INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Subcommittee selected 64 teams and 16 places to advance to the 1st and 2nd rounds for the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship. Due to health and safety procedures surrounding the pandemic , the first and second round venues were selected from a pre-determined pool of 20 locations rather than being given to the top seeded teams. Seeds were included in the final decision of positions, and matches between conference opponents were avoided during the first two rounds of the championship.
The first and second rounds took place from May 7-8 and featured four teams competing in a knockout format. The winner of each location will advance to the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, where 16 teams will compete for the national championship from May 16 to 28. The event will be hosted by the University of Central Florida and Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
Matches will be regular doubles matches. Three doubles consisting of six games will be played for one team point, followed by six singles matches, each worth one team point; play the best of the three sets. An ad-free scoring method will be used and a seven-point win (first seven points, must be won by two points) will be played in six games-all. The team with four or more team points will be placed in the championship group.
During the championship, all matches will be stopped after deciding on doubles. All remaining individual matches will be stopped after the winner is determined (with four points). Scores will only reflect completed matches. Full list of teams and locations included in the official bracket, available here.
Thirty games received automatic eligibility for the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship. Each conference and its automatic qualifiers are listed below.
American Athletic – University of Central Florida
Atlantic 10 – VCU
Atlantic Coast – North Carolina
ASUN – North Florida
Big East – Xavier
Big Sky – Northern Arizona
Big South – Charleston Southern
Big Ten – Ohio State
Big 12 – Texas
Big West – UC Santa Barbara
Colonial – James Madison
Conference USA – Old Dominion
Horizon – University of Illinois Chicago
MAAC – Siena
Central America – Ball State
Middle East – State of South Carolina
Missouri Valley – Drake
Mountain West – San Jose State
Northeast – Long Island University
Ohio Valley – Austin Peay
Pac-12 – California
Patriots – Boston U.
SEC – Georgia
Southern – Furman
Southland – Texas A & M-Corpus Christi
SWAC – State of Alabama
Summit – Denver
Belt of the Sun – South Georgia
The West Coast – Pepperdine
WAC – Grand Canyon
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