Kentucky Grabs No. 12 Seed in National Indoors

Feb. 15, 2011

National Indoor Main Draw (PDF)

SEATTLE - The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Men's Team Indoor Championship. The University of Washington will host the 37th annual Championship at the Nordstrom Tennis Center and Seattle Sports Club.

Duke, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and Virginia will join the Huskies of Washington.

The Nordstrom Tennis Center is one of the Northwest's most modern indoor tennis facilities. The doors of the indoor facility at the University of Washington were opened with dedication ceremonies on June 1, 1989. Later that year, the center was selected by the USTA's Technical Committee as one of the outstanding tennis facilities for 1989.

More on the Teams:
Duke, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and Washington look to knock off the three-time defending champion Virginia Cavaliers.

DUKE: Currently ranked #17 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #20 Pepperdine, #23 Notre Dame, #27 Michigan, #42 Hawaii and #68 Elon. The Blue Devils have two players ranked in singles (#6 Reid Carleton and #10 Henrique Cunha). The doubles team of Carleton/Cunha is also ranked #9.
First Round Matchup: No. 15 Duke vs. No. 2 USC

FLORIDA: Currently ranked #11 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #8 Baylor, #25 Florida State, #55 North Carolina State and #60 UC-Santa Barbera. The Gators have three players ranked in singles (#9 Alexandre Lacroix, #43 Sekou Bangoura Jr. and #74 Bob Van Overbeek). UF also has two teams ranked in doubles (#15 Lacroix/Nassim Slilam and #60 Bangoura/Michael Alford).
First Round Matchup: No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Stanford
 
GEORGIA: Currently ranked #16 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #24 North Carolina, #50 East Tennessee State, #51 Clemson and #57 Oklahoma State. The Bulldogs have three players ranked in singles (#12 Wil Spencer, #24 Javier Garrapiz and #31 Sadio Doumbia). UGA also has three teams ranked in doubles (#12 Garrapiz/Hernus Pieters, #37 Spencer/Drake Bernstein and #41 Doumbia/Ignacio Tabouda).
First Round Matchup: No. 14 Georgia vs. No. 3 Tennessee
 
ILLINOIS: Currently ranked #9 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #11 Florida, #13 Kentucky, #17 Duke, #23 Notre Dame and #48 Denver. The Illini have three players ranked in singles (#8 Dennis Nevolo, #33 Johnny Hamui and #65 Abe Souza). UI also has one team ranked in doubles (#16 Nevolo/Souza).
First Round Matchup: No. 8 Illinois vs. No. 9 Texas A&M
 
KENTUCKY: Currently ranked #13 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #36 Boise State, #37 Wake Forest, #39 Miami (FL) and #43 Indiana. The Wildcats have three players ranked in singles (#3 Eric Quigley, #70 Alex Musialek and #79 Anthony Rossi).
First Round Matchup: No. 12 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Texas
 
LOUISVILLE: Currently ranked #12 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #18 Ole Miss, #21 Oklahoma, #45 Columbia, #50 East Tennessee State and #55 North Carolina State. The Cardinals have two players ranked in singles (#11 Austen Childs and #100 Viktor Maksimcuk). UL also has two teams ranked in doubles (#26 Childs/Maksimcuk and #50 Simon Childs/Andrew Carter).
First Round Matchup: No. 11 Louisville vs. No. 6 UCLA
 
OHIO STATE: Currently ranked #4 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #16 Georgia, #18 Ole Miss, #35 LSU, #52 UC-Irvine and #75 William & Mary. The Buckeyes lead the field with seven players ranked in singles (#5 Blaz Rola, #21 Chase Buchanan, #45 Matt Allare, #55 Devin McCarthy, #86 Peter Kobelt, #103 Ille Van Engelen and #111 Nelson Vick). OSU also has three teams ranked in doubles (#6 Buchanan/Rola, #10 Allare/Kobelt and #66 McCarthy/Balazs Novak).
First Round Matchup: No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 13 Texas Tech
 
STANFORD: Currently ranked #7 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #14 Texas Tech, #19 California, #41 Nebraska and #65 Santa Clara. The Cardinal have three players ranked in singles (#7 Bradley Klahn, #52 Ryan Thacher and #64 Alex Clayton) and one team ranked in doubles (#11 Klahn/Thacher).  
First Round Matchup: No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Florida
 
