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CWRU to Host 2019 Oracle ITA Division III Men’s National Team Indoor Championship; Five UAA Teams in Field

CWRU to Host 2019 Oracle ITA Division III Men’s National Team Indoor Championship; Five UAA Teams in Field

Case Western Reserve University will host the 2019 Oracle ITA Division III Men's National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 22-24. The Spartans are one of five UAA squads in the eight-team tournament.

Fourth-ranked Emory University has won three consecutive indoor titles and captured the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship title in 2017. University of Chicago, which comes in to the tournament ranked third, won its first UAA title in program history last year and reached the NCAA semifinals for the third time in the past four seasons.

Two quarterfinal matches will feature two Association teams playing one another. The host Spartans will face the Maroons, while ninth-ranked Washington University plays 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University. Emory will open play against 13th-ranked Whitman College.

2019 Oracle ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship
Rankings in parenthesis
Chicago (No. 3)
Emory (No. 4)
Gustavus Adolphus (No. 8)
Washington University in St. Louis (No. 9)
Carnegie Mellon (No. 10)
Pomona-Pitzer (No. 12)
Whitman (No. 13)
Case Western Reserve (Host – No. 18)

Friday and Saturday matches will be played to completion with Sunday matches playing to clinch. Doubles will be an eight-game pro set, tiebreak at seven-games-all using regular scoring. After a five-minute intermission, singles matches will be best-of-three sets using regular scoring. Once a dual match has been clinched, any singles matches that extend to a third set will play a 10-point super tiebreaker in place of a full third set. There will be no five-minute warm-up with opponents prior to doubles and singles play.