mountain West Conference - #3 Fresno State
Northeast Conference - #1 Bryant
Ohio Valley Conference - #1 Tennessee Tech
Pac-12 Conference - #2 USC
Patriot League - #1 Navy
Southeastern Conference - #2 Mississippi State
Southern Conference - #1 ETSU
Southland Conference - #2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Southwestern Athletic Conference - #1 Alabama State
The Summit League - #2 Drake
Sun Belt Conference - #2 South Alabama
West Coast Conference - #1 San Diego
Western Athletic Conference - #1 Grand Canyon
 

Top-ranked Ohio State suffered its first loss of the year on Monday night falling 4-3 to #28/#20 Texas A&M in a match that wasn't as close as the final score. The Buckeyes, who were playing without JJ Wolf (Drummondville Challenger), took the early 1-0 lead after 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles but the Aggies stormed back in singles taking five opening sets. A&M freshman Noah Schachter tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 over Tim Seibert who was playing in just his third dual-match of the year and first against a Power 5 opponent. A&M took the lead with a 6-2, 7-6 win by Hady Habib at No. 2 and Valentin Vacherot put them a point away after a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 3.

A&M sophomore Barnaby Smith clinched the upset with a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 4. The final two matches were played out with Ohio State's John McNally winning 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 while Hunter Tubert won 6-7, 7-6, 10-4 at No. 6. 

Per the Texas A&M recap it was the just the second time in school history that the Ags had defeated a top ranked opponent with the other coming in 2015 against Oklahoma

Wolf won his opening round match in Canada over former Cal Bear Andre Goransson and will meet former Virginia Cavalier Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in the second round on Tuesday. Ohio State's next match is set for Thursday in Austin against Texas so if Wolf were to beat Kwiatkowski and then the winner of Yannick Maden (Clemson '13) and Dennis Novikov (UCLA '13) he'd probably miss it. 

Sunday was a day of near upsets with a pair of top 5 men's teams narrowly avoiding a big loss on the road. Second-ranked Wake Forest, who was playing without Borna Gojo (playing Canada Challenger) got all it wanted and more from #49 UCF.

The Knights took the early lead with 6-2 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then the teams split opening sets in singles. Wake senior and ITA #1 Petros Chrysochos evened the match at 1-1 with a straight set win at No. 1 and freshman Siddhant Banthia put the Deacs ahead with a straight set win at No. 6. UCF freshman Trey Hilderbrand tied it back up with a straight set win at No. 5 but Wake freshman Melios Efstathiou won a close 7-6, 7-5 match at No. 4. Both of the remaining matches went three sets with UCF freshman Bogdan Pavel finishing first with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 3 which evened the match at 3-3. In the final match on court at No. 2, Wake sophomore Bar Botzer broke UCF sophomore Alan Rubio to go ahead 2-1 in the final frame and then he added one more break to clinch with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 win. 

Saturday was a busy day across the Pac-12 with 8 of the 9 men's schools in action while there were 4 in action on the women's side. On the men's side #7/#6 Stanford and Cal finished off weekend sweeps of #21 Arizona and Arizona State. Stanford won a top 25 showdown over Arizona in convincing fashion with the Cardinal winning every completed set in singles. Cal came back from 2-0 down with four straight set wins in singles to defeat Arizona State 4-2. 

#12/#21 Oregon overcame a slow start at home to defeat Washington 5-1. The Ducks dropped the doubles point but won a lot of close first sets and used that as a springboard to collect four straight set wins. 

#19/#12 USC was playing without one of its top players, Daniel Cukierman, but managed to pull through on the road over #41 Utah 4-2. The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Utah won the top two spots in straight sets to pull within 3-2. Both of the remaining matches went three sets and it'd be USC freshman Jack Sands clinching at No. 5 with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win while the match at No. 3 went unfinished with Utah junior Slava Shainyan leading 6-5.

The two biggest upsets of the day on Friday took place between Alabama and Kentucky. The Kentucky men clawed past ITA #17/USTA #24 Alabama 5-2 in Lexington. The Wildcats took the doubles point with a 6-2 win at No. 2 and a 6-3 win at No. 3 and then won the first four singles matches to finish with the wins at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 coming in straight sets. 

"We had a big team meeting last week about the standards and the culture that we had to set heading into the SEC season," said Kentucky volunteer assistant coach Mark Goldberg. "I think this was a big one, protecting our home, setting our standards high. We came out, took care of our business, and we protected our home."

The Alabama women welcomed #18 Kentucky to Tuscaloosa and rolled to a 4-1 win. The Tide took the doubles point and added straight set wins at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 while Kentucky scratched out a win at No. 5. 

"We kept fighting all night and it led to a big confidence boost for us, we need to use that momentum," head coach Jenny Mainz stated. "We know what we're capable of accomplishing and previously had not been able to turn the corner and we said we just need that one to get over the hump. It was a big win for us tonight."

Thursday night brought us a pair of close matches in the SEC with Texas A&M and Tennessee pulling out hard fought 4-3 wins. In College Station, Texas A&M fell behind after dropping the doubles point but the Aggies rallied with four opening sets in singles. Juan Carlos Aguilar tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-0, 6-1 rout at No. 1 but Georgia's Jan Zielinski put the Bulldogs back in front with a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 2. Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot evened the match at 2-2 after a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 but Georgia was still leading on two of the remaining courts with the third about to split sets. 

