2010 ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship

Intercollegiate Tennis Association
2010 Division III National Team Indoor Championship
Hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College
February 19-21

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UC-Santa Cruz Tops Washington University For Title, Emory Edges Kenyon For Third Place

Top-seeded University of California-Santa Cruz defeated #3 seed Washington University 6-2 to claim its third ITA Indoor National Team Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Swanson Tennis Center on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. The Banana Slugs won all three doubles matches and then took the #2 and #3 singles matches to take a commanding 5-1 lead before winning 6-2. Emory defeated Kenyon 5-4 in the third place match. The Eagles also jumped out to a 3-0 lead after doubles play and then won at #1 and #2 singles to pick up the deciding fourth and fifth points. The Lords won the final three matches to make the final score 5-4. You can find complete results from Sunday as well as links to every match from the tournament on the Scoreboard page.

Washington University To Face
Santa Cruz In Championship Match

The ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship lived up to expectations with two very exciting semifinal matches on Saturday afternoon. #3 seed Washington University slipped past #2 seed Emory 5-4 and #1 seed UC-Santa Cruz edged #4 seed Kenyon 5-4. Washington University will now face UC-Santa Cruz for the title on Sunday morning, while Emory will play Kenyon for Third Place. In other action, Johns Hopkins defeated Carnegie Mellon 6-3 in the fifth place match and DePauw defeated Gustavus 6-3 in the seventh place match. You can find complete results from Saturday and links to live stats for Sunday on the Scoreboard page.

Top Seeds Advance To Semifinals On Saturday Afternoon

The ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship draw held true to form on Friday as #1 UC-Santa Cruz defeated #8 Carnegie Mellon 5-4, #2 Emory defeated #7 DePauw 6-3, #3 Washington University defeated #6 Johns Hopkins 8-1, and #4 Kenyon defeated #5 Gustavus Adolphus 8-1. As a result, #1 UC-Santa Cruz will face #4 Kenyon and #2 Emory will battle #3 Washington University in semifinal matches at 2 pm (CST) on Saturday afternoon. Saturday's play will begin at 8:30 am (CST) with consolation matches between #5 Gustavus and #8 Carnegie Mellon and #6 Johns Hopkins and #7 DePauw. You can find complete results from Friday and links to live stats for Saturday on the Scoreboard page.

Live Stats Available During Tournament

Fans can follow live statistics of the matches at the ITA Indoor Championship this weekend. Follow these links to Friday's matches - DePauw vs. Emory, Washington University vs. Johns Hopkins, Gustavus vs. Kenyon and UC-Santa Cruz vs. Carnegie Mellon.

 

Gustavus Set to Host Tenth Annual ITA Division III Indoor Championship


Gustavus Adolphus College is set to host the tenth annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Division III Indoor Championships at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter, Minnesota. Six of the top 10 teams in Division III tennis play off to determine the 2010 ITA National Indoor Champion. The three-time ITA Indoor Champion Emory Eagles will defend their 2009 title as the #2 seed entering the tournament.

Joining last year’s champions will be host Gustavus Adolphus College (#25 in the current Div. III poll), University of California at Santa Cruz (#1), Emory University of Atlanta, Georgia (#2), Kenyon College of Gambier, Ohio (#6), Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri (#3), Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland (#8), DePauw University of Greencastle, Indiana (#12), and Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (#9).

The Tournament will begin on Friday morning with #3 Washington University (Missouri) facing #6 Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) and #2 Emory University (Georgia) taking on #7 DePauw University (Indiana) at 11:30 pm. At 5:00 pm in the afternoon, #1 UC-Santa Cruz (California) plays #8 Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) and #4 Kenyon College (Ohio) will face #5 Gustavus. Saturday’s schedule has the losers of Friday’s matches playing in consolation matches beginning at 8:30 am, while the winners will play in semifinal matches beginning at 2:00 pm. The fifth and seventh place matches will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The third place and championship matches will start at 9:00 am on Sunday morning.

Many of the top players in Division III will be taking part in the tournament, including five of the top 10 ranked singles players. Top ranked players include John Watts (#1) of Washington University (Mo.), Dillon Pottish (#4) and Chris Goodwin (#6) of Emory, and Tomas Piskacek (#7) and Mike Greenberg (#10) of Kenyon.

In doubles play, five of the top 10 tandems in the country will be present. Top doubles teams include Dillon Pottish and Chris Goodwin (#2) of Emory, Isaac Stein and Max Woods (#3) of Washington University (Missouri), Brian Pybas and Marc Vartabedian (#5) of UC-Santa Cruz, Nikola Ljuboja and James Muliawan (#6) of Carnegie Mellon, and Will Gates and Scott Sandager (#10) of DePauw.

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