Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight

Friday brought us seven matchups between top 25 teams with five taking place on the men's side and two on the women's side. The only top 10 matchup took place in Nashville with fifth-ranked Vanderbilt hosting sixth-ranked South Carolina. The Gamecocks hadn't beaten Vandy in Nashville since 2005 but the 14 year drought came to end thanks to a few key points in doubles and then getting all around strong play throughout the singles lineup. 

South Carolina grabbed the early lead after taking the doubles point with a 6-1 win at No. 1 and a 7-6(4) win at No. 2. In singles, SC claimed four opening sets and they'd manage to close three out in straight sets. Ingrid Gamarra Martins was first off the court with a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 1 and Kennedy Wicker followed with a 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 6. While the matches at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 were deep in the third set, SC senior Paige Cline would close out her match at No. 2 in straight sets with a 6-2, 7-6(4) win.

Wednesday had a pretty solid schedule on the men's side with five matches between top 50 teams including a pair between top 15 teams. Fourth-ranked Florida improved to 13-2 with a dominating 6-1 win at home over #13/#16 Illinois. The Gators grabbed the early lead with 6-3 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then in singles they won five opening sets. Sam Riffice, Andy Andrade, Johannes Ingildsen, and McClain Kessler won in straight sets at 2, 3, 4, and 5 while Duarte Vale came back from a set down to win in three sets at 6. Illinois picked up its lone point from Aleks Kovacevic who came back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles over Oliver Crawford.

The other top 15 matchup between #10/#7 TCU and #12/#10 Columbia saw TCU win a close doubles point and then take all six opening sets in singles before Columbia fought back to force third sets on five courts. The Horned Frogs claimed the doubles point by winning the decider at No. 1 in a tiebreak (7-5) and senior Alex Rybakov rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 over #16 Jack Lin. Columbia cut the deficit to 2-1 after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win by Austen Huang at No. 6 but TCU would close it out with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win by Reese Stalder at No. 3 and a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win by Alastair Gray at No. 2. The other two matches went unfinished with TCU a game away from a win at No. 4 while Columbia was a game away at No. 5.

There will be 31 automatic bids handed for the upcoming NCAA Championships with the winners of the below conferences each getting 1 of those 31. 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
 
W-Conference Dates Location Host School 2018 Champion
AAC 4/17 - 4/20 Lake Nona, FL UCF Tulsa
ACC 4/17 - 4/21 Cary, NC   North Carolina
Atlantic 10 4/24 - 4/27 Lake Nona, FL   VCU
Atlantic Sun 4/18 --4/20 DeLand, FL Stetson North Florida
Big 12 4/18- 4/21 Lawrence, KS Kansas Texas
Big East 4/18 - 4/21 Cayce, SC   St. John's
Big Sky 4/25 - 4/27 Phoenix   Idaho
Big South 4/16 - 4/19 Radford, VA Radford Winthrop
Big Ten 4/25 - 4/28 Lincoln, NE Nebraska Michigan
Big West 4/25 - 4/28 Indian Wells   Hawaii
Colonial 4/17 - 4/20 Elon, NC Elon William & Mary
Conference USA 4/18 - 4/21 Houston, TX Rice Florida International
Horizon 4/26 - 4/28 West Lafayette, IN   Youngstown State
MAAC 4/27 - 4/28 West Windsor, NJ   Quinnipiac
MEAC 4/25 - 4/27 Norfolk Norfolk State Morgan State
Mid-American 4/26 - 4/28 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Buffalo
Missouri Valley 4/26 - 4/28 Cedar Rapids, IA Northern Iowa Missouri State
Mountain West 4/24 - 4/27 San Diego, CA San Diego State Fresno State
Northeast 4/18 - 4/20 West Windsor, NJ   LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley 4/26 - 4/28 Nashville, TN Belmont/Tenn State Eastern Kentucky
Pac-12 4/24 - 4/27 Ojai, CA   Stanford
Patriot 4/25 - 4/28 Lewisburg, PA Bucknell Army
SEC 4/17 - 4/21 College Station,TX Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Southern 4/18 - 4/20 Macon, GA Mercer Furman
Southland 4/25 - 4/27 Corpus Christi, TX Texas A&M Corpus-C McNeese
Summit 4/26 - 4/27 Tulsa, OK Oral Roberts Denver
Sun Belt 4/18 - 4/21 Peachtree City, GA Georgia State Georgia State
SWAC 4/12 - 4/14 New Orleans   Alabama State
WAC 4/26 - 4/28 Brownsville, TX UTRGV UMKC
WCC 4/25 - 4/27 Claremont, CA   Pepperdine
 

