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Musings on Proposed ITA/NCAA Division I Format Changes
by Dallas Oliver, 22 August 2014

The ITA recently announced a number of changes to NCAA Division I competition starting this fall. The most notable changes are a move to "no-ad" rather than traditional scoring and shortening doubles from an eight-game pro set to one standard six-game set. These changes have been met with strong feelings on both sides, and there are many coaches and players on both sides of this debate. This article offers our thoughts - in the context of many other articles on the issue.

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Press Release
ITA Announces New Division I Dual Match Format
by ITA, 21 August 2014

The ITA will be inaugurating a new, shorter dual meet format for Division I college tennis beginning at the start of the 2014-15 season. Highlighting the format changes are switches to no-ad scoring from regular scoring, one set of doubles rather than an 8-game pro set and no warm-up with opponents.

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College Feature
American Collegiate Invitational to Debut at US Open
by Colette Lewis, 24 June 2014

When sixteen American collegians take the courts late in the second week of this year's American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open, they will enjoy the same perks and surroundings as professionals Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. The college players will not share in the millions of dollars of prize money, but they can collect something the pros cannot - a guarantee of entry for the following year.

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College Feature
The Role of College Tennis in Isner, Johnson and Burdette's Pro Success
by Colette Lewis, 19 June 2014

College tennis is a team game, a prime reason for its popularity, particularly among US-born juniors. After years of focusing on individual results in junior tournaments, collegians have an opportunity to perform for the benefit of their teammates, most of whom become lifelong friends. Yet many of the top college players also have their sights set on professional careers, using their years in college to mature and develop while competing and studying.

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11-Jun-2014
Meet ITA Rookie of the Year Brayden Schnur
Eighteen-year-old Canadian Brayden Schnur didn't begin his freshman year at the University of North Carolina until January, but he had an enormous impact on the Tar Heels in his first five months in Chapel Hill.

8-Jun-2014
Q&A with USC senior Ray Sarmiento
Last month, USC won its 21st NCAA title in men's tennis - and the school's 100th NCAA title overall. The Tennis Trojans were led by senior Ray Sarmiento, who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Harry Cicma of NBC Sports, who served as the commentator for the live webcast, talked with Sarmiento after the event.

30-May-2014
Virginia's Danielle Collins, UCLA's Marcos Giron Claim NCAA Singles Titles
It was NCAA singles title No. 1 for Virginia and No. 11 for UCLA, as Cavalier Danielle Collins and Bruin Marcos Giron stood alone at the end of six hot and humid days of NCAA Division I singles competition at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

28-May-2014
Amherst Wins D-III Men's Tennis Championhip, Emory Takes Women's Title
The Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif., was the site of the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships May 19-24. The fourth-ranked Amherst Lord Jeffs men's team won its second NCAA team title with a 5-3 victory over the top-ranked and host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags. On the women's side, top-ranked Emory won its sixth NCAA title with a 5-1 decision over No. 2 Amherst.

23-May-2014
USC Men, UCLA Women Reign in Division I Team Championships
The 2014 NCAA Division I Team Championships in Athens, Georgia featured plenty of rain and two new faces in the final, but when Tuesday came to close, the Pac-12 had secured both titles. Top seed University of Southern California defeated No. 2 seed Oklahoma 4-2 to claim its fifth men's title in the past six years, while No. 5 seed UCLA won its second women's championship with a scintillating 4-3 victory over No. 7 seed North Carolina.

9-May-2014
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
The NCAA Division I Tennis Championships start today. The top men's and women's college tennis programs face off in first-round action across the country, with all teams competing for tickets to Athens, Ga., and a spot in the Sweet 16. Check out insights from our college tennis contributors - and see who they picked as darkhorses and champions.

6-May-2014
Call for Simultaneous Format in College Dual Matches
A huge issue for college tennis today is figuring out how to reduce the time it takes to complete a match while at the same time ensuring that doubles continues to be an integral part of a match. To date, we have experimented with changing scoring and rules, but competitive matches are still too long. We can do better. The problem can be easily resolved by having both doubles and singles matches played at the same time - the simultaneous format.

5-May-2014
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
This weekend, the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships get underway. 64 men's and women's college tennis teams will head to campus venues around the country to compete in first- and second-round action. The winners will make up the Sweet 16 and head to Athens, Ga., to compete for the team title. Today, our college tennis contributors preview the "Big Dance" of college tennis.

28-Apr-2014
Ohio State Downs Illinois 4-2 to Claim Big Ten Tournament Championship
With nine consecutive Big Ten regular season conference championships and eight of the last nine conference tournament championships, the Ohio State Buckeyes could be forgiven for taking such accomplishments lightly. There was no complacency in Sunday's tournament final against the University of Illinois however, with the Buckeyes exacting some revenge in their 4-2 victory at the Michigan State Outdoor Tennis Courts.

24-Apr-2014
Scattershooting Around the Men's College Game
During a dual season in which many schools have negotiated difficult schedules, overcome adversity and tweaked lineups, the men's Division I season has now reached the conference tournaments. Rivalries will be renewed this weekend and a few more questions might be answered, but what we have seen the past three months from all regions of the country tells us there are perhaps ten teams capable of capturing the NCAA championship.

11-Mar-2014
Conversation with UNLV's Owen Hambrook
UNLV's Owen Hambrook is now in his eleventh season as head coach of the Runnin' Rebels men's tennis program. Hambrook, who led the program to its first-ever Mountain West championship, took the 2012-13 squad to a 17-7 overall record and a final ranking of No. 62. NBC's Harry Cicma caught up with Hambrook to talk tennis, Las Vegas, and recruiting.

26-Feb-2014
Notre Dame Dominates Ball State in College Match Day Contest
Only hours after a grueling and emotional home loss to top-ranked Ohio State Saturday afternoon, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish returned to the Eck Tennis Pavilion courts to sweep Ball State in a nationally streamed USTA College Match Day contest Saturday evening, rebounding quickly from the disappointing loss to the Buckeyes.

21-Feb-2014
ITA Format Experiment Comments: Part Two
In part one of my discussion with college coaches, there was little support for continuing the women's experiment, which featured a match tiebreaker in lieu of a full third set. In part two below, five more coaches provide their perspective on the ITA's format experiment, as does Dustin Taylor, the USTA's National Coach for Collegiate Tennis, and Mitchell Frank, the University of Virginia's No. 1 player, who is leading the student-athlete opposition to any change of format.

19-Feb-2014
Match Tiebreaker for Third Set Not Popular with Top Division I Coaches in Charlottesville
The experimental phase for ITA Division I formats is over, concluding with the men's and women's ITA Team Indoor Championships. The men's experimental format, which employed no-ad, and the women's experimental format, which used a match tiebreaker in lieu of a third set, will now be evaluated for their effectiveness in providing an improved fan experience and shortening match times.

14-Feb-2014
Duke Erases UCLA's 3-0 Lead to Earn Second ITA Women's Team Indoor Title
When the seeds were announced last week for the ITA Women's Team Indoor Championships, Duke was a controversial No. 7, despite their preseason ranking of 10. When the Blue Devils defeated No. 4 seed UCLA 4-3 Monday in the final, roaring back from 3-0 down, they had proven they belong at the very top.

