ITA HQ On The Move; Road To Tulsa, Thursday Surprises

The ITA announced this morning that it has formed a new strategic alliance with Arizona State University and is in the process of moving its headquarters from Princeton, New Jersey, to Tempe, Arizona. The full release is down below and hopefully this will clear the way for the return of the Arizona State men’s team which was dropped back in 2008. I wrote another piece for the Tennis Recruiting Network that came out on Wednesday about the Road to Tulsa. I talked about the teams that I think are national title contenders, the teams that are in the next wave, and the teams just off the cuff. I also mentioned the bigger matches that will be coming up in the...

Cal Stuns TCU, UNC Takes Out OU, Texas Hooks Stanford, Bucks Blank Hokies

Some days things go your way and some days they don’t – for TCU, Oklahoma, and Stanford it was the latter while Cal, North Carolina, and Texas walked away with big smiles on its faces.Cal got punched in the gut when it couldn’t participate in the Kick-Off Weekend due to weather but they made up for it this weekend in spades with wins over #26 Texas and #2 TCU.Both Cal and TCU played physical matches on Saturday with each getting pushed by its opponents but while Cal bounced back TCU wasn’t able to keep up the Bears.TCU pulled out the doubles point for the second day in a row with wins at #2 and #3 but Cal got humming in singles and took...

Sunday Preview – Cal/TCU, Ohio State/Va Tech, UNC/OU, Texas A&M/South Florida

#5 Oklahoma (3-1) at #7 North Carolina (5-0) – 1pm est – Live Scoring & Video – Oklahoma is coming off a 5-2 win at #63 Alabama on Friday while North Carolina last played a week ago when it shutout #12 Illinois 4-0. The Sooners really have missed the presence of its #2 Andrew Harris (14.76) who has been sidelined for a while with knee tendinitis and without him they’ve had to make adjustments to both the singles and doubles lineups. Axel Alvarez comes into this match having lost two straight and the team has dropped the doubles point in two straight matches. North Carolina has been battling some injuries as...

Texas A&M Survives, UCLA Wins Big, Duke Gets A Road W, Memphis Wins Again

It’s been a busy week so far for Texas A&M after the Aggies knocked off #4 Baylor just two nights ago and with another big match on the horizon on Sunday against #13 South Florida it’s possible they got caught looking ahead. #28 Florida State came to College Station on Friday night and gave A&M all it wanted before “Artillery” Arthur Rinderknech saved the day with a big win at #1 singles.Texas A&M captured the doubles point with 6-3 wins at #2 and #3 and then each team picked up three first sets in singles. Texas A&M’s AJ Catanzariti and Max Lunkin put the Aggies up 3-0 after they each picked up a straight set win...

Aggies Win in Waco & MTSU Mashes The ‘Ville

In a battle of top 5 teams (according to the ITA rankings) it was #3 Texas A&M rolling over #4 Baylor on Wednesday night in Waco. Baylor was 20-1 inside the Hawkins Indoor Center coming into this one but now drops to 20-2 after Texas A&M pulled away and won 4-2.Baylor’s Julian Lenz and Will Little cruised to a 6-2 win at #1 doubles but Texas A&M took the point with a 6-1 win at #2 and a 6-4 win at #3. Texas A&M’s Max Lunkin and Jordi Arconada had a 4-2 lead at #3 but Baylor’s Felipe Rios and Jimmy Bendeck held and then broke on the deciding point to even it at 4-4. Bendeck went up 40-30 on his serve but Lunkin hit a volley...