Emory Men's Tennis Looks To Defend Crown At ITA National Indoor Championships
ITA National Indoor Championships Website
(Feb. 21) - The No. 1-ranked Emory University men's tennis team heads to St. Peter, Minnesota, this weekend where it looks to defend its championship at the ITA National Indoor Championships. Serving as the host of the Championships will be Gustavus Adolphus College with all the matches taking place at the Swanson Tennis Center.
This year's field is stacked with talent with seven of the top 12-ranked D-III squads vying for the coveted indoor crown. Emory enters this year's event as the two-time defending champion after topping UC-Santa Cruz, 7-2, in the 2012 title match.
Emory enters the event as the top seed and will battle host Gustavus Adolphus in its opening match on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (CST). The winner will advance to the semifinals on Saturday to meet either UC-Santa Cruz or Trinity (Tex.). The final is slated for Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Other first-round matchups include No. 2 ranked and second-seeded Kenyon vs. No. 12-ranked and seventh-seeded North Carolina Wesleyan, and 7th-ranked and third-seeded Johns Hopkins against 11th ranked and sixth-seeded Cal Lutheran.
Emory stands 3-1 entering the weekend and tuned up for the National Indoors with an 8-1 win over Washington & Lee on Tuesday of this week.
ITA DIVISION III INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
Friday, Feb. 22
11:30 am -- Match 1 #2 Kenyon vs. #7 North Carolina Wesleyan
11:30 am -- Match 2 #3 Johns Hopkins vs. # 6 Cal Lutheran
5:00 pm -- Match 3 #1 Emory vs. No. 8 Gustavus Adolphus
5:00 pm -- Match 4 #4 UC-Santa Cruz vs. #5 Trinity
Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 am - Match 5 Loser of Match 1 vs. Loser of Match 2
8:30 am - Match 6 Loser of Match 3 vs. Loser of Match 4
2:00 pm - Match 7 Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2
2:00 pm - Match 8 Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match
7:30 pm - 5th Place Match
7:30 pm - 7th Place Match
Sunday, Feb. 24
9:00 am - Championship Match
9:00 am - Third Place Match
For complete coverage of the 2013 ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship, please visit the official ITA event page. Follow the ITA on Twitter, @ITAtennis, for updates and news from the weekend's events. Use the hashtag #D3Indoors for all tweets in regards to the event, or search the term "D3Indoors" to find others who are tweeting from across the nation about this year's Championship.