Week of April 8th-14th

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) - New Orleans - April 12-14
 
SWAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Alabama State
Participants:  Alabama State, Alcorn State, Grambling, Jackson State, Prairie View, Southern.
 
Scoring Updates: SWAC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 
 
 

Week of April 15th-21st

 

Southeastern Conference (SEC) - College Station, TX (April 17-21)
 
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2018 Champion: Vanderbilt
Participants: Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee (host), Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
 
 
Wednesday (First Round)

 
Thursday (Second Round)
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) - Cary, NC - April 17-21
 
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2018 Champion: North Carolina
Participants: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, NC State, Miami, Clemson, Boston College, Pitt, Syracuse
 
Wednesday (First Round)
 
 
 
Thursday (Second Round)

 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
 
Big 12 Conference - Lawrence, KS - April 18-21
 
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2018 Champion: Texas
Participants: Baylor, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia
 

Thursday (First Round)

 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)

Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 

Big South - Radford, VA (April 16-19)

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2018 Champion: Winthrop
Participants: Campbell, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, Longwood, Presbyterian, Radford, UNC Asheville, USC Upstate, Winthrop
 

Wednesday (First Round):
 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
 
Friday (Semifinals) 
 
Saturday (Finals)
 
 

American Athletic Conference (AAC) - Orlando, FL (April 17-20)
 
AAC
 
2018 Champion: Tulsa
Participants: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, USF, UConn, Wichita State

Wednesday (First Round)

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
 
Friday (Semifinals)
 

Saturday (Finals)

 

 

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

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2018 Champion: North Florida
Participants: Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State, Liberty, Lipscomb, NJIT, North Alabama, North Florida, Stetson, USC Upstate - top 6 teams qualify
 
Scoring Updates: ASun Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Championship) 
 
 
 
 
Big East Conference - Cayce, SC - April 18-21
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2018 Champion: St. John's
Participants: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John's, Villanova, Xavier
 
Thursday (First Round)
  
Friday (Quarterfinals)

Saturday (Semifinals)

Sunday (Finals)

 
 

Conference USA - Houston, TX (April 18-21)

CUSA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Florida International 
Participants: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky
 
Other Updates: CUSA Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)

 


Colonial Athletic Association - Elon, NC (April 17-20)

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

Friday (Quarterfinals) 
 
Saturday (Quarterfinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 


 

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

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2018 Champion: LIU Brooklyn
Participants: Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, St. Francis College (Brooklyn), St. Francis U, Wagner.
 
Scoring Updates: NEC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
  
 
Southern Conference - Macon, GA (April 18-20)
 
SoCon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Furman
Participants: Chattanooga, East Tennessee St, Furman (host), Mercer, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Western Carolina, Wofford
 
Live Scoring
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
Sun Belt - Peachtree City, GA - April 18-21 
 
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2018 Champion: Georgia State
Participants: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas-Arlington, Texas State, Troy
 
ESPN3 (Semis & Finals)
 
Thursday (First Round)

Friday (Quarterfinals) 


Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
 
Week of April 22nd-28th (17)

 

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

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2018 Champion: Stanford
Participants: USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Washington State Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado
 
 
Wednesday (First Round)

 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)

 
Friday (Semifinals)

 
Saturday (Championship)
 


Big Ten Conference - Lincoln, NE - April 25-28
 
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2018 Champion: Michigan
Participants: Illinois, Ohio State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan St, Penn St, Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue, Maryland, Rutgers
 
Live Scoring/Video
Big Ten Network Broadcast - Finals

Thursday (First Round) 


Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)


Sunday (Finals)


 


Atlantic 10  - Orlando, FL - April 24-27
 
A10
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: VCU
Participants: Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's, St. Louis, VCU
 

Wednesday (First Round)

 
Thursday (Quarterfinals) 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semfinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
  
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.
 
