Brackets set for 2018 Pac-12 Men's and Women's Tennis Championships
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced the brackets for the 2018 Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships starting this Wed., April 25 in Ojai, Calif., with a men’s play-in match and three women’s first-round matches. Regular-season champions and league unbeatens UCLA men and STANFORD women will be the top seeds.
No. 2 nationally ranked UCLA men’s tennis (23-2, 8-0 Pac-12) clinched the No. 1 seed with one week remaining in the regular season and posted an undefeated Conference record for the fourth time in the last seven seasons. This is the Bruins’ fifth time earning the No. 1 seed in the tournament’s seven-year history. Second-seeded and No. 4 nationally ranked Stanford (20-2, 7-1) posted the Cardinal’s best overall winning-percentage since 2001, with the only non-conference loss versus No. 1 Wake Forest. No. 3 USC (15-7,6-2) and 4 OREGON (16-8, 4-4) round out the top four for the men’s bracket.
The women’s tennis bracket is led by No. 20 nationally ranked Stanford (15-3, 9-0), last year’s inaugural Pac-12 Women’s Team Champions. UCLA (18-4, 9-1) earns the No. 2 seed while on a nine-match winning streak and owning the national ranking in the Pac-12 at No. 14. ARIZONA STATE (15-6, 7-3) and CALIFORNIA (11-8, 6-4) round out the top four teams to receive a first-round bye.
Team seeding is based on won-lost percentages during regular-season Conference play with the tiebreaker being the head-to-head matchup winner. Both the women and men will compete in a tournament team format to determine the Pac-12 Champion and the automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships.
Live TV coverage of the event begins Friday, April 27 with the men's semifinals at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT on both Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles. On Saturday, the women's final will air live starting at 12 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Los Angeles, followed by the men's final at 3 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles. Scores and updates can be found at Pac-12.com/tennischamps.
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