NCAA Men’s & Women’s Championship Preview

Championship Sunday is upon us with No. 2 Texas taking on No. 4 Wake Forest in the men’s final while No. 1 Georgia plays No. 3 Stanford in the women’s final.Wake Forest will be seeking its second consecutive championship while Texas is looking for its first. Stanford will also be seeking its second consecutive championship and 20th overall while Georgia hopes to win its third. For the fourth straight day the weather forecast calls for plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s so unless something unexpected happens this will be the first time in recent memory that none of the matches at the finals site were effected by wet...

NCAA Women’s Semifinals Preview

It’ll be a quick turnaround for the women with everyone back on court less than 24 hours after completing their quarterfinal matches. North Carolina and Stanford will play the opening semifinal at 2 pm eastern while Georgia and Duke won’t take the court until the conclusion of the men’s semifinal between Wake Forest and North Carolina which I expect to be a lengthy 3 plus hour match. All your stats, trends, and records are listed down below in the match tables so look them over and try to figure out who will win. UTR-Power 6 Variance:#1 Georgia vs. #5 Duke: UGA +0.62#2 North Carolina vs. #3 Stanford: UNC +0.10 Slam.Tennis...

NCAA Men’s Semifinals Preview

Semifinal Saturday is less than 24 hours away with Wake Forest and North Carolina set to meet for the third time in the last three months while Texas and Florida will meet for the first time in over two years. Both matches are expected to be extremely close with the UTRs of most individual matchups almost identical. The heat and humidity played a role in Thursday’s matches and will likely be a factor again on Saturday with temps expected to be in the upper 80s. Both Wake Forest and North Carolina were on the court for 3 hours on Thursday, though the Heels played under the lights, while Texas and Florida were both off the court in just over 2 hours...

NCAA Women’s Quarterfinals Preview

Friday will be the start of the NCAA Women’s Quarterfinals with the top 8 seeds making it to the Elite 8 for the first time since 2011. While the men have a day off between the quarters and semis the women will play three straight days which means fitness is going to be key with most of these matches expected to be hotly contested. Five of the final eight have won a NCAA Championship with Stanford leading the way with 19 titles, Georgia and UCLA each having 2, while Vanderbilt and Duke have 1. Neither South Carolina or Pepperdine have ever advanced past the quarterfinal round while North Carolina will look to do so for just the third time in program...

NCAA Men’s Quarterfinals Preview

The NCAA Quarterfinals get started at noon eastern this Thursday at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona. In case you missed the announcement last week the USTA and the Tennis Channel have entered into a three-year partnership beginning with this week where the Tennis Channel will show more than 50 hours of live matches during the NCAA Championships. During the team portion of the NCAAs the Tennis Channel will show the two late matches each day and then on Sunday they’ll show both the men’s and women’s finals. The USTA National Campus website has plenty of information on the NCAAs and also lists all the matches that the Tennis Channel will...