Scoring Updates: Big Sky Twitter

Thursday (Quarterfinals)

Friday (Semifinals)


Saturday (Finals)


 

Big West Conference - Indian Wells, CA - April 25-28
 
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2018 Champion: Hawai'i
Participants: Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Hawaii, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara.
 
Scoring Updates: Big West Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)

Friday (Quarterfinals)


Saturday (Semifinals)


Sunday (Finals)




Horizon League - West Lafayette, IN - April 26-28
 
HorizonLeague
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Youngstown State
Participants are top 6 out of these 10: Cleveland State, Detroit, Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Wright St, Youngstown St
 
Scoring Updates: Horizon Twitter
ESPN3 Broadcast

Friday (Quarterfinals)

Saturday (Semifinals)

Sunday (Finals)



Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) - West Windsor, NJ - April 27-28
 
MAAC Primary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Quinnipiac
Participants are top 4 of these 8: Quinnipiac, Monmouth, Marist, Fairfield, Niagara, Rider, Siena, St. Peter's
 
Scoring Updates: MAAC Twitter

Saturday (Semifinals)


Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 
 

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

MEAC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Morgan State
Participants are top 4 in each division. Northern Division: Coppin State, Hampton, 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) 
 
Friday (Semifinals) 
 
Saturday (Finals) 
 


Mid-American Conference (MAC) - Buffalo, NY - April 26-28
 
MAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Buffalo
Participants are top 6 out of these 8: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green State, Buffalo, Miami OH, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)


Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)



Mountain West Conference - San Diego, CA - April 24-27
 
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2018 Champion: Fresno State
Participants: Air Forece, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego St, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, Wyoming
 
Thursday (First Round)
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 

Saturday (Semifinals)


Sunday (Finals)



Missouri Valley Conference - Cedar Rapids, IA - April 26-28
 
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2018 Champion: Missouri State
Participants: Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa (host), Stony Brook, Valparaiso
 
Scoring Update: Missouri Valley Twitter

Friday (Quarterfinals)

Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 

Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 

Ohio Valley - Nashville, TN (April 26-28)

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2018 Champion: Eastern Kentucky
Participants: Eastern Illinois, Murray State, SIU Edwardsville, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin
 
Scoring Update: OVC Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals) 

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
Patriot League - Lewisburg, PA (April 25-28)
 
Patriot league logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Army
Participants: Army, Navy, Colgate, Bucknell, Boston U, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola MD
 
Scoring Updates: Patriot Twitter
 
Thursday (First Round)
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals) 
 
Sunday (Finals) 
 
 

Southland Conference - Corpus Christi, TX - April 25-27 
 
Southland conference logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
2018 Champion: McNeese
Participants (8 of 12): Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Incarnate Word, Lamar, McNeese State, New Orleans, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi   
 
Scoring Updates: Southland Twitter 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
The Summit League - Tulsa, OK - April 26-27
 
Summit League
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Champion: Denver
Participants are four of these six: Denver, Nebraska-Omaha, Oral Roberts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western Illinois

Friday (Semifinals)

Saturday (Finals) 


 

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

Thursday (Quarterfinals)

Friday (Semifinals)
 

Saturday (Finals)



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

Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 

Saturday (Semifinals)

Sunday (Finals)

 
 
 
Note: The Ivy League doesn't have a post season tournament - the regular season champion earns the NCAA Automatic Bid.
 
2018 Women's Champions (with seed listed)
American Athletic Conference - #2 Tulsa
Atlantic Coast Conference - #3 North Carolina
Atlantic Sun Conference - #2 North Florida
Atlantic 10 Conference - #1 VCU
Big East Conference - #1 St. John's
Big Sky Conference - #2 Idaho
Big South Conference - #1 Winthrop
Big Ten Conference - #2 Michigan
Big 12 Conference - #1 Texas
Big West Conference - #4 Hawaii
Colonial Athletic Association - #1 William & Mary
Conference USA - #1 Florida International 
Horizon League - #2 Youngstown State
The Ivy League - Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - #1 Quinnipiac
Mid-American Conference - #1 Buffalo
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - #2 Morgan State
Missouri Valley Conference - #4 Missouri State
Mountain West Conference - #2 Fresno State
Northeast Conference - #1 LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley Conference - #1 Eastern Kentucky
Pac-12 Conference - #1 Stanford
Patriot League - #2 Army 
Southeastern Conference - #1 Vanderbilt
Southern Conference - #1 Furman
Southland Conference - #1 McNeese
Southwestern Athletic Conference - #1 Alabama State
The Summit League -  #1 Denver
Sun Belt Conference - #2 Georgia State
West Coast Conference - #1 Pepperdine
Western Athletic Conference - #2 UMKC
 