10-Feb-2014
Conversation with South Dakota's Malcolm Gilreath
University of South Dakota coach Malcolm Gilreath is in his tenth year at the helm of the USD women's tennis team. Gilreath is one of the most successful coaches in Coyote history - leading the program to 110 dual match victories. His 2012-13 team finished the season at 16-11 and reached the semifinals of the Summit League conference tournament. NBC's Harry Cicma talked with Gilreath about coaching and recruiting at USD.

30-Jan-2014
Michigan Women Defeat Yale to Return to Team Indoor in Charlottesville
A new format and a key player's injury didn't keep the University of Michigan women from their customary trip to Charlottesville, Virginia in February. On Sunday, the Wolverines defeated Yale 4-0, advancing to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships for the fifth consecutive year.

26-Dec-2013
Meet the Tylers - a College Coaching Family
Donovan Tennis Strategies enjoys taking opportunities to recognize student-athletes and coaches alike, who offer unique contributions to the world of college tennis and recruiting. In this feature, we catch up with Steven, Hilary and Matt Tyler, a collegiate tennis coaching family!

30-Nov-2013
Talking with Columbia's Howard Endelman
NBC's Harry Cicma was one of the announcers at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships held last month. One of the big stories was the doubles championship earned by the hometown Columbia Lions. Cicma chatted with Associate Head Coach Howard Endelman about tennis and recruiting at Columbia.

18-Nov-2013
Loeb and Thompson Claim USTA/ITA Indoor Titles
The freshman's title was no surprise, while the senior's run to the championship caught everyone off guard at the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships earlier this month. Eighteen-year-old All-American champion Jamie Loeb of North Carolina dethroned defending champion Robin Anderson of UCLA 6-3 6-2 in the final, but the Bruins got their title when Clay Thompson defeated Jared Hiltzik of Illinois 6-4, 7-5 in the men's championship match.

17-Nov-2013
Talking with UCLA's Robin Anderson
NBC's Harry Cicma was one of the announcers at the USTA/ITA National Indoors last week in New York. Cicma chatted with defending champion Robin Anderson of UCLA, who reached the final before dropping the championship match 6-3, 6-2 to UNC freshman phenom Jamie Loeb. Check out what the UCLA junior had to say...

8-Nov-2013
Countdown: Talking with BC Alum Justin Slattery
Justin Slattery played for Boston College from 2000 to 2004, playing No. 1 singles and doubles throughout his career and serving as team captain. Harry Cicma of NBC News caught up with Slattery, who reflects on his time at BC and what the college experience means to him.

10-Oct-2013
Virginia's Frank Takes Second All-American Championship in Tulsa
For all the upsets and unexpected results at the St Francis Health System ITA Men's All American Championships in Tulsa last week, the winner was hardly a surprise. Mitchell Frank of the University of Virginia collected his second ITA All-American singles championship, running his winning streak at the event to 12, after recording a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Oklahoma's Guillermo Alcorta.

2-Oct-2013
Talking with Wisconsin Assistant Coach Matt Manasse
Matt Manasse finished his college tennis career at Purdue in 2011. After a two-year stint with Babolat in charge of their Competition Team, Manasse is back in the Big 10, having accepted a position as assistant coach for the women's tennis program at Wisconsin. Harry Cicma of NBC News talked coaching and recruiting with Manasse.

26-Jun-2013
2003 Illini Men's Team Returns to Celebrate Magical Season
The University of Illinois was host to their first NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in May, and it was fitting that the tournament took place exactly 10 years after the Illini men had a perfect season. In 2003, after winning the National Indoors and Big Ten Championship, the team won the NCAA team title. To cap off the month, Amer Delic took the singles, followed by a doubles crown by teammates Rajeev Ram and Brian Wilson.

21-Jun-2013
Ohio State's Home Winning Streak at Ten Years and Counting
Few would argue that a streak of any significance owes something to luck. But as the Ohio State men's tennis team looks to extend their stretch of home victories past the current number of 172, what stands out is how few close calls the Buckeyes have had in that 10-year span.

14-Jun-2013
An Interview with USTA's Collegiate Team National Coach Dustin Taylor
The United States Tennis Association's Collegiate Team has been a part of the USTA's commitment to college tennis since 1996, but beginning this spring, it's taking a new direction. USTA Player Development National Coach Dustin Taylor was selected to take over responsibility for the program, and he began formulating his strategies for assisting college players in February. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com talked with Taylor about his new position and his goals.

6-Jun-2013
Talking with James Blake
Former Harvard standout and ATP pro James Blake is one of the most prominent American tennis professionals. NBC's Harry Cicma got the chance to talk with Blake about college tennis, American tennis, and his charitable works.

31-May-2013
Gibbs Defends NCAA Singles Title, Rola Thwarts Jenkins' Bid for Triple Crown
NCAA titles in 2012 didn't satisfy Stanford's Nicole Gibbs and Ohio State's Blaz Rola, who returned to the Division I Individual Championships at the University of Illinois hungry for more. Gibbs defeated Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt to earn a second straight singles title to go with her 2012 doubles championship and the 2013 team title, while Rola downed Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins to add a singles title to the doubles championship he won last year.

29-May-2013
Talking with UVa's Mitchell Frank
It didn't take long for Virginia sophomore Mitchell Frank to drop his first set at No. 3 singles in the NCAA Team Championship match by a 6-0 score. But Frank regrouped to win the second set 6-4. Then, after UCLA's Adrien Puget accidentally stepped on the net on championship point to keep UVa's hopes alive, Frank came back from 3-5 to clinch the title for the Cavaliers with a 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory. NBC's Harry Cicma caught up with Frank after the match.

24-May-2013
Virginia Men Claim First, Stanford Women Collect Seventeenth NCAA Team Championship
For the Virginia men, it was a long delayed first title; for the Stanford women, it was title 17, but the only numbers that mattered Tuesday in the finals of NCAA Division I Team Championships at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Center at the University of Illinois was 4-3, the score of Virginia's win over UCLA and Stanford's win over Texas A&M.

17-May-2013
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Preview
The NCAA Division III Championship is down to the Elite Eight, and those eight teams will compete next week in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at historic Stowe Stadium. Today, one of the principals of Division3Tennis.com stops by with a preview of the Men's Championships that get underway on Monday.

10-May-2013
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
The NCAA Division I Tennis Championships start today. The top men's and women's college tennis programs face off in first-round action across the country, with all teams competing for tickets to Champaign-Urbana, Ill. and a spot in the Sweet 16. Check out insights from our college tennis contributors - and see who they picked as champions.

8-May-2013
College Championships at the Ojai
About the only thing missing from the 113th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament were strains of the Eight Clap echoing through the towering oak trees at Libbey Park. UCLA fans had plenty of reason to cheer this year as current, future and former Bruins experienced great success in all divisions.

7-May-2013
Catching Up with Steve Johnson
A year ago, Steve Johnson was wrapping up his senior year at USC as arguably the most decorated player in NCAA history with his second second straight NCAA singles title and fourth straight NCAA team title. Fast forward a year, and Johnson has made a strong start to his professional career, working his ATP singles ranking up to No. 128 in the world. Harry Cicma recently chatted with Johnson about his future - as well as his college tennis memories.

6-May-2013
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
May Madness might not be a household term, but the name fits for college tennis. May is tournament time. This weekend, 64 men's and women's teams will see first- and second-round action in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships. The winners head to the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., to compete for the team title. Today, our college tennis contributors talk about college tennis' Big Dance.

