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MALIBU, CA
– In a historic moment for college tennis, the men’s and women’s singles finals of the 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters will be broadcast live on Tennis Channel (check your local listings for channel information) on Sunday, Sept. 20, with programming scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. PT.

“Tennis Channel is thrilled to offer a national television platform for these great student-athletes,” said Jeremy Langer, vice president of programming, Tennis Channel. “This weekend our viewers have the chance to see top players competing at the highest collegiate level.”

Announcer Steve Weissman will call the matches for Tennis Channel, with former UCLA top-ranked singles and doubles player Justin Gimelstob offering analysis.

The inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters began play today at the Malibu Racquet Club in Malibu, California, and the event serves as the first national collegiate championship of the 2015-16 season. Sixteen of the top returning Division I men’s and women’s singles players will compete, along with eight outstanding men’s and women’s doubles teams. Each participant is guaranteed two matches.

“Oracle and the ITA are thrilled that Tennis Channel has offered its national platform to showcase college tennis and the outstanding student-athletes competing at the Oracle/ITA Masters,” said ITA Chairman of the Board, David A Benjamin. “Fans that tune-in on Sunday afternoon to the Tennis Channel will have the chance to witness the top-level competition and great excitement of collegiate tennis.”

For additional information on the 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters, visit the official tournament page at http://www.itatennis.com/Events/Oracle_ITA_Masters.htm.

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup.  Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.

About the ITA The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men's and women's varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITAtennis on Twitter.