2019 ITA Cup

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Tatiana Simova at the 2019 ITA Cup
Tatiana Simova was the 2019 ITA Cup singles champion at the Rome Tennis Center, Rome, GA. (Photo: Jacob Dye/ITA Staff)

Four divisions of collegiate tennis converged on the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, to take part in the 2019 ITA Cup.

Student-athletes also received an opportunity to qualify for the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, where they competed in the same tournament as the nation’s top Division I players.

Prior to 2017, only one singles player had earned the distinction of winning the ITA Cup, which pitted the four divisional winners against each other for the right to play in the fall season’s final tournament. The 2019 ITA Cup awards each of the four divisional champions (Divisions II, III, NAIA, and JUCO) an opportunity be automatically entered in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club & The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, CA.

Men’s and women’s doubles will still take part and compete for the ITA Cup, with the winners of those draws moving on to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.

Formerly known as the Small College Nationals, the ITA Cup has a history dating back to 1986, and it is the only singles and doubles national championship event for the Division II and NAIA levels. This year, more than 8,000 players will take part in a total of 60 regional tournaments to gain entry into the ITA Cup field.

Each division represented will feature between eight and sixteen singles players and eight to sixteen doubles teams, competing in their respective draws.

2019 ITA Cup

October 17-20, 2019
Rome Tennis Center at Berry College – Rome, Georgia

Selection criteria: Division II, Division III, NAIA, Junior College

Draws

Media

2019 James O’Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award Recipients

Women: Lucie Devier (Tyler Junior College)
Men: Boris Sorkin (Tufts University)

The James O’Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Awards is awarded to student-athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship and exemplify the spirit of college tennis during the course of the ITA Cup. To be eligible for the award, a player must advance to the finals of their divisional singles draw. From this pool of players, the recipients are selected through a vote by coaches and input from officials.

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