30-Apr-2013
University of Illinois Readies for First NCAA Tennis Championship
It seems as if Stanford and Georgia (with a little Tulsa and College Station) have served as hosts of the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships over and over during the last decade. That's about to change as the tournament makes its way to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's the first time the school is hosting - and the first time the tournament has been in the Midwest since 1998.

22-Feb-2013
Weatherholt Leads Nebraska to New Heights
Kansas City's Mary Weatherholt was not quite five years old when Lindsay Davenport's Olympic gold medal in Atlanta inspired her to take up the sport. Despite setbacks along the way, the Nebraska Cornhusker senior has nurtured that initial love of the game, leading her team to new heights while establishing herself as one of the nation's top collegians.

15-Feb-2013
North Carolina Claims First National Team Title at ITA Women's Indoor Championships
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia last week for the ITA Women's Team Indoor ranked eighth in the country. They left the Boar's Head Sports Club with wins over No. 4 Southern California, No. 3 Duke, and No. 2 UCLA in successive matches, claiming the program's first national team championship and the No. 1 ranking with a heart-pounding 4-3 victory over the defending champion Bruins.

8-Feb-2013
Indoor Tennis Moves South
Indoor tennis in the south? Yes, you heard me right. Universities in places like Florida and Georgia have sparkling new indoor tennis facilities that are being used not only for getting out of the elements to practice and matches, but they are dangling these new indoor courts in front of possible recruits and it's bound to make a difference.

30-Jan-2013
Miami Women Earn Trip to ITA Team Indoor
University of Miami's head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews knows her team landed on the right side of a thin line Saturday, winning a tense and unpredictable dual match with Arizona State 4-3 to earn a trip to the ITA Team Indoor in Charlottesville, Virginia next month.

31-Dec-2012
Kennesaw State Tennis Looks Ahead to Football
There is excitement in the air with the Kennesaw State University women's tennis team and it has nothing to do with aces, straight set wins or beating a top-20 team. "Right now we are looking to improve individually and as a program, but we can compete with anybody," said Women's Head Coach Jeff Kutac. Compete is what they will be able to do more of in the coming years, as the sport of football is coming to KSU.

24-Dec-2012
Talking with Endicott Coach Jeremy Howard
Jeremy Howard, former standout for the University of Richmond tennis team, has recently taken over as the head coach of men's and women's tennis at Endicott College in Mass. Contributor Harry Cicma talked with Coach Howard about how he will approach his first college coaching assignment - and the challenges of heading up both the men's and women's programs.

3-Dec-2012
Q & A with Former Brown Standout James Cerretani
Contributor Harry Cicma recently caught up with ATP doubles player and former Brown standout James Cerretani. They talked about life on the ATP tour and his children's foundation.

29-Nov-2012
Catching up with Audra Cohen
Former NCAA singles champion and WTA professional Audra Cohen has now taken the reins as head coach at the University of North Florida. Cohen, now in her second year at UNF, is excited about building her program, and she draws on her own experience as a college player, as a transfer, and as a professional in her coaching. Contributor Rick Limpert caught up with Cohen earlier this fall at a tournament.

19-Nov-2012
Jenkins and Anderson Impress with USTA/ITA Indoor Titles
Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia and Robin Anderson of UCLA were hardly prohibitive favorites at the start of the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, held earlier this month at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY. But both competitors brought their "A" games to New York - both won titles without losing a set.

25-Oct-2012
Countdown: King, van Overbeek Mobilize Community
Michigan's Evan King and Florida's Bob van Overbeek thought that proposed format changes to NCAA Division I tennis - including super-tiebreaks in singles competition - were jokes. Once they confirmed the proposed changes were real, the two started a Facebook group. That group mobilized the community and led to a Twitter event, online petition, and mainstream media coverage. The NCAA has since rescinded the changes.

10-Oct-2012
Virginia's Domijan Collects Second ITA All-American Title
After winning the 2010 IT All-American championship as a freshman, the University of Virginia's Alex Domijan was unable to defend his title last year due to injury. Teammate Mitchell Frank kept the trophy in Charlottesville with his title last year, and there it will stay, after Domijan defeated unseeded Ohio State Buckeye Peter Kobelt 7-5, 6-1 in the championship match.

9-Oct-2012
Q & A with Hartford Head Coach Michael Louis
Michael Louis is entering his second year as the head coach of the University of Hartford men's and women's tennis teams. Louis is a first-time head coach at the Division I collegiate level after spending seven seasons as the assistant men's tennis coach at the University of Connecticut. Harry Cicma caught up with Louis, chatting about his goals and experiences.

8-Oct-2012
Talking with Bryant Coach Ron Gendron
Ron Gendron is starting his eighth season coaching the Bryant University men's tennis team, and he has seen a lot of changes during his tenure. After several years in the NCAA D-II Northeast-10 Conference, Bryant reclassified to Division I and the Northeast Conference in 2008. Harry Cicma talked with Coach Gendron about his experiences coaching college tennis.

21-Sep-2012
Host Illinois Provides Unique Atmosphere at Olympia Fields Invitational
Golf has always been king at the Olympia Fields Country Club in the southern suburbs of Chicago, the home of the 2003 US Open. But with the introduction of the Olympia Fields Invitational six years ago, college tennis is now a new member of the royal box.

12-Sep-2012
Burdette Begins Pro Career After Stellar Summer
All-American Mallory Burdette wasn't convinced she wanted the life of a professional tennis player until this summer, when the 21-year-old from Jackson, Georgia played four professional tournaments in a period of four weeks in July and August. Shortly after her third-round loss in the U.S. Open to Maria Sharapova, Burdette decided to forego her senior season at Stanford and turn pro.

29-Aug-2012
Coachspeak: Considering the Proposed NCAA Changes
The NCAA Division I Tennis Committee recently proposed two changes to the postseason tournament: (1) reduce the times for warm-ups and changeovers and (2) alter the format of the final rounds so that only four teams go to the final site rather than 16 - introducing regional rounds on participant sites for the round of 16 and quarterfinals. Today, college coaches from around the country weigh in on those proposals.

7-Jun-2012
Talking with Florida's Thornqvist and Embree
Last month, the University of Florida capped off its second straight NCAA Championship with a win over UCLA. Lauren Embree earned the decisive fourth point that clinched the championship for the second time in as many years. Harry Cicma, who served as color analyst at the NCAA Championships in Athens, talked with Embree and Gator Head Coach Roland Thornqvist.

3-Jun-2012
Talking with USC's Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson just wrapped up his college career at USC as a four-time NCAA team champion and two-time NCAA singles champion. That's pretty heady stuff, and it puts him in the conversation for greatest of all time. Harry Cicma, who served as color analyst at the NCAA Championships in Athens, caught up with Johnson after his singles victory.

1-Jun-2012
Johnson, Gibbs Claim NCAA Titles at Historic NCAA Division I Championships
After the drama of the team tournament, the individual portion of the 2012 NCAA Division I championships wasn't expected to approach those impressive heights. But the singles and doubles tournaments somehow found a way to equal it with one unprecedented accomplishment after another in the steamy, midsummer-like conditions at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

25-May-2012
USC Men Claim Fourth Straight NCAA Team Title, while Florida Women Go Back-to-Back
Winning one NCAA team title is difficult. Only 21 programs have managed to do it in over six decades of competition in Division I collegiate tennis. But the USC men and Florida women are making a habit of it, with Trojans collecting their fourth in row with a 4-2 win over Virginia and the Gators going back-to-back with a 4-0 victory over UCLA Tuesday in Athens, Ga.

