TU to Host NCAA Tennis Championships May 19-30

CASE CENTER COMPETITION: This photo is from the 2008 NCAA Championships held at the University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

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The nation’s top collegiate tennis teams will converge on the city of Tulsa to compete at the 2016 Division I Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships, May 19-30, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the University of Tulsa campus.

Championships feature 16 men’s and women’s teams competing for the first six days of the tournament (May 20-24) to claim the title of team champion. At the conclusion of the team event, a field of 64 singles players and a 32 doubles team bracket for both the men and women will be played out in the final six days of competition (May 25-30).

Both the Tulsa men’s and women’s tennis teams, as well as the Oklahoma State teams and the Oklahoma men have been ranked among the nation’s top 30 for a good portion of the spring season. Those teams will be strong competitors at regional sites to be among the final 16 teams making their way to Tulsa.

Men’s teams expected to make their way to Tulsa for the championships include No. 1-ranked North Carolina, defending champion Virginia, 17-time champion and 21-time winner Southern Cal, while and Ohio State, who have been ranked among the top-five nationally, have their sights set on Tulsa in search of their first national tennis titles.

On the women’s side, California has moved into the No.1 spot in the nation, while Vanderbilt will look to repeat as champion. The North Carolina women, like the men, are strong as well, positioning themselves among the top-5 teams in the country.

The 2016 event is the third Tennis Championship that has been played in Tulsa. The Case Tennis Center was also host site for the 2004 Men’s Championships and the 2008 Men’s & Women’s Championships.

All-Session Tickets are now available. Tickets for adults are priced at $125 and $75 for children for the 12-day event, which averages to just over $10.40 per adult and $6.25 per child. All-Session Tickets can be purchased online at TulsaHurricane.com or by calling the TU athletic ticket office at 918-631-GoTU(4688).

Individual session tickets will be available on each day of the tournament for $15 for adults and $8.00 for youth. Purchasing All-Session Tickets for the Championships will be a savings of $55 for adults and $21 for children.
For more information and tickets, visit Championship Central at TulsaHurricane.com.

2016 Division I Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships Schedule

Thursday, May 19, – Women’s Round of 16, 9 a.m. (all day)
Friday, May 20, – Men’s Round of 16, 9 a.m. (all day)
Saturday, May 21, – Women’s Quarterfinals, Noon & 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, – Men’s Quarterfinals, Noon & 4 p.m.
Monday, May 23, – Women’s Semifinals, Noon; Men’s Semifinals, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, – Women’s Championship, Noon; Men’s Championship, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25 – Women’s & Men’s First Round (64) (Singles), 9 a.m.
Thursday, May 26 – Women’s & Men’s Round (32) (Singles Second Round & Doubles First Round), 9 a.m.
Friday, May 27 – Women’s & Men’s Round of 16 (Singles & Doubles), 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 28 – Women’s & Men’s Quarterfinals (Singles & Doubles), Noon
Sunday, May 29 – Women’s & Men’s Semifinals (Singles & Doubles), Noon
Monday, May 30 – Women’s & Men’s Finals (Singles & Doubles), Noon

Updated 04-25-2016

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