TENNESSEE: Currently ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #9 Illinois, #17 Duke, #44 San Diego, #50 East Tennessee State and #51 Clemson. The Vols have five players ranked in singles (#1 Rhyne Williams, #17 John-Patrick Smith, #46 Tennys Sandgren, #68 Matteo Fago and #119 Boris Conkic). UT also has one team ranked in doubles (#8 Conkic/Smith).
First Round Matchup: No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Georgia

 TEXAS: Currently ranked #5 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #10 Texas A&M, #19 Cal, #25 Florida State, #27 Michigan, #34 Rice, #38 Tulsa and #42 Hawaii. The Longhorns have five players ranked in singles (#55 Jean Anderson, #61 Kellen Damico, #91 Ed Corrie, #93 Vasko Mladenov and #97 Ben Chen). UT also has four teams ranked in doubles (#2 Corrie/Anderson, #27 Damico/David Holiner, #30 Chen/Mladenov and #34 Chen/Daniel Whitehead).
First Round Matchup: No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 Kentucky
 
TEXAS A&M: Currently ranked #10 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #33 Mississippi State, #39 Miami (FL) and #70 Troy. The Aggies have three players ranked in singles (#29 Austin Krajicek, #49 Jeff Dadamo and #121 Alexis Klegou). A&M also has four teams ranked in doubles (#1 Krajicek/Dadamo, #57 Colin Hoover/Alberto Bautista, #62 Klegou/Austin Klores and #63 Niall Angus/John Lewis).
First Round Matchup: No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Illinois
 
TEXAS TECH: Currently ranked #14 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #19 Cal, #31 Fresno State, #35 LSU, #52 UC-Irvine and #54 San Diego State. The Red Raiders have three players ranked in singles (#18 Gonzalo Escobar, #22 Raony Carvalho and #116 Rafael Garcia). Tech also has two teams ranked in doubles (#59 Escobar/Victor Manzini and #76 Carvalho/Garcia).
First Round Matchup: No. 13 Texas Tech vs. No. 4 Ohio State
 
UCLA: Currently ranked #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #8 Baylor, #25 Florida State, #26 Minnesota, #36 Boise State, #52 UC-Irvine, #56 BYU and #60 UC-Santa Barbera. The Bruins have four players ranked in singles (#32 Nick Meister, #63 Daniel Kosakowski,#84 Amit Inbar and #87 Maxime Tabatruong). UCLA also has two teams ranked in doubles (#17 Inbar/Meister and #75 Inbar/Adrien Puget).
First Round Matchup: No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Louisville
 
USC: Currently ranked #2 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #20 Pepperdine, #25 Florida State, #43 Indiana, #44 San Diego and #54 San Diego State. The Trojans have four players ranked in singles (#4 Steve Johnson, #16 Daniel Nguyen, #37 Ray Sarmiento and #38 Jaak Poldma). USC also has two teams ranked in doubles (#38 Johnson/Nguyen and #49 Johnson/Sarmiento).
First Round Matchup: No. 2 USC vs. No. 15 Duke
 
VIRGINIA: Currently ranked #1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #9 Illinois, #13 Kentucky, #23 Notre Dame, #30 Virginia Tech, #50 East Tennessee State, #63 Maryland, #73 Cornell and #75 William & Mary. The Cavaliers have six players ranked in singles (#2 Alex Domijan, #13 Sanam Singh, #15 Michael Shabaz, #23 Drew Courtney, #25 Jarmere Jenkins and #78 Julen Uriguen). UVA also has two teams ranked in doubles (#2 Courtney/Shabaz and #23 Domijan/Jenkins).
First Round Matchup: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Washington
 
WASHINGTON: Currently ranked #29 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #36 Boise State, #41 Nebraska and #48 Denver. The Huskies have three players ranked in singles (#42 Kyle McMorrow, #66 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and #125 Martin Kildahl). UW also has two teams ranked in doubles (#24 Nedunchezhiyan/McMorrow and #67 Kildahl/Tobi Obenaus).
First Round Matchup: No. 16 Washington vs. No. 1 Virginia
 
*Campbell/ ITA College Tennis Rankings are based off of the February 14, 2011 ranking period. For complete tournament results and information, please visit www.itatennis.com.