My ITA Women's Team Indoor Recap and All-Tournament Team Slideshow; Texas Tops Georgia in Only Opening Day Upset at Men's Team Indoor
My recap of Duke's title at the Women's Team Indoor was published today on the Tennis Recruiting Network, and the ITA announced the All-Tournament team today, with Duke's Hanna Mar named Most Outstanding Player. Below is a slideshow of the All-Tournament team.
The Men's Team Indoor got underway today in Houston, with fully half of the matches coming down to the last match on court. No. 13 Texas defeated No. 4 Georgia in the only upset of the day, and it ended when Ben Wagland was overruled on his own match point, which was the deciding point in the no-ad format they are using in the men's tournament this year. Because he was overruled three times previously, this was a game penalty, and because that game was the tiebreaker at 5-all, another format change for this tournament, he lost the match to George Goldhoff , giving Texas a 4-3 win. In addition to the match, Wagland apparently lost his composure too, having words with the umpire. He was suspended by coach Manny Diaz for the remainder of the tournament. I know all this, not because I was there, which I am not, but because it is in the recap on the Georgia website. I continue to be impressed by the commitment and professionalism (in the best sense of the word) of the sports information staff at Georgia, who reported what happened and provided a quote from Diaz on the suspension. Many a school's athletic department could learn from Georgia's handling of an incident like this.
An earlier 4-3 match saw No. 7 seed Oklahoma defeat No. 10 seed Illinois 4-3, with Sooner Guillermo Alcorta beating Jared Hiltzik 6-3, 5-6(2), 6-4 at line 1 to tie it at 3-3, and Dane Webb topping Brian Page 5-6(7), 6-4, 6-2 at line 4 to clinch it. The evening matches were both decided by 4-3 scores, with Baylor's Mate Zsiga clinching a win for the Bears at line 4 over host Texas A&M's Junior Ore. The other Bears, from Cal, won when Gregory Bayane defeated Rishhab Agarwal of Mississippi State at line 5 to secure the 4-3 win.
Complete results can be found here.
(1) Virginia def. (16) Notre Dame, 4-2
(2) UCLA def. (15) Pepperdine, 4-0
(3) USC def (14) Tennessee, 4-1
(13) Texas def. (4) Georgia, 4-3
(5) Ohio State def. (12) Florida, 4-1
(6) Baylor def. (11) Texas A&M 4-3
(7) Oklahoma def. (10) Illinois, 4-3
(8) Cal def. (9) Mississippi State 4-3