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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.

Friday was a busy, busy day of college tennis action with three top 16 showdowns on the women's side (all won by the higher ranked team and two of them not close at all), a top five women's team going down, and three top 20 teams going down by lower ranked teams on the men's side. 

We'll start off in Atlanta where unranked Georgia Tech (6-6) was hosting #7/#4 North Carolina (8-2). The Yellow Jackets hadn't tasted pay dirt against the Tar Heels since 2012 and with GT entering the match having lost four of its last five there weren''t many that would have predicted a close match let alone an upset - but that's exactly what happened. UNC rolled through the doubles point with lopsided wins at No. 1 and No. 2 but GT turned it around in singles and claimed four opening sets. 

GT sophomore Brandon Freestone evened the match at 1-1 with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6 but UNC freshman Brian Cernoch put the Heels back in front with a 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4. UNC junior William Blumberg made it 3-1 with a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 1 but that'd be the last point they'd be able to muster. 

GT senior Phillip Gresk upset ITA #40 Ben Sigouin 7-6, 6-2 at No. 2 and fellow senior Andrew Li won 6-4, 7-6 at No. 3. The deciding match at No. 5 came down to a third set between GT freshman Pablo Schelcher and UNC senior Bo Boyden. Schelcher was only playing his third dual-match of the season (last match came back on Feb 1 which was a lopsided loss against Auburn) while Boyden entered with a 9-1 record. Despite the difference in experience it'd be the freshman that would pull through 6-3 in the third to give the Jackets a stunning upset win.

After a rough few days in Austin there was reason to smile on Thursday night after the fourth-ranked Longhorns avenged their only loss of the year by knocking off top-ranked Ohio State 4-1. Coming into the match the Buckeyes were a perfect 17-0 in doubles but for the second match in a row they'd be without the service of their top player JJ Wolf who was in Canada playing an ATP Challenger event. A large crowd in the stands and a national television audience on the Longhorn Network saw the Longhorns take the early lead after winning the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 3 and a 7-6(4) win by Leo Telles and Colin Markes at No. 2. 

Each team would take three opening sets in singles with Texas winning both of the sets that went to a tiebreak. Yuya Ito put the Horns up 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 2 but James Trotter, who was playing in just his fourth dual-match of the season, put the Buckeyes on the board with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 5 which snapped Colin Markes's 14-match winning streak. 

Rodrigo Banzer made it 3-1 after a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 6. Banzer came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set and after taking the tiebreak he sprinted out to a 4-1 lead.

The clinching point would come about 30 minutes later with Leo Telles coming back from a set down to defeat Martin Joyce 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3. 

The other matches were abandoned with Texas up a break on 1 and up a set on 4. Texas had a really good recap of the match so make sure you give it a read.  

The University of Texas stayed in the news for a second day in a row after athletic director Chris Del Conte dismissed men's head coach Michael Center following the charges that made headlines all across the county on Tuesday. Center, who was in his 19th season as head coach at Texas, reportedly accepted approximately $100,000 to help an unnamed student gain admittance to Texas by labeling him as a tennis recruit. Associate head coach Bruce Berque will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of the season and I'm sure the story will be a major topic on tonight's nationally televised broadcast of Texas's match against No. 1 Ohio State which will air on the Longhorn Network. Below was the official statement from Del Conte via the University of Texas:

"After working with campus leaders to review the recent situation with Michael Center, we have decided to relieve him of his duties as our Men's Tennis coach," Del Conte said. "It's a very difficult decision, and we are grateful for the years of service that he has provided, but winning with integrity will always be paramount at The University of Texas, and it was a decision that had to be made.

"I've met with our team and assured them that we will do everything in our power to support them," Del Conte added. "I also plan to reach out to all of our commitments, signees and their families immediately. I'm grateful for Coach Berque's leadership during this challenging time. Our team is in the middle of a tremendous season, and I applaud them for how they've handled this situation, especially the way they responded in their match on Tuesday."

The Tennis Recruiting Network has an article with comments from one of Texas's top recruits for next year. The Longhorns 2019 recruiting class was rated No. 2 with four blue chips and a four-star recruit so it'll be interesting to see how many remain committed to Texas following the news this week. 

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
 
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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

 
MAC Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

 

NEC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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
 
Patriot league logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
SoCon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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 
 
SunBelt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
SWAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

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