Brackets revealed for 2023 NCAA Division I Championships ahead of return to Orlando

Arthur Kapetanakis | May 02, 2023

The field is set for the 2023 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships after 64 teams were placed in each tournament draw on Monday evening. For the third time since 2019, the final stages of both events will take place at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.


Thirty-one conferences received automatic bids in both the men's and women's brackets, with the rest of the fields announced in Monday's selection shows.

The tournament action will begin on May 5, with super-regional competitions on May 12 and May 13 ultimately deciding the eight teams from each draw that will make the trip to Lake Nona to battle for the title.


Adding to the significance of the post-season finale is the historic nature of the event in Orlando. For the first time in NCAA tennis history, the national championships for all three divisions will be held at the same site.


Read more at usta.comUSTA National Campus set to host historic combined NCAA Championships in May


The two-time defending women's champions from the University of Texas, who won the first of their back-to-back titles in 2021 at the National Campus, are seeded eighth this year and meet Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the first round.

Photo by Manuela Davies/USTA.

The Longhorns could face top seeds and ITA National Indoors champions North Carolina in the quarterfinals in Orlando, with a potential Sweet 16 matchup against ninth seeds Pepperdine before that. Texas defeated Pepperdine, 4-3, in an epic 2021 final to claim its first NCAA title since 1995.


No. 2 seeds Texas A&M, No. 3 North Carolina State and No. 4 Georgia round out the top seeds in each quarter.


The Texas men, 2019 champions in Orlando, are the top seeds in the men's bracket despite a defeat to Texas Christian University in the Big 12 tournament final. TCU earned the second seed, with Big Ten champs Ohio State slotting in at No. 3 and SEC tournament winners Kentucky at No. 4. 

The University of Virginia, defending champions on the men's side, are seeded fifth. The Cavaliers open against Navy and could meet No. 12 Duke in the Sweet 16.


See the full brackets: NCAA D1 Men | NCAA D1 Women


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.

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