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ITA Oracle Cup Preview Scroll-2017-10-09

Division II Men
Division II Women

Division III Men
Division III Women

NAIA Men
NAIA Women

JUCO Men
JUCO Women

TEMPE, Ariz. –
Four divisions of collegiate tennis converge on the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, to take part in the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup.

The stakes for the 2017 event have been raised, with more student-athletes receiving an opportunity to qualify for the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, where they will compete in the same tournament as the nation’s top Division I players.

In previous years, only one singles player had earned that distinction, by winning the “Oracle Cup”, which pitted the four divisional winners against each other for the right to play in the fall season’s final tournament. This year, each of the four divisional champions (Divisions II, III, NAIA and JUCO) will be automatically entered in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 1-5, in Palm Desert, California.

Men’s and women’s doubles will still take part and compete for the Oracle Cup, with the winners of those draws moving on to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.

Formerly known as the Small College Nationals, the ITA Oracle Cup has history dating back to 1986, and it is the only singles and doubles national championship event for the Division II and NAIA levels. This year, more than 8,000 players took part in a total of 60 regional tournaments to gain entry into the ITA Oracle Cup field.
 
Each division represented will feature eight singles players and eight doubles teams, competing in their respective draws. Oliver Frank of Azusa Pacific and Camille Gbaguidi of SCAD won the Oracle Cup singles titles in 2016, and return as the No. 1 seeds in the Division II men and NAIA women's draws, respectively.

Head to the ITA Oracle Cup event page to view draws, daily recaps and photo gallery links. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter by following @ITA_Tennis and using the hashtag #OracleCup.