Texas A&M freshman Noah Schachter came back from a break down in the third set, while also fighting off multiple breaks himself, to win 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5). Schachter trailed Georgia junior Robert Loeb 3-1 in the third set but after holding and breaking for 3-3 he'd come back from 30/40 down to hold for 4-3. After a hold by Loeb, Schachter once again came back from 30/40 down to hold for 5-4. After a few more holds Loeb would go up 2-0 in the tiebreak but it'd be 3-3 at the changeover. Schachter went up 6-4 and after being denied on his first match point he'd close it out on the next one after the chair overruled Loeb's out call on the far sideline. 

Georgia freshman Phillip Henning evened the match at 3-3 with a 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 4. Henning led the opening set 5-3 but dropped the final four games and in the second set he also led 5-3 but after dropping three straight he came back to take it in a tiebreak. Henning went up an early break in the third and broke at love to close it out. 

Texas A&M's other freshman Guido Marson was nearing the finish line at No. 6 after opening up a 5-1 lead in the third set against Georgia senior Walker Duncan. 35 minutes earlier it looked like Duncan was headed for a straight set win but a missed swinging forehand volley at 6-4, *4-2 (40/40) was a turning point that got Marson back in it. Marson came back to take the second set 7-5 and after leading 5-1 it looked like he was moments away from the clinch. However Duncan would reel off three straight games which included a break of Marson's 5-2 service game on the 40/40 point. Duncan looked like he was going to get it back on serve after going up 30/40 but after coming to the net he laid off hitting a volley on a Marson backhand, since it looked like it might sail long, however the shot landed in which brought up the deciding point. Duncan would net a forehand on the deciding point to give Marson and Texas A&M the 4-3 win. 

Wednesday afternoon brought us a top 3 showdown on the women's side with North Carolina hosting rival Duke. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 1 by the ITA and No. 2 by the USTA, jumped out to the early 1-0 lead on #3/#4 Duke after rolling to 6-2 win at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. UNC added four opening sets in singles however the first match to finish came at No. 6 with Duke's Ellyse Hamlin winning convincingly 6-0, 6-1. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils that'd be the only point they'd muster because UNC's Sara Daavettila would make it 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 3 and Cameron Morra would up the lead to 3-1 with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 4. 

UNC senior Jessie Aney would close it out at No. 5, in the only match to go three sets, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. 

Sunday was an exciting day with several close matches coming down to the wire and many of them took place in the Southeast. Texas A&M (NR/#24) isn't accustomed to being unranked in the ITA rankings at this point in the season but after Sunday's win at #20/#25 Alabama the Aggies will be back in the ITA Top 50 by Tuesday. 

The Aggies jumped out to the early 1-0 lead with doubles wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then the teams split opening sets in singles. Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot extended the lead to 2-0 with a straight set win at No. 3 but Alabama answered with straight set wins from Mazen Osama and Jeremy Gschwendtner at No. 1 and No. 6. 

Texas A&M went back in front 3-2 after a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 win by Barnaby Smith at No. 4 but Alabama had the leads on both of the remaining courts. Crimson Tide sophomore Riccardo Roberto evened the match with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win at No. 5 and junior Edson Ortiz led 4-1 in the third against Texas A&M sophomore Hady Habib. Habib rallied to win four straight to take a 5-4 lead but then got broke serving for the match and Ortiz followed that up with a hold for 6-5. Habib went down 15/40 on his next service game but fought off all three match points to force a tiebreak and then after dropping the first two points he'd win the last seven to close it out. Texas A&M improved to 15-0 all-time against Alabama. 

There wasn't a huge schedule on Saturday and it was made even smaller courtesy of the rain. The highly anticipated top 10 women's showdown between Texas and Stanford was washed out as were matches between Arizona/UCSB (M), Cal Poly/Santa Clara (M), UCSB/Cal (W), the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, and just about every other match scheduled in the state of California. 

There was a unique match on Saturday in Houston between No. 45 Denver and Minnesota. Both teams were led by a Thompson with Christian the head coach of Denver and her twin sister Catrina the head coach of Minnesota. Christian's Pioneers won the match 6-1 after taking the doubles point and 10 of 13 sets in singles. Both schools had a preview of the family matchup earlier in the week with Denver's here and Minnesota's at this link

The USTA/Tennis Channel women's top ranked team, Georgia, had little trouble on Saturday in Knoxville with the Bulldogs cruising to a 4-0 win. The Dawgs took the doubles point and then grabbed three quick straight set wins while also leading on two other courts. 

The Texas Tech women, ranked #23, won the most competitive match of the day with a 4-3 win over TCU. The Red Raiders dropped the doubles point and four first sets in singles but came back from 3-1 down with Felicity Maltby winning the decider at No. 1 singles 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(6). 

In other women's action #48 Princeton edged Maryland 4-3 with the Tigers only having five healthy players. Princeton forfeited No. 3 doubles, and ended up losing the doubles point, and also forfeited No. 6 singles though they managed to sweep the top four spots.

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