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Men's Tennis to Compete in 2020 ITA Kick-Off in Chapel Hill

June 06, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The 2020 ITA Kick-Off Draft was held on Thursday and the Old Dominion men’s tennis team will compete in the Chapel Hill, N.C. regional, along with North Carolina, Georgia State and Elon on Jan. 24-27. 

2020 ITA Kick-Off - Chapel Hill, N.C. Regional Seeding
1. No. 7 North Carolina
2. No. 65 Georgia State
3. No. 66 Old Dominion
4. No. 73 Elon

“We are excited to play the Kick-Off for the fifth year in a row,” said ODU head coach Dominik Mueller. “It’s the same format as the NCAA tournament in which the best 16 teams qualify for the National Indoors. It’s a great opportunity for our guys to play on the national scene early in the season.”

The 12th annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend will take place January 24-27, 2020 at 26 different facilities across the country. During that weekend, 60 teams per gender will travel to 15 host sites to participate, with four host schools having earned the right to host both genders (North Carolina, Stanford, Texas, and UCLA). Host sites were selected based on the final 2018-2019 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

Each of the 15 regional host institutions, per gender, will welcome three other teams for a single-elimination event, with the winners advancing to the National Team Indoors. The Wisconsin men and the Illinois women will serve as hosts for the National Team Indoors in 2020, guaranteeing them an automatic bid into the championships.

The ITA Kick-Off Weekend is unique in college athletics in that each regional is determined via the Kick-Off Weekend Draft, where each team selects which regional they wish to participate in. Selections are made in order of the final 2018-2019 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

To see the entire field and all host regional sites, as well as more info, please CLICK HERE.



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