15-May-2012
Illini Pull Out All Stops to Reach Sweet Sixteen
The University of Illinois once again hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Division I Championships, but this year it was a really close one - both getting there and getting out. The Illini advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 4-3 victory over Auburn.

14-May-2012
Bolender Leads Michigan over Texas A&M for Sweet 16 Berth
On a cloudy afternoon in Ann Arbor, sophomore Brooke Bolender put the 15th-seeded Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. The home crowd erupted on every point in the final set, as Bolender defeated Nazari Urbina of Texas A&M 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for a 4-3 victory.

11-May-2012
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
The NCAA Division I Tennis Championships start today. The top men's and women's college tennis programs face off in first-round action across the country, with all teams competing for tickets to Athens, Ga. and a spot in the Sweet 16. Check out insights from our college tennis contributors - and see who they picked as champions.

9-May-2012
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Preview
The NCAA Championships are getting underway, and the D-III brackets have been announced. Today, one of the principals of Division3Tennis.com stops by with a preview of the NCAA D-III Championships that get underway this Thursday at campus sites throughout the country.

7-May-2012
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
This weekend, the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships get underway. 64 men's and women's college tennis teams will head to campus venues around the country to compete in first- and second-round action. The winners will make up the Sweet 16 and head to Athens, Ga., to compete for the team title. Today, our college tennis contributors preview the "Big Dance" of college tennis.

1-May-2012
Trojans Take Inaugural Pac-12 Team Title in Ojai
The USC vs. UCLA rivalry is as intense as any in collegiate sports. While the Trojans and Bruins have waged some memorable battles in football and basketball, the fierce competitiveness between the two Southern California schools also extends to the tennis court. Over the weekend, USC earned a 4-2 victory over UCLA to win the Pac-12 conference championship.

5-Mar-2012
Cavalier Freshman Frank Makes Quick Ascent to Top of Rankings
Less than a semester into his college career, University of Virginia freshman Mitchell Frank had already put his name in the exclusive company of James Blake, MaliVai Washington and Sargis Sargsian, the only other collegians to have won both the ITA All-American and USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Frank's titles propelled him to the top of the Campbell/ITA national rankings, even though he is now playing No. 3 for the star-studded Cavaliers.

23-Feb-2012
USC Edges Ohio State to Claim First ITA Men's Team Indoor Championship in 24 Years
Despite their position as three-time defending NCAA champions, the USC Trojans were not overwhelming favorites for the ITA Men's Team Indoor Championships, held last week at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. But thanks to freshman Yannick Hanfmann, top seed USC battled to a 4-3 win over No. 3 Ohio State in the final, delivering the storied program its first Team Indoor title since 1988.

16-Feb-2012
UCLA Downs Duke for First ITA Women's Team Indoor Title
In her 16 years heading the UCLA women's tennis program, Stella Sampras Webster's teams had reached the NCAA finals three times, winning the title in 2008. But the Bruins had not had the same success at the ITA Team Indoor Championships. That all changed Monday, when the contributions of its four outstanding freshmen culminated in a 4-0 UCLA victory over top seed Duke for the Bruins first Team Indoor title.

2-Feb-2012
Michigan Survives Yale to Advance to ITA Team Indoor
Although only a sophomore, Michigan's Brooke Bolender had already felt the sting of losing the last match in an important dual contest. So when she faced a tiebreaker against Yale's Blair Seideman Sunday at No. 2 singles, with a place in the ITA Team Indoor Championships on the line, Bolender was prepared. Michigan won the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Ann Arbor to advance.

14-Nov-2011
Virginia's Frank, SMU's Lesniak Capture USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
The men's and women's USTA/ITA National Indoors shared the same dates and venue, but the tournaments had strikingly different conclusions. Both the men's singles and doubles titles went to October's ITA All-American champions, with Virginia and Ohio State taking the titles. On the women's side, SMU and USC earned their first-ever championships in singles and doubles, respectively.

13-Oct-2011
Virginia Freshman Takes ITA Men's All-American Title for Second Straight Year
In 2010, University of Virginia freshman Alex Domijan used his ITA wild card to sweep through the field to capture the fall season's first collegiate major at the Men's All-American. Last Sunday at the Michael Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa, freshman Mitchell Frank matched his teammate, winning the title with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over University of Georgia senior Wil Spencer.

24-Aug-2011
Gibbs Welcomes Return to Stanford
While the vast majority of the players at the USTA Girls' 16 & 18 Nationals were either looking at colleges for the future or getting ready to start their freshman year, Nicole Gibbs was preparing to return to Stanford University for her sophomore year.

15-Jul-2011
NCAA Champion Johnson Fulfills Dream as Practice Partner for USA Davis Cup Team
Most years, the Campbell/ITA's Players of the Year are recognized during the second weekend in July. Cal's Jana Juricova, the NCAA champion and women's player of the year, received her award at the ATP event in Newport, Rhode Island. But the men's winner, USC's NCAA champion Steve Johnson, couldn't make it. He was in Austin, Texas, serving as a practice partner for the US Davis Cup team's quarterfinal tie with Spain.

2-Jun-2011
Top Seeds Johnson and Juricova Capture NCAA Titles
The top-ranked players in Division I college tennis when the NCAA individual tournament began, Southern California's Steve Johnson and Cal's Jana Juricova proved worthy of those numbers on Monday when they claimed NCAA singles titles at the Taube Family Tennis Center at Stanford University.

27-May-2011
Florida and Southern Cal Win Thrillers to Claim 2011 NCAA Titles
The 2011 Men's and Women's Division I NCAA Championships was a riveting event from start to finish. In two excruciatingly exciting 4-3 matches, the second-seeded Southern California men claimed their third consecutive team championship over top seed and undefeated Virginia, while the University of Florida women, also seeded No. 2, avenged last year's heartbreaking loss to top seed and undefeated Stanford, ending the longest home winning streak in NCAA history.

13-May-2011
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
Today is the day. The top NCAA Division I men's and women's college tennis programs face off in first-round action across the country, with all teams trying to punch their ticket to the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, California with a spot in the Sweet 16. Check out insights from our college tennis contributors - and see who they pick as darkhorses.

9-May-2011
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
May Madness might not be a household term, but the name fits for college tennis. May is tournament time. This weekend, 64 men's and women's teams will see first- and second-round action in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships. The winners head to the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif., to compete for the team title. Today, our college tennis contributors talk about college tennis' Big Dance.

7-Mar-2011
Texas A&M Avenges Painful Loss with 5-2 Victory over Notre Dame
Two years ago the Texas A&M Aggies left Notre Dame's Eck Tennis Pavilion stung by a comeback that saw the Fighting Irish win the final four points. Last Friday, 18th-ranked A&M took another 3-0 lead, but this time they refused to let 24th-ranked Notre Dame back in, taking a 5-2 decision from the home team.

