The Road To The 2024 NCAA Division I Individual Championships

Four Championships, One NCAA National Champion

ITA All-American Championships

ITA Regional Championships

ITA Conference Masters

ITA Sectional Championships


Introduction

In January of 2023, the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee approved a two-year pilot program to hold the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Individual Championships in the fall of 2024 and 2025. The ITA office, along with the NCAA Singles & Doubles Pathway Task Force (consisting of ITA member coaches), has worked diligently over the past several years to create a clearly defined and accessible pathway for student-athletes to earn entry into the fall 2024 and fall 2025 NCAA Individual Championships.

The major components of that pathway, including defining the qualifying events, establishing the dates and locations for those events and declaring the number of qualifiers from each event, have now been finalized and are listed below. Specific selection criteria have yet to be finalized for these events and will be shared once they become available.

ITA NCAA Fall Singles & Doubles Championships Task Force

Amanda Augustus (California), Mark Booras (Tulane), Cory Brooks (ITA), Gran Chen (SMU), Brad Dancer (Illinois), Simon Earnshaw (NC State), Cristina Moros (USF), Dave Mullins (ITA), Billy Pate (Princeton), Claire Pollard (Northwestern), Elizabeth Schmidt (Rice), Peter Wright (California), Chris Young (Oklahoma State)


 ITA All-American Championships

Ten NCAA Singles Qualifiers, Four NCAA Doubles Qualifiers

2024 Men’s All-American Championship

  • Dates: September 21-29, 2024
  • Location: Michael D. Case Tennis Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2022 Women's All-American Championships, North Carolina

2024 Women’s All-American Championship

  • Dates: September 21-29, 2024
  • Location: Cary Tennis Park, Cary, North Carolina

Event Details

The 2024 ITA Men’s and Women’s All-American Championships will have a draw size of the following, (Singles: Pre-Qualifying (128), Qualifying (64), Main Draw (64)) (Doubles: Pre-Qualifying (32), Qualifying (32), Main Draw (32)). Singles main draw play will include a feed-in consolation bracket through the Round of 16. In total, ten singles players will qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship (8 main draw quarterfinalists & 2 feed-in consolation finalists). Four doubles teams will qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship (4 main draw semifinalists). Selection criteria for the 2024 Men’s and Women’s All-American Championships will be released later this season.


ITA Regional Championships

26 NCAA Singles Qualifiers, 13 NCAA Doubles Qualifiers

2024 Regional Championships

  • Dates: October 12-20, 2024
  • Location: One regional host site per gender for each of the 13 ITA Regions

Event Details

Each of the 2024 ITA Men’s and Women’s Division I Regional Championships will have a draw size of the following, (Singles: Minimum of 64 Main Draw, Minimum of 64 Qualifying) (Doubles: Minimum of 32 Main Draw, Minimum of 32 Qualifying). From this, the two singles finalists from each region (26) will qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship. Meanwhile, the doubles champion from each region (13) will qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship. Selection criteria and acceptable draw size variations for each of the 2024 Men’s and Women’s Regional Championships will be released later this season.


ITA Conference Masters

Four NCAA Singles Qualifiers, Three NCAA Doubles Qualifiers

2024 Conference Masters Championship

  • Dates: November 7-10, 2024
  • Location: Barnes Tennis Center, San Diego, California

Event Details

The 2024 ITA Conference Masters Championship will have a draw size of the following, (Singles: 32) (Doubles: 32). From this, four players will qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship (semifinalists). Meanwhile, three doubles teams will qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship through the Conference Masters (champion, finalist, third place).  Each NCAA AQ-eligible, Division I conference will designate one singles player and one doubles team from each gender to participate in the event.  Those players can be designated through the use of a conference tournament to be completed no later than October 27, 2024, or through an alternate selection process determined by the conference office and its members.


 ITA Sectional Championships

24 NCAA Singles Qualifiers, 12 NCAA Doubles Qualifiers

2024 Sectional Championships

  • Dates: November 7-10, 2024
  • Location: One sectional host site per gender for each of the four ITA sections

Event Details

ITA member institutions will be assigned to one of four ITA “Sections.”  Each section will be made up of 3-4 current ITA regions – West Section (Mountain, Southwest & Northwest Regions), Central Section (Texas, Central & Midwest Regions), South Section (Southeast, South & Ohio Valley Regions), and the East Section (Carolina, Atlantic, Northeast & New England Regions). Only players and doubles teams who have yet to earn entry into the NCAA Championships and have made deep runs at the ITA All-American or ITA Regional Championships will be eligible for participation. The 2024 ITA Sectional Championships will have a draw size of the following, (Singles: 32) (Doubles: 16). From this, six singles players from each section (24) will qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship (semifinalists, two quarterfinal playoff winners). Meanwhile, three doubles teams from each section (12) will qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship through the Sectional Championships (champion, finalist, third place). Selection criteria for gaining entry into the ITA Sectional Championships will be released later this season.


Other Notes

  • Players Qualifying for the NCAA Championships via All-Americans are eligible to participate in the Regional Championships but are not eligible to participate in the Sectional Championships or Conference Masters Championship. If a player has qualified in singles but not doubles (and vice versa) they are eligible to play in these events but only in the event (singles or doubles) they have not qualified for yet.
  • Players Qualifying for the NCAA Championships via the Regional Championships are not eligible to participate in the Sectional Championships or Conference Masters Championships.
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