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Florida wins 2021 NCAA DI men's tennis championship

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Florida wins its first DI men's tennis national championship
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4:10 am, May 23, 2021

No. 1 Florida wins first-ever DI men's tennis team championship

Florida Athletics Florida men's tennis

The Florida Gators are DI men's tennis champions for the first time in program history. Ben Shelton sealed the deal at No. 5 singles with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Charlie Broom. Shelton dropped the opening set before winning 12 of the final 15 games.

View the final interactive bracket

Here are the final single scores from the match (in order):

No. 3 singles: Florida's Andy Andrade def. Baylor's Sven Lah 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
No. 2 singles: Florida's Sam Riffice def. Baylor's Matias Soto 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 singles: Florida's Josh Goodger def. Baylor's Spencer Furman 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 singles: Florida's Ben Shelton def. Baylor's Charlie Broom 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Florida had to climb out of an early 1-0 deficit against Baylor after dropping the doubles point and winning the opening set on three singles courts. But Andy Andrade quickly tied the match on court three before Sam Riffice gave UF a lead on court two. Both posted straight-set victories. Josh Goodger made it 3-1 after he fought off set point at No. 6 singles to take the next three games and the match. And then Shelton, one of three Gators to drop the opening set, recovered swiftly to clinch the title.

While the team championship tournament is now complete, individual singles and doubles competition begins on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24.

4:09 am, May 23, 2021

No. 1 Florida leads No. 2 Baylor 3-1

The first three singles points of the 2021 championship match all belong to No. 1 seed Florida.

Andy Andrade picked up the Gators' first point of the night at No. 3 singles with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 win. Sam Riffice earned the second point and celebrated with an emphatic Gator chomp motion following his 7-5, 6-3 victory over Matias Soto at No. 2 singles. Then it was Josh Goodger on court six, bringing UF to the brink of a title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Spencer Furman. Furman had set point but Goodger battled back to win the final three games of the set. And don't look now, but Ben Shelton has a lead in set 3 that would give the Gators their first championship.

Here's a look a tonight's final singles scores so far:

No. 3 singles: Florida's Andy Andrade def. Baylor's Sven Lah 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
No. 2 singles: Florida's Sam Riffice def. Baylor's Matias Soto 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 singles: Florida's Josh Goodger def. Baylor's Spencer Furman 6-3, 7-5

Here are the results from the three doubles matches: 

No. 1 doubles:  Baylor's S. Lah/C. Frantzen def. Florida's J. Ingildsen/D. Vale 6-2
No. 2 doubles: Florida's S. Riffice/B. Shelton def. Baylor's N. Stachowiak/M. Soto 6-0
No. 3 doubles: Baylor's F. Bass/C. Broom def. Florida's B. Berdusco/W. Grant 6-1

2:25 am, May 23, 2021

No. 2 seed Baylor takes 1-0 lead over No. 1 seed Florida

After three sets of doubles play, No. 2 seed Baylor grabs an early 1-0 lead over No. 1 seed Florida. Six singles matches will now take place to determine which team will take home the national championship. The team to reach four match wins first will take home the title. To track live stats of the match, click or tap here.

Here are the results from the three doubles matches: 

  • No. 1 doubles:  Baylor's S. Lah/C. Frantzen def. Florida's J. Ingildsen/D. Vale 6-2
  • No. 2 doubles: Florida's S. Riffice/B. Shelton def. Baylor's N. Stachowiak/M. Soto 6-0
  • No. 3 doubles: Baylor's F. Bass/C. Broom def. Florida's B. Berdusco/W. Grant 6-1

To view the championship bracket, click or tap here.

5:03 pm, May 22, 2021

2021 DI men's tennis title match set for tonight, 7:30 p.m. ET

Baylor Athletics Baylor men's tennis

No. 1 seed Florida and No. 2 seed Baylor will meet on the court this evening to compete for the DI men's tennis national title at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event will take place at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, and can be viewed live on The Tennis Channel.

After defeating No. 3 Tennessee 4-2 in a close fought semifinal game on Friday, Baylor will look to capture its second national title in its third appearance.

No. 1 Florida will look to capture its first national title in its first-ever national championship appearance after having their way with No. 4 Texas, the defending champions, in a 4-0 semifinal win.

Click or tap here to view the interactive bracket.