2-Feb-2011
Michigan Women Survive USC Comeback to Reach Team Indoor Championships
Last Sunday at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan women's team appeared to have a tidy win over the University of Southern California in its grasp in the final match of the ITA's Kickoff Weekend. The road to a berth in the 16-team Indoor Championships got bumpy however, before Michigan escaped with a 5-2 win.

26-Jan-2011
David Roditi Looking to Forge Ahead at TCU
When the head men's coaching job opened this summer at Texas Christian University, one name stood out from the others as a possible replacement - David Roditi. A standout player for the Horned Frogs in the mid-90s, Roditi left his job at the USTA to return to Fort Worth and take his "dream job."

19-Jan-2011
Memphis Tigers Find a Home to be Proud Of
Imagine being a college coach without a court to call home. That's the jam the University of Memphis coaches experienced when the Tigers' on-campus courts were deemed unplayable six years ago. After five wandering years, the University partnered with the Racquet Club of Memphis, which this season became the full-time home of U of M men's and women's tennis.

22-Nov-2010
Young and Old Illini Meet at Alumni Reunion
The Khan Outdoor Complex of the Atkins Tennis Center was full of activity this fall as the University of Illinois hosted courts filled with alumni. The current team took the courts with alumni from the past dozen years for spirited competition. TennisRecruiting.net contributor Marcia Frost was onhand to take in the festivities.

15-Nov-2010
Rhyne Williams and Maria Sanchez Claim Indoor Titles by Outlasting Defending Champions
The venue was new and so were the champions at the 2010 USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Maria Sanchez of the University of Southern California and Rhyne Williams of the University of Tennessee captured their first collegiate majors the hard way - by defeating the defending champions in the final.

14-Oct-2010
Domijan Dominates as Virginia Sweep D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships
It didn't take long for Virginia freshman Alex Domijan to shake up the status quo in Division I men's college tennis. Given a wild card into the D'Novo/ITA All-American championships as the country's top freshman, Domijan drew No. 13 seed Javier Garrapiz of Georgia in the first round of last week's tournament, played at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

3-Jun-2010
Gullickson and Klahn Lead U.S. Sweep of NCAA Singles and Doubles Titles
For the second consecutive year, Americans claimed the men's and women's singles titles at the NCAA Division I individual championships, with U.S. players also capturing both doubles titles Monday to complete the sweep.

28-May-2010
USC Wins Back-to-Back NCAA Titles with Win Over Tennessee
2009 in College Station, Texas... 2010 in Athens, Georgia... For the second year in a row, the University of Southern California are NCAA men's tennis champions after a 4-2 victory over Tennessee Tuesday night at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The Trojans took out the top two seeds in two days at college tennis' version of the Final Four.

27-May-2010
Stanford Women Earn 16th National Title with Thrilling 4-3 Victory over Florida
The Stanford Cardinal returned to the top of college tennis Tuesday, claiming a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Florida Gators. After more than four hours, the championship had come down to the No. 3 singles match between freshman Mallory Burdette and Florida senior Marrit Boonstra. Burdette broke Boonstra to serve for the third set at 6-5, and then she sealed the 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 victory - starting a Cardinal dogpile.

25-May-2010
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Preview
The NCAA Division I team finals take place today, but the Division III championships are just getting underway. Today, the author of the Division III Tennis Blog stops by with a preview of the Men's Final 8 which starts today on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio.

17-May-2010
Badgers stop Illini's NCAA Run
With the exception of 2006, when they weren't allowed to host because of the controversy of the "chief" logo, the Fighting Illini men have hosted the first rounds of the NCAA Championships a dozen years. This year, however, the results were very different than they had been for the vast majority of those events. The Wisconsin Badgers got the job done.

14-May-2010
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
The NCAA Division I Tennis Championships start today. The top men's and women's college tennis programs face off in first-round action across the country, with all teams competing for tickets to Athens, Ga. and a spot in the Sweet 16. Check out insights from our college tennis contributors - and see who their picks are for the champions.

10-May-2010
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
This weekend, the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships get underway. 64 men's and women's college tennis teams will head to campus venues around the country to compete in first- and second-round action. The winners will make up the Sweet 16 and head to Athens, Ga., to compete for the team title. Today, our college tennis contributors preview the tournament.

29-Mar-2010
Texas Tech Wins Thriller over Oklahoma to Claim Blue Gray Championship
The championship match in the 2010 Blue Gray National Tennis Classic came down to a pair of Big 12 foes: #16 Texas Tech and #17 Oklahoma. The final moved indoors - and the hotly-contested match ended after four hours with Tech's Raony Carvalho clinching the 4-3 victory at No. 1 singles. Colette Lewis was in Mobile, Ala., to cover the event.

1-Mar-2010
Taney's Comeback Leads No. 8 Michigan Women Past Fifth-ranked Baylor
College dual matches can't be scripted. Too much can happen over the course of three doubles and six singles matches. But last week the Michigan women earned two 4-3 victories over visitors from Texas by following a similar storyline - win the doubles point, then add victories at the 4, 5, and 6 singles spots.

18-Feb-2010
Virginia Tops Tennessee For Third Consecutive ITA Men's Indoor Championship
The Virginia Cavaliers won their first ITA Team Indoor championship two years ago in Seattle and their second last year in Chicago. On Monday, they claimed their third straight title, defeating Tennessee 4-1 at the sweetest of locations, their home courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville.

4-Feb-2010
North Carolina Earns Berth in ITA Team Indoor by Defeating Host Notre Dame
The North Carolina Women's Tennis Team travelled to South Bend, Indiana to face Notre Dame on its home courts. On the line was a trip to the ITA Team Indoor next week in Madison, Wisc., a trek every UNC team has made for the past six years. That streak is now seven, with the second-seeded Tar Heels posting a 5-2 win over top-seeded Irish.

17-Dec-2009
Mina, Dabrowski Win 18s Championships, Halebian and Addison Capture 16s Titles at Dunlop Orange Bowl
The summer-like heat and humidity in Miami last week proved no obstacle to Dunlop Orange Bowl boys 18s top seed Gianni Mina of France, who won the Grade A championship. Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, the girls 18s champion, was unseeded and ranked outside the ITF Junior Top 40 coming into the tournament.

10-Dec-2009
American Champions Abound at 2009 Eddie Herr
At the 2008 Eddie Herr, Americans took home half of the singles titles, with four champions calling the United States home. Last week they improved on last year's impressive showing, taking six of the eight titles and sweeping both the 12s and 16s age divisions.

27-Nov-2009
Eddie Herr Preview: 16s and 18s
Yesterday, Colette Lewis previewed the younger age groups at the Eddie Herr. Today she takes a look at the 16s and 18s divisions.

26-Nov-2009
Eddie Herr Preview: 12s and 14s
One of the pleasures of attending the Eddie Herr International tournament year after year is the opportunity to watch the progress of junior players from their pre-teen years through young adulthood. In the first of a two-part preview of this year's tournament, I'll look at some of the youngest competitors, most of whom are seeking the thrill of their first major international championship.

16-Nov-2009
Pac-10 Sweeps Titles at ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
With their regional competitions held outdoors, the Pac-10 players who won entry into the ITA Indoor had to adapt quickly once they arrived at Yale University. They did just that, with teams from Stanford earning an unprecedented sweep of the doubles title, and Steve Johnson of the University of Southern California and Jana Juricova of California-Berkeley capturing the singles titles at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in West Haven, Conn.

