Draw Announced for ITA National Men's Team Indoors in Seattle
Feb. 8, 2008
SEATTLE - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association today announced the draw and seedings for the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships, to be hosted next weekend by the Washington men's tennis team at the Nordstrom Tennis Center and Seattle Tennis Club.
The Huskies will be tasked with upsetting the two-time defending National Team Indoor Champions in their first match, as Washington drew the No. 15 seed and will battle No. 2 seed Georgia on Friday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nordstrom. Georgia is the defending NCAA Champion after an undefeated 2007 campaign. The Bulldogs also won the National Team Indoors in 2006, the last time the tournament was held in Seattle. This will be UW's fifth time hosting.
Virginia, the No. 1 ranked team in the current ITA Rankings, was awarded the No. 1 seed, and will open up against Penn State at 11 a.m., Friday at the Nordstrom. The Cavaliers feature top-ranked singles player Somdev Devvarman, the defending NCAA Singles Champion.
The other first day matches at the Nordstrom include No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State at 8 a.m., and No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 Boise State at 2:30 p.m.
At the Seattle Tennis Club on Friday, No. 5 Mississippi plays No. 12 North Carolina at 8 a.m., No. 8 UCLA plays No. 9 Notre Dame at 11 a.m., No. 6 USC plays No. 11 Illinois at 2:30 p.m., and the day ends with No. 7 Texas squaring off with No. 10 Alabama.
The tournament runs from Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18, with four matches at each venue from Friday-Sunday, and the final on Monday. The only exception is if the Huskies lose their first match to Georgia, then they will play at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Visit www.GoHuskies.com to view the tournament page featuring the bracket, ticket information, and driving directions.
ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships
Feb. 15-18, 2008 - Seattle, Wash.
Nordstrom Tennis Center and Seattle Tennis Club
Top Half (listed in order they appear in draw)
(1) Virginia vs. (16) Penn State, 11 am Nordstrom
(8) UCLA vs. (9) Notre Dame, 11 am Seattle Tennis Club
(4) Baylor vs. (13) Oklahoma State, 8 am Nordstrom
(5) Mississippi vs. (12) North Carolina, 8 am Seattle Tennis Club
(14) Boise State vs. (3) Ohio State, 2:30 pm Nordstrom
(11) Illinois vs. (6) Southern California, 2:30 pm Seattle Tennis Club
(10) Alabama vs. (7) Texas, 5:30 pm Seattle Tennis Club
(15) Washington vs. (2) Georgia, 5:30 pm Nordstrom