Here are the stats for Saturday's championship:

2:10 pm, May 22, 2021

2021 DI men's tennis championship double bracket announced

2021 DI men's tennis championship doubles bracket

The doubles bracket for the 2021 DI men's tennis championship was revealed Saturday, May 22. The doubles tournament field consists of 32 pairs with Ole Miss' Tim Sandkaulen/Finn Reynolds grabbing the top seed.

The doubles tournament will take place May 24-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.

Click or tap here to view the bracket.

1:55 pm, May 21, 2021

2021 DI men's tennis championship singles bracket announced

DI men's tennis singles bracket

The singles bracket for the 2021 DI men's tennis championship was announced Friday, May 21. The tournament field consists of 64 players, including Illinois' Aleksandar Kovacevic, who reached the 2019 semifinals.

Competition will begin on Sunday, May 23 following the conclusion of the men's and women's team championships. The singles tournament will run from May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.

Click or tap here for the full bracket

3:25 am, May 22, 2021

DI men's tennis championship semifinal scores

Baylor Athletics Baylor men's tennis

We started the 2021 NCAA Division I men's tennis championship with 64 and, now, just two teams remain — Florida and Baylor, the top two seeds in the country.

Florida and Baylor will meet for the national championship at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 22. Watch it live on The Tennis Channel.

No. 2 Baylor began Friday's semifinals with a 4-2 win over No. 3 Tennessee. The match's pivotal moment came with the score 3-2, when Baylor's Adrian Boitan vs. Tennessee's Adam Walton and Baylor's Matias Soto vs. Tennessee's Johannus Monday were the last two singles matches in play.

It came down to Soto. He clinched the Bears' national championship spot after winning the first set on a tie break, then losing the second set 6-4 and winning the third set 7-5.

No. 1 Florida cruised through the nightcap, defeating No. 4 Texas 4-0. After Florida won the doubles point, Ben Shelton captured the Gators' second point in straight sets (6-3, 6-0). Blaise Bicknell grabbed the third point for Florida (6-1, 7-5), setting up Andy Andrade's dual match point and straight-set (6-3, 7-5) victory over Texas' Siem Woldeab.

Here are the results from the semifinals:

No. 2 seed Baylor 4, No. 3 seed Tennessee 2 | Stats
No. 1 seed Florida 4, No. 4 seed Texas 0 | Stats

Click or tap here to view the updated interactive bracket.

10:03 pm, May 4, 2021

2021 DI men’s tennis championships singles and doubles selections announced

Kentucky Athletics Kentucky men's tennis

The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee has selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2021 DI men's tennis championships.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 17-22.

The University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will serve as hosts.

10:32 pm, May 3, 2021

2021 DI men's tennis championship selections announced

UNCW Athletics UNCW men's tennis

The NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Subcommittee announced the 64 teams and 16 first- and second-round sites for the 2021 DI men’s tennis championship on Monday. First- and second-round competition takes place May 7-8 or 8-9 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format.

The winner of each site advances to the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 17-28. The event will be hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.

Click or tap here to view the complete championship bracket. 

Click or tap here to open the printable bracket, which is also below:

The 2021 NCAA DI men's tennis championship bracket.

 

6:54 pm, April 22, 2021

Here is how to watch the 2021 DI men's tennis selections

NCAA Photos The 2021 championship is in Orlando, Florida.

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship selections will be announced at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 3, on an NCAA.com stream. The 2021 championship will be at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, from May 17 to May 28.

Texas won the 2019 DI Men's Tennis Championship, defeating Wake Forest 4-1 a year after the Demon Deacons won the 2018 national championship. Virginia and Southern California had combined to win the previous nine championships before that.

6:50 pm, April 22, 2021

NCAA DI Men's Tennis Championship history

Here's the list of Division I men's tennis national champions.

