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Thursday, May 21, 2009

NCAA Division I Team Recap; D III Finals Thursday; ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame Dinner

My weekly article for the Tennis Recruiting Network is a recap of the USC men's and Duke women's NCAA Division I team championship wins. Those of you who followed my tournament coverage on this site over the past week have seen it; those of you who just want to review the tournament's last matches can click here.

The Division III mens finals are today at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, with the Amherst men taking on UC-Santa Cruz, the 2008 champions. Ken Thomas is providing a webcast of the final at radiotennis.com Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The women's D III final also features Amherst; they play Williams in the final in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame banquet last night was a special one for me, with Brian Garman, one the USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships' most valuable contributors, being inducted. Brian's contribution, not to just junior and college tennis, but tennis period, is the match scheduling system that minimizes tournament delays and allows players to know, with great accuracy, what time they will take the court. This NCAA tournament at College Station is his 30th. Congratulations Brian, you've earned this honor many times over!

For the complete list of this year's inductees, see the ITA website.


tns said...

why isnt ISNER in the french open draw??

J said...

Isner is fighting a bout of mono