30-Oct-2009
All-Americans vs. Futures
Marc Lucero takes a look at college tennis as an alternative to playing futures as a path to development.

15-Oct-2009
Smith Claims Two Titles for Volunteers at D'Novo ITA All-American Championships
The weather was damp and cool in Tulsa last weekend, but the dreary conditions didn't faze Tennessee junior JP Smith, who became the first player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at the All-American Championships since Harvard's James Blake accomplished that feat in 1998.

1-Sep-2009
Questions and Answers with Mallory Cecil
For Mallory Cecil, it's already been a year of nearly unbelievable accomplishments, yet she still has time to add another chapter or two. As a first-semester freshman at Duke University, Cecil helped the team win the NCAA women's title in May and followed it by winning the NCAA women's singles championship without dropping a set less than a week later.

11-Jun-2009
Harvard Law or Decatur Futures?
When Blake Strode was growing up, he had two ambitious and unrelated dream careers: pro tennis and law. Both are still vying for his time. He finished his collegiate tennis career at Arkansas ranked #13 in singles and reached the semifinals of last month's NCAA championships. He graduated with a 3.97 grade point average and has been admitted to Harvard Law School. Colette Lewis caught up with Strode at the NCAA Championships and talked with him about his future.

29-May-2009
Williams College Repeats as 2009 NCAA Division III National Champs
Big things happen when Williams and Emory square off in the NCAA Division III Women's Championships. The past three times these teams have met, the winner has gone on to claim the title. The result was no different in 2009. After defeating Emory 5-0 in the semifinals, Williams went on and upended top-seeded Amherst College 5-2 for their second consecutive championship and fourth all time.

28-May-2009
Freshmen Britton and Cecil Earn NCAA Singles Titles
Two American teenagers with less than five months of college tennis experience stayed cool under pressure in the Texas heat and humidity Monday, leaving the George Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M campus with three NCAA championship trophies between them.

21-May-2009
Duke Women and Southern Cal Men Claim NCAA Titles in College Station
It was the first for the Duke women, and either the fifth or the 17th for the Southern Californian men, but regardless of the number, NCAA championships are always the highlight of a collegiate career. Duke claimed theirs with a 4-0 blanking of California-Berkeley Tuesday evening, while USC downed Ohio State 4-1 in the afternoon contest at the George Mitchell Tennis Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.

19-May-2009
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Preview
The NCAA Division I team championships are just wrapping up, but the Division III championships start off today. Today, the author of the Division III Tennis Blog stops by with a preview of the Final 8 which starts today in Claremont, Calif.

11-May-2009
Ranking Redux, Part II
Marc Lucero takes a another look inside the junior rankings and how they correlate with performance in college.

8-May-2009
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part II
Today is the day. The NCAA Division I Championships kick off this weekend all around the country with regional action. The D2, D3, and NAIA championships are all underway. Our college tennis contributors preview college tennis' "Big Dance" - find out what they have to say.

4-May-2009
NCAA Tournament Roundtable - Part I
March Madness? How about May Madness! May is tournament time for college tennis. This weekend, the 64 men's and women's teams in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships will see first- and second-round action. The Sweet 16 for both genders will then head to College Station, Texas to compete for the national title. Today, our college tennis contributors talk about college tennis' Big Dance.

30-Apr-2009
Buckeyes Subdue Illini Again for Fourth Consecutive Big Ten Men's Title
For the sixth straight year the Big Ten Men's Conference Championship came down to Ohio State and Illinois. The first of those two finals, in 2004 and 2005, went to the Fighting Illini, but the past three had belonged to the Buckeyes, and the country's third-ranked team was a decided favorite in Sunday's contest, held at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor.

28-Apr-2009
Pop Culture in College Tennis
The end of April. This is one of the most intense periods on the college tennis calendar - with conference tournaments just wrapping up, and the national championships just on the horizon. Marc Lucero keeps things light with a pop culture grid featuring several top college tennis players.

27-Apr-2009
Bears Once Again Roar in Big 12
For the third straight year, the Baylor Bears took home both the men's and women's titles at the Big 12 Tennis Championships. The Texas Longhorns were the challengers in both matches at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The Baylor women won by a comfortable score of 4-1, while the Texas men pushed Baylor to the limit in a 4-3 decision.

20-Apr-2009
Notre Dame, South Florida Are Best of BIG EAST
This past weekend, the 2009 BIG EAST Tennis Championships took place on the home courts of the University of South Florida in Tampa. The women's bracket held true-to-form, with #1 Notre Dame facing #2 DePaul for the title, but a surprise men's championship match featured the hometown #3 South Florida Bulls against the #5 DePaul Blue Demons.

26-Mar-2009
Tennessee Beats Alabama to Win Blue Gray Tennis Classic
It has a tradition spanning 60 years, but Blue Gray Tennis Classic chairman Paul Winn had no hesitation in putting this year's tournament at the pinnacle. "It's probably the best weather we've ever had, the best crowd we've ever had and the best support," an enthusiastic Winn said of the annual invitational event that brings 16 top Division I men's teams to Montgomery, Ala. In the championship match, the Tennessee Volunteers defeated Alabama 4-2.

10-Mar-2009
Furman Coach Sets Record
Furman men's tennis coach Paul Scarpa surpassed a milestone on Friday afternoon, becoming the sport's winningest coach in NCAA Division I history with his 820th victory.

19-Feb-2009
Virginia Claims Second Consecutive ITA Men's Team Indoor Championship
The University of Virginia put an end to a long losing streak against the University of Georgia, and in the process defended their ITA Men's Team Indoor title posting 4-1 victory over the No. 3 ranked Bulldogs Monday at the Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, Ill.

13-Feb-2009
In a Perfect World: College TennisDay Schedule
With college football season just having wrapped up, the idea struck me that it would be an incredible opportunity for college tennis to put the spotlight on one dual match every weekend in the same way that ESPN's College GameDay does every week during the college football season. Maybe we can call it College TennisDay and do live pre-game show from the courts. Let's take a look at the premier matchups throughout the season for the College TennisDay roadshow!

12-Feb-2009
USTA Junior Team Defeats University of Miami Men in Exhibition
No one knew what to expect - not the USTA, not its young players, not the University of Miami team or its coach. It was uncharted territory when a veritable all-star team of juniors met a top Division I men's program in the standard college dual match format last week. So perhaps the juniors' 6-1 win over the 23rd ranked and injury-riddled Hurricanes couldn't really be considered a surprise.

26-Jan-2009
Conversation with Noah Gardner
This article is not about a current All-American, a top 150 ATP player, or a national champion. It is rather about a player whose heart epitomizes what NCAA College tennis is all about. Noah Gardner is a senior captain on the Brown University men's tennis team. In my opinion, Noah, has represented every aspect of perseverance that makes a successful collegiate athlete.

12-Jan-2009
Ranking Redux
Marc Lucero takes a look inside the junior rankings - and how they correlate with performance in college.

1-Jan-2009
Rock N' Roll and College Tennis
People always complain about tennis not being TV-friendly. Coach Ed Krass - founder and director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp - is setting out to change all that. Krass will help Brown and Boston University host the first-ever "Rock N' Roll" college tennis dual match in the history of the NCAA on January 24 in Providence, R.I, when the Bears men's team hosts the Terriers.

