tennis-women-d1 flag | May 17, 2014

Georgia named top seed in tournament

DI Women's Tennis: 2014 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Subcommittee has selected the 64 teams and 16 first and second-round sites for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship. Per NCAA policy, the top 16 seeds are guaranteed to host if a bid was submitted and criteria are met, and matchups between conference opponents were avoided in the first two rounds of the championship. 

First- and second-round competition takes place May 9-10 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 15-20. The event will be hosted by Georgia. 

β€œThis year the tennis committee put together another outstanding field of competitors, which should make for some great matches at the first and second-round sites and national championship,” said D.J. Gurule, the head women’s tennis coach at Gonzaga and the chair of the Division I men’s and women’s committee. β€œI believe that the brackets have great competitiveness and a national scope of the tournament and I can’t wait to see the teams that advance to Athens, Georgia.”

Tournament matches will be regulation dual matches with three eight-game, pro-set doubles played for one team point, followed by six singles matches, each valued at one team point, played in best-of-three sets.  Regular scoring will be used and a 12-point tiebreaker will be played at seven-games-all in doubles and at six-games-all in singles.

Thirty-two conferences receive automatic qualification into the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. Each conference and its automatic qualifier is listed below.

American Athletic – South Florida
America East – Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 – VCU
Atlantic Coast – Virginia
Atlantic Sun – East Tennessee State
Big East – DePaul
Big Sky – Sacramento State
Big South – Winthrop
Big Ten – Northwestern
Big 12 – Baylor
Big West – Long Beach State
Colonial – UNC-Wilmington
Conference USA – Rice
Horizon – Youngstown State
Ivy – Princeton
MAAC – Quinnipiac
Mid-American – Miami (Ohio)
Mid-Eastern – South Carolina State
Missouri Valley – Wichita State
Mountain West – Fresno State
Northeast – Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio Valley – Murray State
Pacific-12 – California
Patriot – Boston U.
SEC – Georgia
Southern – Elon
Southland – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
SWAC – Jackson State
Summit – Denver
Sun Belt – Georgia State
West Coast – Pepperdine
WAC – Idaho


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