TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Oracle are excited to announce that the men’s and women’s singles finals of the 2018 Oracle ITA Masters on September 23, 2018, from the Malibu Racquet Club in Malibu, California, will be available to a national audience LIVE via ESPN3 and on the ESPN app, and later aired on ESPNU Monday September 24th at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST and Tuesday September 25th at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST.
“Having ESPN involved in live coverage of the Oracle ITA Masters is a great opportunity for our exceptional student-athletes to showcase their on-court skill and talent on a global scale,” said ITA Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Russell. “The Oracle ITA Masters is a first-class event, and we can’t wait to get to Malibu to kick off what promises to be another exciting collegiate tennis season. On behalf of the ITA and Oracle, we want to thank ESPN for providing this platform to college tennis.”
ESPNU is the premiere destination for collegiate sports with over 76 million subscribers and televises over 650 live collegiate events annually including extensive coverage of NCAA Championship events. The ESPN App, which carries ESPN3, the No. 1 most popular sports app, is an all-in-one digital sports platform for fans worldwide. Providing a rich, increasingly personalized experience across mobile and OTT devices, the ESPN App curates all of ESPN’s incredible sports content into an experience unique to each fan’s interests and tastes.
The women’s singles final will kick off the live streaming coverage at 11:30 a.m. PDT / 2:30 p.m. EDT, with the men’s singles championship slated for an approximate 2 p.m. PDT / 5 p.m. EDT, start. Below are the individual links to view the competition, as well as the trophy presentation.
The 2018 Oracle ITA Masters, which takes place September 20-23, at the Malibu Racquet Club (with additional matches held at Pepperdine University), is the first ITA National Championship event of the 2018-19 collegiate tennis season. Thirty-two men’s players, along with 32 women’s players, were invited to participate in this national-level tournament, which also features the only mixed doubles event at a national collegiate championship.
Oracle ITA Masters singles champions will receive an automatic bid to compete in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, November 7-11, 2018, in Surprise, Arizona. The Oracle ITA National Fall Championships serves as the culminating event of the fall portion of the collegiate tennis season.
About the ITA
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees women’s and men’s varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men’s and women’s varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.
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ESPNU launched March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network televises more than 650 live events annually. Action includes a variety of top football and men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as Olympic sports from 26 Division I conferences. ESPNU is the destination for premier collegiate and high school programming, including elite football, basketball, baseball, softball and lacrosse events. ESPNU, as part of ESPN’s wide-ranging agreement with the NCAA, has extensive coverage of NCAA Championship events.