17-Nov-2008
Miseviciute Repeats, Koniecko Wins Battle of the Buckeyes at ITA Indoor
Arkansas's Aurelija Miseviciute handled the pressure of defending her ITA Indoor title, downing Clemson's Ani Mijacika for the second straight year, this time by a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 score, while Ohio State's Bryan Koniecko survived a different kind of tension, winning his first national title by defeating teammate Justin Kronauge 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

6-Nov-2008
One-Day Showdown at Michigan State
No umpires, no T-shirts, no trophies, no ranking points. Sound like something new in junior tennis competition? It is. Called Campus Match Play One-Day Tennis Showdowns, the initiative was created by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and USTA to provide both college and junior players an opportunity to interact in a low-cost, highly concentrated day of competition on college campuses across the country.

16-Oct-2008
LSU's Venus Defeats Oklahoma State's Nedovyesov to Capture D'Novo All-American Title
The SEC has a reputation for outstanding football teams, but on a breezy Sunday morning in Tulsa, it was tennis adding to the conference glory, with Louisiana State's Michael Venus taking the singles crown and Ole Miss's Jonas Berg and Bram ten Berge capturing the doubles title at the D'Novo ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

25-Sep-2008
Zsilinszka's Vietnam Experience
Reka Zsilinszka, a sophomore on the Duke tennis team, spent three weeks this summer in Vietnam, as an ambassador for the newly created Coach For College Program. Today, Zsilinszka provides this photo album of her experience there.

19-Sep-2008
Harry's Quick Take on College Tennis
The leaves here in New England are beginning to change to the colors of the fall. The students are beginning to fill the streets around my homes of College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island and Northern New Jersey. That can only mean one thing... the NCAA Fall season is about to arrive!

17-Jul-2008
Duke Tennis Players Travel to Vietnam to Assist in Providing Sports Education Opportunities
Duke's Reka Zsilinszka and Amanda Granson's summer is revolving around a memorable adventure - a trek to Vietnam as pioneers of the newly organized Coach for College program.

29-May-2008
Devvarman and McDowell Claim NCAA Singles Crowns
The Atlantic Coast Conference swept the NCAA singles championships on Monday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa, with defending champion Somdev Devvarman of Virginia and Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech posting convincing victories in the finals. Devvarman defeated Tennessee freshman JP Smith 6-3, 6-2, while McDowell downed 2005 NCAA champion Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor 6-2, 6-3.

22-May-2008
UCLA Women and Georgia Men Capture NCAA Team Championships in Tulsa
Two teams that had endured prolonged bouts of illness and injury during the season found their form at just the right time, with the UCLA Bruins taking their first women's championship with a 4-0 win over Cal-Berkeley Tuesday afternoon and the Georgia Bulldogs successfully defending their 2007 title with a 4-2 victory over Texas Tuesday night at the Michael Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

15-May-2008
Michigan Men Advance to Sweet Sixteen with 4-2 Win Over Texas Tech
The yin and yang of Michigan's springtime weather was on full display last weekend in Ann Arbor, where the 16th ranked Wolverines hosted Western Michigan, Harvard and Texas Tech for the first two rounds of NCAA Division I team championship competition. The home team took found the silver lining in the rain clouds however, defeating Texas Tech 4-2 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1988.

12-May-2008
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Preview
May is the month for college tennis championships, and not just for the larger schools in NCAA Division I. Championships for NCAA Divisions II and III - as well as NAIA, NJCAA, and CCC - also take place this month. The quality of tennis play is high in these divisions as well. Today, the author of the Division III Tennis Blog stops by with a preview of the Final 8 which starts tomorrow in Lewiston, Maine.

5-May-2008
NCAA Tournament Roundtable
Today may be Cinco de Mayo, but the month of May is tournament time for college tennis. The first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships start on Friday. We invited some of our college tennis contributors from around the country to weigh in on the Big Dance of college tennis.

22-Apr-2008
Cavaliers, Tigers Take ACC Titles
The ACC men's and women's tennis championships took place this past weekend in Altamonte Springs, Fla., just north of Orlando. The Virginia men continued their recent domination of the event, winning their fourth title in five years. The women's results were more unexpected, with fourth-seeded Clemson upsetting top seed and defending national champion Georgia Tech in the semis and #2 Duke in the final.

21-Apr-2008
2008 NCAA Men's Tournament Preview
It's the best time of year again in the world of college tennis. The NCAA tournament is right around the corner, and all eyes are on the festive conference tournaments taking place. With no further adieu, here are a few notable men's tennis teams and conferences to look for during the NCAA madness.

16-Apr-2008
NCAA Women's Tournament Bracketology
As we pass by Tax Day, the college tennis regular season is drawing to a close. Conference races are wrapping up, and post-season tournaments are coming up quickly. Marc Lucero identifies some of the D1 women's tennis teams who are "on the bubble" - identifying how they can help themselves down the stretch.

4-Apr-2008
Major Statement for NCAA Tennis
Novak Djokovic's second round 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4 loss to South African Qualifier Kevin Anderson in Miami is not only a monumental upset, but also a major statement for NCAA College tennis.

14-Mar-2008
UNO is Back with New Facilities
As Burzis Kanga built the University of New Orleans tennis program into a Sun Belt championship contending program, his efforts came to a halt as Hurricane Katrina came through New Orleans. The rebuilding efforts are underway as UNO athletic director Jim Miller recently announced the return of the men's and women's tennis programs.

25-Feb-2008
Applying a Little Scholarship to the Tennis World: 2 Nagging Questions
Marc Lucero tackles two intriguing questions: (1) Is there a more effective way for coaches to evaluate talent? (2) Is the USTA deserving of the public's criticism that it receives for not producing champions?

14-Feb-2008
Georgia Tech Repeats as Women's National Indoor Champions
Neither a blizzard, a recent loss to Northwestern nor a 3-0 deficit to top seed Stanford could keep the Georgia Tech women from defending their title at the National Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis. The Yellow Jackets left the expansive icebox of the upper Midwest with the warmth of their third national team championship.

14-Dec-2007
College Tennis Fall Rewind
Final exams for the fall semester are about to come to an end, and the the fall college tennis season is now in the books. The fall season features a number of individual tournaments, and there were some interesting developments. Also, the start of the spring season is only a month away. Join us as we relive the fall - and look forward to the dual matches of '08.

8-Nov-2007
Devvarman and Miseviciute Earn ITA Indoor Titles
It was the expected and the unexpected last weekend in Columbus, Ohio as No. 1 seed Somdev Devvarman of Virginia and unseeded Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas collected the first ITA Indoor Championships in the history of their schools.

11-Oct-2007
ITA Polo All-American Crowns Another Bulldog Champion
Georgia's Travis Helgeson may not have the height or the serve of his former teammate John Isner, but he now owns the same major college title: a singles championship at the Polo ITA All-American tournament.

21-Sep-2007
2007-08 College Preview and Freshman Women to Watch
The US Open is over, student-athletes are back in school, and the leaves are just starting to change colors. At least I assume they are changing colors somewhere; the only colors we see in San Diego are green (grass), blue (the Pacific Ocean), and red (the mercury in the thermometer from the September heat waves). Anyway, what all this means for college tennis players, coaches, parents, and fans from Wazzu to The U is that the fall tennis season is upon us.

