Road to Orlando begins as teams selected for 2023 NCAA Division II Championships
The road to Orlando begins this week for the 96 teams selected to the 2023 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Championships.
Forty-eight men's and 48 women's teams will play at regional campus sties for the right to earn their place in the last 16, and a trip to the USTA National Campus next month. The last four rounds of the Division II team championships will be played in Orlando from May 11-16, part of a historic combined championships that will see all three divisions compete for men's and women's titles at the same site for the first time.
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Both top seeds in the South Region will come into NCAA play undefeated: Sunshine State Conference women's champion Barry University enters the tournament at 22-0, while Gulf South Conference men's champion Valdosta State University is 17-0.
Barry's Lady Bucaneers, in fact, are currently in possession of one of the most impressive streaks in college sports at all levels: They've won 84 straight matches, are the five-time defending national champions, and have won seven national titles overall. They've qualified for the NCAA tournament 30 times since 1991.
Barry's men's team, winner of the last three national crowns, are seeded No. 3 in the South Region. Columbus State, Hawaii-Pacific and West Florida, who've joined Barry in winning national titles over the last 10 years, are also in the field.
Division II is the first of the three NCAA divisions to begin postseason play this year, with Divisions I and III to follow beginning next week.
Tickets for the Division I NCAA Championships are on sale now. Click here to visit the NCAA Championships hub at the USTA National Campus website to purchase tickets and for further information about the tournament.