The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Wednesday updates to its Division II, Division III, NAIA & Junior College fall tournament schedule. Certain ITA Small College Regional Championships will not be held this fall and the 2020 ITA Cup will feature NAIA competition only. Following recent conference & institutional announcements to suspend fall athletics, the ITA Office consulted the following Operating Committees for revisions to the upcoming season. 

The following decisions were voted on by the ITA Division II Operating Committee on August 17th, 2020. 

  • 2020 ITA Regional Championships lacking a host or a sufficient number of participating teams will not be held this fall. All other regionals will proceed as planned.
  • Canceled Regionals include the Men’s and Women’s West, Central, South, Atlantic & East. See the updated ITA Small College Regional Championships page HERE.
  • The DII portion of the 2020 ITA Cup will not be held this fall. 

The following decisions were voted on by the ITA Division III Operating Committee on August 17th, 2020. 

  • 2020 ITA Regional Championships lacking a host or a sufficient number of participating teams will not be held this fall. All other regionals will proceed as planned.
  • Canceled Regionals include the Men’s and Women’s West, Northwest, Midwest, Central, Southeast, Northeast & New England. See the updated ITA Small College Regional Championships page HERE
  • ITA All-American status will not be automatically awarded to Regional Champions for Regionals that do compete in fall of 2020. The DIII ITA Operating Committee will continue to evaluate All-American criteria for the 2020-2021 season. 
  • The DIII portion of the 2020 ITA Cup will not be held this fall. 

The following decisions were voted on by the ITA Junior College Operating Committee on August 18th, 2020. 

  • All 2020 ITA Junior College Regional Championships will not be held this fall. See the updated ITA Small College Regional Championships page HERE.
  • The Junior College portion of the 2020 ITA Cup will not be held. 

NAIA will commence with all ITA Regional Championships & the NAIA portion of the ITA Cup in Rome, Georgia, on October 16-18, 2020. No modifications are required at this time. 

Building on the success of the recently completed 2020 Oracle ITA Summer Circuit and 2020 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships, opportunities for play in the fall will be available to collegiate, professional, and junior players. The recently announced ITA Tour: Fall Circuit by UTR begins on September 18th and will run for 10 weeks. These locally-based tournaments will provide exciting level-based competition in a safe environment with small draws and no fans. Selections will be made based on UTR and will only feature singles play. The tournament schedule will be released on August 24th with the phased tournament registration beginning on August 31st.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It is really ridiculous the difference on information and procedures. So NAIA can go ahead as if no virus is going on, but others can’t. Even the small colleges can’t. Again there’s no consistency on the information and as usual causes more confusion than clarity. But the ITA fall tour is ok. Again no sense.

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