14-Sep-2007
2007-08 Men's College Preview
It's that time of year when tennis dreams and emotions are riding high in the afterglow of the U.S. Open. When late August arrives I can't help but relive the excitement I used to feel before heading back to school for another year of NCAA tennis. I would spend my time wondering if all the hard work over the summer would pay off, and how the new recruits would fit into our team dynamic. Let's take a look around the world of men's college tennis.

20-Jun-2007
Recap: UC Santa Cruz, Washington and Lee Take Division III Crowns
The NCAA Division III Championships took place last month. UC Santa Cruz won the men's championship in St. Louis, while Washington and Lee brought home the women's title from Fredericksburg, Virginia.

1-Jun-2007
Middle Tennessee and North Carolina Earn NCAA Doubles Titles
In the NCAA Division I tournament, Middle Tennessee sent retiring coach Dale Short out in style with a men's doubles championship, while North Carolina came back to win the women's doubles title after dropping the first set 6-1.

31-May-2007
Virginia's Devvarman and Miami's Cohen Win NCAA Singles Championships
The NCAA Division I men's and women's tennis champions are both college juniors, but they are heading in different directions next year. Virginia's Somdev Devvarman will return to Charlottesville for another year, while Audra Cohen of Miami announced that she will try her hand at the pro tour.

25-May-2007
Georgia Tech Women Defeat UCLA for School's First NCAA Title
Late Tuesday night, a vocal crowd in Athens, Ga., saw the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets earn their first women's tennis title - and the school's first NCAA championship in any sport. Georgia Tech won the championship with a 4-2 victory over 12th-seeded UCLA.

24-May-2007
Georgia Sweeps Illinois for Fifth NCAA Title
On a warm and breezy Tuesday afternoon in Athens, senior Matic Omerzel delivered the University of Georgia's fifth NCAA men's tennis championship, earning the final point in the top-seeded Bulldogs' 4-0 win over Illinois with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over Ruben Gonzales.

17-May-2007
Georgia Teams Hope to Cook up Championships at Home
The University of Georgia's men's and women's teams started the 2006-2007 season in different places, but they've both ended up where they want to be - poised for a home court run at the NCAA Division I championships, which begin today at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens.

14-May-2007
Lynn and BYU-Hawaii take home Division II Titles
TennisRecruiting.net was on hand for the entire NCAA Division II Tennis Championships played at the 25-court Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Lynn University Knights defeated Valdosta State 5-1 for the men's title, while the BYU-Hawaii women's team won yet another championship with a victory over West Florida in the title match.

9-May-2007
NCAA Tournament Preview
For college tennis fans, this is the time. The NCAA Division I Championships kick off this weekend all around the country. The D2, D3, and NAIA championships are all underway. We invited college tennis experts from around the country to preview college tennis's "Big Dance" - find out what they have to say.

25-Apr-2007
Jackets and Cavaliers are ACC Champions
The Georgia Tech women's program won their third consecutive ACC Championship with a 4-1 victory over the Miami Hurricanes, while the University of Virginia men's team closed out an undefeated season in the ACC last Sunday with a 5-0 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

3-Apr-2007
Hampton Coach Achieves Millenium Milestone
HAMPTON, Va. - One of the courts at Hampton University's Neilson-Screen Tennis Stadium needed a serious cleaning before the afternoon matches on Saturday, March 31. There were dark spots all over the green cement. From rain? Hardly. They were from the champagne that flowed after HU's Robert Screen became the fifth member of college tennis coaching's 1,000-victory club.

8-Mar-2007
Boise State upends Penn at Bronco Round Robin
Unless it's a ski trip, Boise, Idaho isn't a typical spring break destination. But for the Pennsylvania men's tennis team, it has been a regular stop during head coach Mark Riley's tenure.

23-Feb-2007
College Tennis - Ready for Spring
The country is finally starting to thaw out, and none too soon. While many people are awaiting that early spring promised by the groundhog, no one is more excited than America's college tennis teams. Join Harry Cicma, host of Tennis Live Radio's College Corner, as he reviews the Indoor season and looks forward to the heart of spring.

22-Feb-2007
Georgia's Freshmen Step Up to Help Bulldogs Take National Team Indoor Championship
It's rare for a top recruiting class in college tennis to have an immediate impact. With so many seasoned upperclassmen at top programs, it may be a year or two before new recruits adjust not only to the increased strength of play at the collegiate level, but to the academic and social aspects of college life. This year's University of Georgia men's team has needed no adjustment period - helping the Bulldogs capture the school's second straight USTA/ITA National Team Indoor championship.

11-Dec-2006
Fall Rewind with Harry Cicma
The dust has now settled on the fall college tennis season, where most college players compete as individuals in tournament play. With the start of the spring season less than a month away, today is a great time to visit with Harry Cicma, host of Tennis Live Radio's College Corner. Cicma takes time to review the fall season - and look forward to the top teams in '07.

13-Nov-2006
Kohlloeffel and Cohen Win ITA Indoors
Ben Kohlloeffel and Audra Cohen, named Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Players of the Year in June, added even more sparkle to their tennis resumes by capturing singles titles at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month.

12-Oct-2006
Tulsa's Brugues Earns School's First Championship on Home Courts
2006 has been a quiet hurricane season meteorologically speaking, but a storm named Arnau has blown through Division I college tennis. Golden Hurricane Arnau Brugues showed just what a force he is last week, when the University of Tulsa junior captured his school's first national tennis title at the Polo Ralph Lauren Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American Tennis Championships.

8-Sep-2006
2006-07 College Preview with Harry Cicma
Noone knows college tennis better than Harry Cicma. The host of Tennis Live Radio's College Corner takes time out from his busy schedule to talk about the upcoming 2006-07 season. As the academic year gets underway, find out which teams are on the way up - and which teams will contend for the title in '07.

5-Jun-2006
First Combined NCAA Championships a Rousing Success
When the NCAA decided to combine the men's and women's Division I team and individual championships at one site, they undertook a college version of a Grand Slam, with Davis and Fed Cups thrown in for good measure. Recognizing that the first would be the most difficult, they wisely selected Stanford and Dick Gould as hosts.


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9/01 Read up on @rogerfederer's weapon of choice, the Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 available now for pre-order
8/31 Get the low-down on what @RafaelNadal would of worn at the #USOpen
8/29 Been following along for the #smashthesilence challenge? Get in on the action and rub elbows with the Djoker himself!
8/29 Federer looks dapper any time of day, but check out his NYC night look and see why his line is still going strong!
 
 
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9/01 Fritz, Opelka Win Tough Opening Round Matches, Donaldson Cruises; Qualifier Dolehide, Top Seed Bellis Advance in Girls Draw at US Open
8/31 Six Americans Advance on Hot and Humid First Day of the US Open Junior Championships
8/30 Dolehide Joins 35 Other US Juniors in Main Draw of US Open; Ruse, Santillan Sweep Repentigny Grade 1 Titles
8/29 My US Open Junior Preview; Six American Juniors Reach Final Round of Qualifying at US Open; Mmoh and Tiafoe's Week with Pros Comes to End
8/28 US Open Junior Qualifying Begins Friday; Bellis Falls to Diyas in Three; Gibbs Reaches Third Round; Should Bellis Sue the NCAA?
 
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