Year Champion Points/Score Runner-Up Host Site Attendance
2019 Texas 4-1 Wake Forest UCF -
2018 Wake Forest 4-2 Ohio State Wake Forest -
2017 Virginia 4-2 North Carolina Georgia -
2016 Virginia 4-1 Oklahoma Tulsa -
2015 Virginia 4-1 Oklahoma Baylor -
2014 Southern California 4-2 Oklahoma Georgia -
2013 Virginia 4-3 UCLA Illinois -
2012 Southern California 4-2 Virginia Georgia -
2011 Southern California 4-3 Virginia Stanford -
2010 Southern California 4-2 Tennessee Georgia -
2009 Southern California 4-1 Ohio St. Texas A&M -
2008 Georgia 4-2 Texas Tulsa -
2007 Georgia 4-0 Illinois Georgia -
2006 Pepperdine 4-2 Georgia Stanford -
2005 UCLA 4-3 Baylor Texas A&M -
2004 Baylor 4-0 UCLA Tulsa, Oklahoma 13,041
2003 Illinois 4-3 Vanderbilt Georgia 7,010
2002 Southern California 4-1 Georgia Texas A&M 7,946
2001 Georgia 4-1 Tennessee Georgia 21,855
2000 Stanford 4-0 Va. Commonwealth Georgia 11,089
1999 Georgia 4-3 UCLA Georgia 5,874
1998 Stanford 4-0 Georgia Georgia 7,976
1997 Stanford 4-0 Georgia UCLA 15,899
1996 Stanford 4-1 UCLA Georgia 8,230
1995 Stanford 4-0 Mississippi Georgia 14,395
1994 Southern California 4-3 Stanford Notre Dame 8,185
1993 Southern California 5-3 Georgia Georgia 34,184
1992 Stanford 5-0 Notre Dame Georgia 28,156
1991 Southern California 5-2 Georgia Georgia 30,208
1990 Stanford 5-2 Tennessee Southern California 5,103
1989 Stanford 5-3 Georgia Georgia 14,304
1988 Stanford 5-2 LSU Georgia 12,944
1987 Georgia 5-1 UCLA Georgia 12,816
1986 Stanford 5-2 Pepperdine Georgia 10,981
1985 Georgia 5-1 UCLA Georgia 16,102
1984 UCLA 5-4 Stanford Georgia 12,408
1983 Stanford 5-4 Southern Methodist Georgia 9,927
1982 UCLA 5-1 Pepperdine Georgia 12,942
1981 Stanford 5-1 UCLA Georgia 14,240
1980 Stanford 5-3 California Georgia 12,098
1979 UCLA 5-3 Trinity (Tex.) Georgia 15,655
1978 Stanford 6-3 UCLA Georgia 15,157
1977 Stanford 5-4 Trinity (Tex.) Georgia 16,069
1976 Southern California, UCLA 21   Tex.-Pan American 5,770
1975 UCLA 27-20 Miami (Fla.) Tex.-Pan American -
1974 Stanford 30-25 Southern California Southern California -
1973 Stanford 33-28 Southern California Princeton -
1972 Trinity (Tex.) 36-30 Stanford Georgia -
1971 UCLA 35-27 Trinity (Tex.) Notre Dame -
1970 UCLA 26-22 Trinity (Tex.), Rice Utah -
1969 Southern California 35-23 UCLA Princeton -
1968 Southern California 31-23 Rice Trinity (Tex.) -
1967 Southern California 28-23 UCLA Southern Ill. -
1966 Southern California 27-23 UCLA Miami (Fla.) -
1965 UCLA 31-13 Miami (Fla.) UCLA -
1964 Southern California 26-25 UCLA Michigan St. -
1963 Southern California 27-19 UCLA Princeton -
1962 Southern California 22-12 UCLA Stanford -
1961 UCLA 17-16 Southern California Iowa St. -
1960 UCLA 18-8 Southern California Washington -
1959 Notre Dame, Tulane 8   Northwestern -
1958 Southern California 13-9 Stanford Navy -
1957 Michigan 10-9 Tulane Utah -
1956 UCLA 15-14 Southern California Kalamazoo -
1955 Southern California 12-7 Texas North Carolina -
1954 UCLA 15-10 Southern California Washington -
1953 UCLA 11-6 California Syracuse -
1952 UCLA 11-5 California, Southern California Northwestern -
1951 Southern California 9-7 Cincinnati Northwestern -
1950 UCLA 11-5 California, Southern California Texas -
1949 San Francisco 7-4 Rollins, Tulane, Washington Texas -
1948 William & Mary 6-5 San Francisco UCLA -
1947 William & Mary 10-4 Rice UCLA -
1946 Southern California 9-6 William & Mary Northwestern -