Georgia Rallies Past USC, Oklahoma Whips Wake, UCLA Tops Stanford, Florida and North Carolina Roll

After a great first half of the day in Tulsa we were treated to a gem in the evening as Georgia and USC went toe-to-toe for the better part of three hours. USC came into the round of 16 with the worst doubles winning percentage (.409) out of the teams still left in the field but that didn’t stop them from getting off to a quick start against Georgia.USC’s No. 1 team of Nick Crystal and Laurens Verboven opened the match by holding on the deciding point to take a 1-0 lead and then they’d break Austin Smith to go up 2-0. Crystal held for 3-0 before Ben Wagland finally put Georgia on the board with a hold for 1-3. Verboven held on the deciding...

NCAA Round of 16 Previews – Virginia/Oklahoma State, Florida/SMU, Ohio State/Texas, TCU/Cal

[1] Virginia Cavaliers (26-4) vs. [16] Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-7) – 1pm ET – Virginia advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 4-0 win over Monmouth and a 4-1 win over Penn State while Oklahoma State beat Bryant and Arkansas 4-0. Oklahoma State will only be playing 75 miles from its Stillwater campus so it should have a good amount of fan support but it’ll take a Herculean effort to get past Virginia. Doubles Records: Virginia 26-4, Oklahoma State 18-8UTR Starting 6 Power Rating: Virginia 86, Oklahoma State 82FYI, the number beside the player’s school is the player’s Universal Tennis Rating as of May 16th....

Chaotic Sunday – SMU, Texas, and Stanford Pull Off Upsets

What a crazy day it was on Sunday with not one, not two, but three regional hosts going down. The day started off in College Station with the resumption of Saturday’s match between Texas A&M and Texas and it finished in Lubbock with SMU kicking the door down and stunning Texas Tech.When the season started if you told me that Texas would be in Tulsa for the NCAA Round of 16 I would have told you to go see a doctor. Well Texas made a believer of me and many today after going into enemy territory and knocking off Texas A&M in a 4-3 thriller.The match originally began on Saturday but after Texas A&M took the doubles point the match was stopped...

NCAA First/Second Round Previews: Florida & Texas Tech Regionals

Florida RegionalAlfred A. Ring Tennis Complex (Linder Stadium) – Gainesville, FL[9] Florida Gators (18-6) vs. [49-64] North Florida Ospreys (11-11) – Saturday Noon ET – The Florida regional is the only regional that had all four teams get in after winning their conference tournament. Florida got the SEC’s automatic bid after beating Georgia in the finals of the SEC Tournament while North Florida earned its first-ever NCAA berth after defeating USC-Upstate in the finals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Florida has won the doubles point nine straight times (7 of 9 opponents ranked inside top 50) and in fact they’ve...

AAC Semifinals: South Florida and Tulsa Advance to the Finals

It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Memphis with blue skies paving the way for a pair of action packed semifinals that were played simultaneously with a 9 a.m. central start. All 12 courts were available on Saturday after only having 10 available on Friday due to a crack near the center line on court 1.The top-seed South Florida faced the No. 4 seed Tulane in one of the semifinals. South Florida had to feel fairly confident coming into the match because they just beat Tulane 5-2 less than two weeks ago in a match that was played at Tulane.It looked like South Florida was going to run away with the doubles point but the Bulls would have trouble closing it...