NCAA First Round
No. 27 Dartmouth (20-5) vs. No. 33 Oregon (17-9)
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas (TCU) – Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center
All-Time Series: First Meeting
For the third time in program history and the second time in the past three seasons, the No. 27 Dartmouth men’s tennis team is NCAA bound, heading to Texas for its first-round match against No. 33 Oregon on Saturday.
The Big Green ended the regular season with an overall record of 20-5, which is their fewest losses since an 18-4 season in 2012. They went 6-1 in Ivy League play, winning their first conference title since 1997. Columbia, which also ended the season with a 6-1 mark, earned a share, but it was Dartmouth that won the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament due to its win over the Lions on April 15. Columbia earned an at-large bid and will take on Monmouth, while Harvard was the third conference team to make it and will face Oklahoma State.
Four members of the team received post-season awards from the Ivy League. For the second time in the past three seasons, Chris Drake was named Coach of the Year. Charlie Broom and David Horneffer were named first team All-Ivy for both singles and doubles, while Dan Martin was selected to the second team for singles.
The Ducks enter the championship with a 17-9 mark after seeing their regular season end with a 4-0 loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament. Oregon will be making its third straight appearance in the national championship event. The Ducks were eliminated in the second round in both 2016 and 2017.
The first and second rounds will be held from May 12-13 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas. After the Dartmouth/Oregon match at 11 a.m. (EST), host and fourth-ranked TCU will take on Utah State at 2 p.m.. The winners of both matches will play in the second round at 2 p.m. on Sunday, while the winner of that match will advance to the Round of 16 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youths. One ticket is good for both first-round matches.