University of Virginia to Host 2010 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship

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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIATO HOST 2010 ITA
NATIONAL MEN'S TEAM INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

16 of the Top Teams Will Compete at the Boar's Head Sports Club Feb. 12 - 15

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Men's Team Indoor Championships. The University of Virginia will host the 36th annual Championships at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Of the fifteen No.1 seeds participating in the second-annual ITA Division I Kick-Off Weekend competition, 13 have advanced with an opportunity to capture the elusive National Team Indoor Championship title. Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Fresno State, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA and USC will join host and two-time defending champion Virginia.

The championships will take place at the Boar's Head Sports Club, which is recognized as one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the U.S, named VA club of the year in 2005, and received recognition from TennisResorts.com as one of the top 75 tennis resorts in the world. The BHSC boasts 10 Hartru outdoor courts, four outdoor hard courts and twelve state of the art indoor courts.

"The ITA is delighted to return to the Boar's Head Sports Club, marking the second time in two years that the University of Virginia has hosted an ITA National Championship," said Executive Director, David A Benjamin. "I know that all of our varsity student-athletes are looking forward greatly to participating in this event."

The Boar's Head Sports Club is an ideal setting for the championship, as the club features 12 DecoTurf indoor courts, including six in the stadium with seating for 1,200 fans. The facility is the indoor home of the Virginia tennis teams and has also hosted the 2008 ITA National Indoor Individual Championships and events on the USTA Challenger Circuit.

Come out and see the best in varsity college tennis for four days at the Boar's Head Sports Club. Admission is free.

More on the Teams
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Alabama: Currently ranked #19 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #21 Duke and #23 Arizona. The Crimson Tide have two players ranked in singles (#62 Saketh Myeni and #123 Michael Thompson). The doubles team of Crieghton Blanchard/Michael Davis is also ranked #39.
First Round Matchup: No. 15 Alabama vs. No. 2 Virginia

Baylor:
Currently ranked #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #11 Florida, #39 TCU and #58 Iowa. The Bears have one player ranked in singles (#11 Jordan Rux), who is also ranked #11 in doubles with Maros Horny. The duo of Julian Bley/Attilo Bucko is also ranked #38.
First Round Matchup: No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 11 Florida

Florida: Currently ranked #11 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #41 Georgia Tech and #59 Furman. The Gators have one player ranked in singles (#7 Alexandre Lacroix), who is also ranked #10 in doubles with Antoine Benneteau.
First Round Matchup: No. 11 Florida vs. No. 6 Baylor

Fresno State: Currently ranked #26 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #17 Fresno State, #32 Rice and #75 Pacific. The Bulldogs have two teams ranked in doubles (#20 Mirko Zapletal/Taylor Leiby and #36 Rikus de Villiers/Remi Boutillier).
First Round Matchup: No. 16 Fresno State vs. No. 1 USC

Georgia: Currently ranked #7 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #22 North Carolina, #38 Northwestern and #72 USC Upstate. The Bulldogs have two players ranked in singles (#45 Javier Garrapiz and #60 Drake Bernstein).
First Round Matchup: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 10 Ole Miss

Illinois: Currently ranked #12 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #20 Virginia Tech and #24 Washington. The Illini have one player ranked in singles (#43 Dennis Nevolo) who is also ranked #2 in doubles with Marek Czerwinski.
First Round Matchup: No. 12 Illinois vs. No. 5 Tennessee

Kentucky: Currently ranked #14 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #15 Wake Forest and #36 Michigan. The Wildcats have two players ranked in singles (#8 Eric Quigley and #39 Alex Musialek) and the duo of Quigley/Brad Cox is ranked #9 in doubles.
First Round Matchup: No. 13 Kentucky vs. No. 4 UCLA

Louisville: Currently ranked #16 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #25 Wisconsin, #33 LSU and #60 East Tennessee State. The Cardinals have four players ranked in singles (#46 Austen Childs, #81 Andrew Carter and #84 Simon Childs) and two teams ranked in doubles (#14 Childs/Childs and #33 Alejandro Calligari/Robert Hall).
First Round Matchup: No. 14 Louisville vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Mississippi: Currently ranked #10 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #49 Indiana, #51 Arkansas and #61 Mississippi State. The Rebels have two players ranked in singles (#49 Tucker Vorster and #61 Marcel Thiemann) and two teams ranked in doubles (#52 Adrian Forberg Skogeng/Vorster and #56 Kalle Norberg/Vorster).
First Round Matchup: No. 10 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Georgia

Ohio State: Currently ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #31 Tulsa and #50 New Mexico. The Buckeyes have three players ranked in singles (#34 Shuhei Uzawa, #88 Steven Williams and #103 Chase Buchanan).
First Round Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 Louisville

Stanford: Currently ranked #9 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #44 Oklahoma and #52 UNC Wilmington. The Cardinal have two players ranked in singles (#37 Alex Clayton and #54 Bradley Kahn) and the top-ranked doubles squad in Klahn/Ryan Thacher.
First Round Matchup: No. 9 Stanford vs. No. 8 Texas

Tennessee: Currently ranked #5 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #45 South Carolina, #55 Utah, #57 Middle Tennessee State and #60 East Tennessee State. The Volunteers have four players ranked in singles (#2 John-Patrick Smith, #22 Rhyne Williams, #52 Matt Brewer and #68 Boris Conkic) and three teams ranked in doubles (#4 Conkic/Smith, #7 Sandgren/Smith and #12 Conkic/Williams).
First Round Matchup: No. 8 Tennessee vs. No. 10 Baylor

Texas: Currently ranked #8 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #35 California, #51 Arkansas and #57 Middle Tennessee State. The Longhorns have five players ranked in singles (#5 Dimitar Kutrovsky, #9 Ed Corrie, #38 Josh Zavala, #85 Daniel Whitehead and #104 Vasko Mladenov). The tandem of Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala are ranked #22 in doubles.
First Round Matchup: No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Stanford

UCLA: Currently ranked #4 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #13 Pepperdine and #40 Hawaii. The Bruins have two players ranked in singles (#94 Amit Inbar and #118 Nick Meister) and the doubles team of Kallim Stewart and Matt Brooklyn ranked #36.
First Round Matchup: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Kentucky

USC: Currently ranked #1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #48 Vanderbilt and #70 Yale. The Trojans have six players ranked in singles (#1 Steve Johnson, #14 Robert Farah, #47 Matt Kecki, #65 JT Sundling, #78 Daniel Nguyen and #116 Jaak Poldma) and have one team ranked in doubles (#13 Farah/Johnson).
First Round Matchup: No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Fresno State

Virginia: Currently ranked #2 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #12 Illinois, #34 Notre Dame and #73 William & Mary. The Cavaliers have seven players ranked in singles (#3 Michael Shabaz, #12 Sanam Singh, #16 Jamere Jenkins, #28 Lee Singer, #31 Drew Courtney, #58 Houston Barrick and #80 Steven Rooda) and three teams ranked in doubles (#5 Barrick/Singh, #17 Singer/Courtney and #25 Barrick/Shabaz).
First Round Matchup: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Alabama

*Campbell/ ITA Team Rankings released on February 4, 2010; Campbell/ITA Singles and Doubles Rankings released on January 5, 2010

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