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									            NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS
                        ANNUAL REPORT
                                                     DECEMBER 2008
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee is providing this information to outline key actions taken by the
committee during the past year as well as dates and information for the upcoming year. If you have questions regarding this
information, please contact a member of the committee or NCAA championship managers Melissa Lehman (mlehman@ncaa.org;
phone: 317/917-6929) or Carol A. Reep (careep@ncaa.org; phone: 317/917-6678)


1.   2008-09 Committee Members.                                       Jason Hayes                       Southwest Region
                                                                      Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
     Sybil Blalock, chair                   Southeast Region          Southeastern Louisiana University
     Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA                           Term expires September 2011
     Mercer University
     Term expires September 2010                                      Beth Goode                                West Region
                                                                      Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA
     Cathy Beene                            Southeast Region          Stanford University
     Associate Athletic Director/SWA                                  Term expires September 2011
     Georgia Southern University
     Term expires September 2012                                      Jamie Sanchez                             West Region
                                                                      Head Women’s Tennis Coach
     Doug Knuth                               Central Region          Loyola Marymount University
     Associate Athletic Director                                      Term expires September 2010
     University of Utah
     Term expires September 2011                                 2.   2008-09 Sponsorship Including Provisional Members
                                                                      (indicates change from 2007-08 sponsorship numbers)
     Jason Lewis                              Central Region
     Associate Athletic Director                                                         Men         Women
     Oklahoma State University                                            Division I     258 (-2)    311 (+3)
     Term expires September 2011                                          Division II    168 (0)     220 (0)
                                                                          Division III   325 (+17)   371 (+6)
     Karin Lee                               Midwest Region               Total          751         902
     Associate Athletic Director/SWA
     Ball State University                                       3.   2009 Automatic Qualification. The following 31
     Term expires September 2012                                      conferences qualified for the automatic qualification
                                                                      process for both the men’s and women’s team and
     Jason Suscha                        Midwest Region               individual championships:
     Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
     Butler University                                                Conference
     Term expires September 2009                                         America East Conference
                                                                         Atlantic Coast Conference
     Gary Glassman                               East Region             Atlantic Sun Conference
     Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach                                 Atlantic 10 Conference
     Stony Brook University                                              Big East Conference
     Term expires September 2009                                         Big Sky Conference
                                                                         Big South Conference
     Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods                     East Region             Big Ten Conference
     Head Women’s Tennis Coach                                           Big 12 Conference
     Virginia Tech University                                            Big West Conference
     Term expires September 2012                                         Colonial Athletic Association
                                                                         Conference USA
     Callie Hubbell                          Southwest Region
                                                                         Horizon League
     Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services
                                                                         Ivy Group
     Conference USA
                                                                         Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
     Term expires September 2012
                                                                         Mid-American Conference
                                                                         Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
                                                                         Missouri Valley Conference
                                                                         Mountain West Conference
                                                                         Northeast Conference
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         Ohio Valley Conference                                         Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15 or
         Pacific-10 Conference                                          15-16.
         Patriot League                                             Finals – Site TBA
         Southeastern Conference                                      Women’s Championships
         Southern Conference                                            Thursday-Tuesday,        May        20-25—Team
         Southland Conference                                           Championship.
         Southwestern Athletic Conference                               Wednesday-Monday, May 26-31—Singles and
         Summit League                                                  Doubles Championships.
         Sun Belt Conference                                          Men’s Championships
         West Coast Conference                                          Friday-Tuesday, May 21-25—Team Championship.
         Western Athletic Conference.                                   Wednesday-Monday, May 26-31—Singles and
                                                                        Doubles Championships.
4.   2008 Championships.
     Women’s Team Champion: University of California, Los
                                                               7.   Date Formula. One championship team Round of 16
     Angeles.
                                                                    begins the Thursday, 11 days before Memorial Day and
                                                                    the second championship team Round of 16 begins the
     Women’s Singles Champion:        Amanda     McDowell,
                                                                    Friday, 10 days before Memorial Day. The championship
     Georgia Tech University
                                                                    that plays its round of 16 on Thursday will play its
                                                                    quarterfinals on Saturday, semis on Monday and finals on
     Women’s Doubles Champions: Tracey Lin and Riza
                                                                    Tuesday. The championship that begins its round of 16
     Zalameda, University of California, Los Angeles.
                                                                    on Friday will play its quarterfinals on Sunday, semis on
                                                                    Monday and finals on Tuesday.              The individual
     Men’s Team Champion: University of Georgia
                                                                    championships will begin on Wednesday, the day
                                                                    following the team finals.
     Men’s Singles Champion:         Somdev     Devvarman,
     University of Virginia                                         First- and second-round play begins the weekend before
                                                                    the quarterfinals (Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday).
     Men’s Doubles Champions: Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t
     Hof, University of Southern California                    8.   Bids for Future Championships Finals. The Division I
                                                                    Tennis Committee accepted bids during Fall 2008 for
5.   2009 Championships.                                            potential future final site championships hosts for 2010,
                                                                    2011 and 2012. Submitted bids are being reviewed and
     First and Second Rounds – Sites TBA
                                                                    future championships hosts for the designated years above
       Men’s Championships
                                                                    will be announced in early 2009. Questions regarding
         Friday-Saturday, May 8-9
                                                                    hosting the championships finals should be addressed to
       Women’s Championships
                                                                    either one of the NCAA championships managers:
        Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9 or 9-10.
                                                                    Melissa Lehman (mlehman@ncaa.org; phone: 317/917-
     Finals – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas          6929) or Carol A. Reep (careep@ncaa.org; phone:
       Men’s Championships                                          317/917-6678.)
         Thursday-Tuesday,         May        14-19—Team
         Championship.
         Wednesday-Monday, May 20-25—Singles and               9.   NEW!! Effective for the 2009 Division I Tennis
         Doubles Championships                                      Championships .
       Women’s Championships
         Friday-Tuesday, May 15-19—Team Championship.               Extra Duty Tennis Balls: The Wilson U.S. Open extra
         Wednesday-Monday, May 20-25—Singles and                    duty ball will once again be used for both the men’s and
         Doubles Championships.                                     women’s championships.

