HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s tennis is heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to play Oregon at TCU.
The Big Green and the Ducks will face off on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. EST at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The winner of that match will take on the winner of TCU/Utah State the following afternoon.
This will be the Big Green’s second team appearance in the last three seasons, having last made it in 2015-16. After going 18-9 that season, Dartmouth earned an at-large bid, falling to Tulane in the first round. Prior to that, it had been 20 years since the team had last made it to the post-season.
“We’re excited to be back in the tournament,” head coach Chris Drake said. “TCU is a great place to play. We have been a few times before and they always do a great job hosting. We know Oregon is a tough team and will be a big challenge for us, but we’re excited to start preparations to play well in Texas in a week and a half.”
The 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 also 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.
Oregon enters the championship with a 17-9 mark after seeing its regular season end with a 4-0 loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament last weekend. The 35th-ranked Ducks will be making their third straight appearance in the national championship event.
The only other Ivy League teams to make it to the post-season are Columbia, which will face Monmouth, and Harvard, which will take on Oklahoma State.