Sixteen of the top Division I Women’s teams will converge on Chicago this weekend to battle for the National Indoor crown. The field is boasts the top 12 teams in the current Oracle ITA Division I Women’s Team Rankings. The 16-team field is rounded out by No. 14 Arizona State, No. 17 Princeton, No. 22 Georgia Tech, and host Illinois.
The Championship event has been a staple of college tennis for 33 years. The competition is a single-elimination tournament spread over four days with the winner decided on Monday, February 10th. Although the tournament is single-elimination, each team is guaranteed three dual-matches over the course of the weekend.
The reigning champs, the University of Georgia, come in seeded third this year and will face the University of Virginia at noon on Friday at the XS Tennis Village. The Bulldogs defeated the University of North Carolina in the hard-fought 4-3 championship match of the 2019 ITA Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championships.
No. 1 seeded and ranked Stanford have a record 10 wins over the event’s history, but have not won the Indoor title since 2011. The Cardinal’s record is three victories ahead of the next place Florida Gators who have seven all-time wins.
Arizona State knocked off previously ranked No. 9 Vanderbilt during the ITA Kickoff Weekend to advance to the Indoors Championships for the first time since the Kickoff Weekend’s inception. The 4-3 comeback win over the Commodores catapulted the Sun Devils into the Oracle ITA Rankings for the first time this season.
Princeton and Georgia Tech also put together noteworthy upsets during Kickoff Weekend. Princeton upset then ranked No. 11 USC 4-3 to reach Indoors. Georgia Tech shocked then ranked No. 13 South Carolina en route to the championship.
The Championship will start on Feb. 7 in Chicago. For seedings and times refer to the draw. Live results will be provided by Tennis Ticker and will be updated throughout the weekend. Live streaming will be available for the matches played at XS Tennis Village.