It all comes down to this.
TCU, the No. 5 seed, versus No. 3 Tennessee for the 2022 ITA Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Championship. A rematch of a tightly-contested 4-3 early season matchup won by the Volunteers. Action from the Nordstrom Tennis Center gets underway at 12 p.m. PST. Live streaming via PlaySight and live scoring via Tennis-Ticker can be found on the Tournament Central page.
Be sure to tune in to the Cracked Racquets redzone broadcast coverage for the championship match. Mark Bey and Alex Gruskin are on commentary. You can access the broadcast from the ITA home page, and the Cracked Racquets YouTube page.
For the second time in 2022, the Horned Frogs scored a victory over the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. TCU defeated Florida in the opening weekend of 2022, and in the ITA National Team Indoors semifinals, they edged Ohio State 4-3. TCU won the doubles point, yet had to rally in singles after the Buckeyes claimed three straight courts to go up 3-1. After wins at No. 1 and No. 6 and No. 1 singles leveled the match, Sander Jong sent TCU into the final with his win at No. 3 singles.
Tennessee outlasted No. 2 seed Baylor 4-2 in the other semifinal. The Volunteers also sealed their win at No. 3 singles, with Emile Hudd scoring his second consecutive match-clinching point. Tennessee jumped out to a 1-0 lead after doubles and a 2-0 lead after a win at No. 5 singles. The Bears fought back, winning two of the next three singles contests to bring the match score to 3-2, but Hudd closed things out to send Tennessee into the final.