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

 

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)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 

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
 
Live Scoring
 
Wednesday (First Round)

 
Thursday (Second Round)
 
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 

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) 
 
 
Thursday (Second Round)

 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)

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)
 
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)

Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 
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)


Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)
 

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: ASun Twitter
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Championship) 
 
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)
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 

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)
 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Friday (Semifinals)

 
Saturday (Finals) 
 
 
 

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)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 


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
 

Friday (Quarterfinals) 
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)

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

 
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2018 Champion: Western Michigan
Participants are top 4 out of these 6: Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Binghamton, Toledo, Ball State, Buffalo.

Friday (Semifinals)


Saturday (Finals)
 

 

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
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
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
 
Thursday (First Round)
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals) 
 
 
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
 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
  
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
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
 
ESPN3 (Semis & Finals)

Friday (Quarterfinals) 


Saturday (Semifinals)
 
 
Sunday (Finals)

 

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)

 
Thursday (Quarterfinals)
 
 
 
Friday (Semifinals)
 
Saturday (Championship)
 


 
 
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)


Friday (Quarterfinals)


Saturday (Semifinals)

 

Sunday (Finals)

 
 
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)

 
Friday (Quarterfinals)
 
Saturday (Semfinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
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.
 
Scoring Updates: Big Sky Twitter

 

Thursday (Quarterfinals)
 
Friday (Semifinals)
 
Saturday (Finals)
 
 

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)

 

Friday (Semifinals)

 
 

Sunday (Finals)

 


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)
 
Saturday (Semifinals)
 
Sunday (Finals)
 

 

 

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)
 
Friday (Semifinals)
 
Saturday (Finals)
 
 


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)

 

Sunday (Finals)


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)

 

Friday (Semifinals)

 
 

Saturday (Finals)

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) 

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 


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)

 
Sunday (Finals)

 
 
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)
 
 
 
Saturday (Finals)
 

 


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)
 
Friday (Semifinals)

Saturday (Finals)

 

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)

 
Saturday (Semifinals)

 
Sunday (Finals)
 
 
 
 
Note: The Ivy League doesn't have a post season tournament - the regular season champion earns the NCAA Automatic Bid.
 
2018 Men's Champions (with seed listed)
American Athletic Conference - #2 Tulane
Atlantic Coast Conference - #1 Wake Forest 
Atlantic Sun Conference - #1 North Florida
Atlantic 10 Conference - #1 VCU
Big East Conference - #3 Marquette
Big Sky Conference - #1 Idaho
Big South Conference - #2 Campbell
Big Ten Conference - #1 Ohio State
Big 12 Conference - #2 Texas
Big West Conference - #1 UC Santa Barbara
Colonial Athletic Association - #3 UNC Wilmington
Conference USA - #1 Old Dominion
Horizon League - #2 Cleveland State
The Ivy League - Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - #1 Monmouth
Mid-American Conference - #1 Western Michigan
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - #1 South Carolina State
Mountain West Conference - #1 Utah State
Northeast Conference - #1 Bryant
Ohio Valley Conference - #2 Tennessee Tech
Pac-12 Conference - #1 UCLA
Patriot League - #1 Navy
Southeastern Conference - #2 Mississippi State
Southern Conference - #1 East Tennessee State
Southland Conference - #4 Lamar
Southwestern Athletic Conference - #1 Alabama State
The Summit League - #1 Drake
Sun Belt Conference - #3 South Alabama
West Coast Conference - #1 San Diego
Western Athletic Conference - #2 New Mexico State
 
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