Three Singles Players, Three Doubles Teams Earn Spots in NCAA Tennis Championships
Individual Championships Selections: Men's | Women's
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ivy League tennis boasted three singles players and three doubles teams that were selected to compete in the singles and doubles competitions at the 2014 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships on May 21-26 at Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championships, which runs from May 15-20.
In the men's brackets, Columbia junior Winston Lin, the 2013-14 Ivy League Men's Tennis Player of the Year, Harvard junior Denis Nguyen were among the 64 singles entrants. The Lions' unanimous first-team All-Ivy duo of juniors Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur and Harvard's unanimous first-team All-Ivy pair of senior Casey MacMaster and junior Denis Nguyen were selected to the 32-team doubles draw. Nayana and Schnur received the League's automatic bid, while MacMaster and Nguyen earned an at-large bid.
In the women's brackets, Princeton freshman Alanna Wolff in singles and Columbia's unanimous first-team All-Ivy doubles team of senior Bianca Sanon and sophomore Kanika Vaidya received automatic bids in their respective draws.
Automatic qualification into the singles competion is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 completed singles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Automatic qualification into the doubles competition is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60 eligible/entered doubles teams, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All doubles teams must have a minimum of 10 completed doubles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
All matches will be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.