2018 Oracle ITA Masters Set To Begin On Thursday

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MALIBU, Calif. – The fourth annual Oracle ITA Masters, one of the premier events of the collegiate tennis season, gets underway on Thursday, September 20th, and runs through Sunday, September 23rd, with the action to take place at Pepperdine University and Malibu Racquet Club in Malibu, California.

The men’s and women’s singles finals will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the ESPN App, with finals action set to begin at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The matches will also air on ESPNU at 2 p.m. PDT, on Monday, September 24th, and Tuesday, September 25th. Read the full ESPN announcement here .

In addition to the ESPN coverage, the first three days of the Oracle ITA Masters will feature live streaming via PlaySight at Pepperdine (six courts), while the two play courts at Malibu Racquet Club will have live streaming as well, courtesy of TempuZ. Visit the Oracle ITA Masters event page for specific links to watch the action.

Tennis-Ticker will once again provide live scoring from both locations during the entire championship. Click here to follow along with the point-by-point scoring.

The women’s field of 32 features seven players that can be found in the Oracle ITA Division I Preseason National Singles Rankings. Makenna Jones of North Carolina, who received the Oracle Wild Card into the Masters, leads the way with a No. 2 national ranking. Miami’s Estela Perez-Somarriba, the 2018 ITA Women’s Player To Watch, is the No. 3-ranked player.

Fernanda Contreras of Vanderbilt, the 2017 Riviera ITA Women’s All-American Singles Champion, holds a No. 7 ranking, while Washington State’s Michaela Bayerlova (No. 17), Michigan’s Kate Fahey (No. 18) and Idaho’s Marianna Petrei (No. 20) are also slated to compete for the first ITA National Championship of the 2018-19 season.

Mitch Harper of Virginia Tech, the 2017 Milwaukee Tennis Classic champion, enters the Oracle ITA Masters with a No. 12 ranking to highlight the men’s participants.

To follow all the action from Malibu, visit the Oracle ITA Masters event page , which will be updated with live video and scoring links, draws and media coverage. You can also follow the conversation on social media by following the ITA Twitter and Instagram accounts @ITA_Tennis, and the Oracle Tennis accounts @OracleTennis and using the hashtag #OracleITAMasters.

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