6.   2010 Championships.                                            First-and Second-Round Sites:
                                                                    Match Schedules and Format. Host institutions will play
     First and Second Rounds – Sites TBA                            the second match in their first round of competition,
       Women’s Championships
                                                                    regardless of it being a single gender or dual gender site.
          Friday-Saturday, May 14-15
       Men’s Championships
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   For those sites that do not have indoor backup (consisting             Finals site: The 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams
   of a minimum of three covered courts) within a 30-mile                 advancing to the finals site will be assigned lodging by the
   radius of the outdoor competition facility they must                   committee. If an institution prefers to stay in another
   adhere to the following time schedule:                                 hotel, the institution must (1) obtain a release of the rooms
                                                                          in writing from the hotel’s general manager or (2) utilize
   If hosting a single gender site, the first rounds must be              the rooms for persons accompanying the official travel
   played at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., or 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The                party. Institutions failing to stay at their assigned hotels
   second rounds must be played at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1              are financially responsible to the assigned facility for a
   p.m., or 2 p.m.                                                        minimum of three nights.
                                                                          Warm-up with Opponent. During the team match
   If hosting a dual gender site, the matches on day one must
                                                                          portion only of the championships, warm-up with your
   be played at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., or 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
                                                                          opponent will be a maximum of three minutes.
   Day two matches must be played at 9 a.m., noon and 3
   p.m. Day three matches must be played at either noon, 1
                                                                          Selection Criteria. The primary criteria for including
   p.m. or 2 p.m.
                                                                          ―wins versus teams (or individuals) already selected at
                                                                          time of consideration‖ has been modified as follows:
   If a site does not have the prescribed number of indoor
   courts and is hosting a single gender site, the site must
   play on Friday/Saturday.                                                        Wins versus the top 50 teams in the ITA
                                                                                   rankings.
   Social Event/Banquet. Each preliminary round host site                          Wins versus the top 60 singles players in the ITA
   will be required to conduct a social event/banquet for the                      rankings for eligible/entered singles players.
   participating teams at their respective site. Additionally, it                  Wins versus the top 30 doubles teams in the ITA
   is mandatory that all teams competing at the site attend the                    rankings for entered/eligible doubles teams.
   social event/reception. It will be the responsibility of the
   host institution to notify each participating team of the              Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings will be
   format of the social event/banquet.                                    used to make this determination based on all team results
                                                                          during the regular spring season, and individual results
   Practice Days. At all rounds of competition, teams will be             (singles/doubles) in collegiate matches played from
   allowed two days of practice on the competition courts prior           September 7 or the institution’s first day of classes,
   to their first round matches.                                          whichever is earlier through the day prior to selections.

   Lodging - First- and Second-Round/Finals Site. The                     Selection Procedure. That a student-athlete who is
   committee has added the following language to the area of              ranked in the ITA Top 60 for entered/eligible doubles
   lodging for visiting teams at first- and second-round, and             teams with two different partners would have the ability to
   final host sites.                                                      be selected in the doubles draw with the other partner as
                                                                          an alternate.
   First- and second-round sites: Participating institutions
   are responsible for the rooms reserved by the NCAA and             10. Lineup Form. The Division I Tennis Committee has
   host institutions. If an institution prefers to stay in another        approved online submission of lineup forms for the 2009
   hotel, the institution must (1) obtain a release of the rooms          championships. Hard copies of the lineup forms are no
   in writing from the hotel’s general manager or (2) utilize             longer sent to institutions. Access to the online lineup
   the rooms for persons accompanying the official travel                 forms will be through the ITA Web site used for score
   party. In either case, if the institution fails to make                reporting      or      the      NCAA        Web      site
   satisfactory arrangements at the assigned hotel, it will be            (http://web1.ncaa.org/tennis/exec/login) and will require
   charged for the first night’s room charges even if it fails to         the same institutional password used for the score-
   utilize those rooms. The tournament manager of the host                reporting process.
   institution is to be advised of the plans of each visiting
   institution not later than prior to the first day of practice at       All automatic-qualifying teams and any team desiring
   the host site.                                                         consideration for at-large selection to the championships
                                                                          are required to submit the official online NCAA lineup
                                                                          form to the NCAA not later than 1 p.m. (Eastern time),
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   Monday, April 27, 2009. Any lineup form received after             the coaches meeting before the start of competition must
   1 p.m. (Eastern time) and before 6 p.m. (Eastern time)             consist of only eight players total (including doubles
   Monday, April 27, 2009, is subject to a fine of up to $300         specialists). For first- and second-round play, coaches
   as determined by the tennis committee. Institutions may            only have access to the eight players on the lineup card
   not enter a team following the 6 p.m. (Eastern time)               submitted before the first-round contest.
   deadline and institutions missing the 6 p.m. deadline will
   not be selected to the championships. The committee may            For the 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams traveling to the
   entertain appeals to the established lineup submission             championships site, coaches will only have access to the
   deadlines to review extenuating circumstances.                     eight players on the lineup card submitted before the
                                                                      round-of-16 competition.
   The lineup form for 2009 includes space to list a
   maximum of 15 team members physically able and                 11. Entering the Individual Championships. The Division
   eligible to play. As such:                                         I Tennis Committee has eliminated the lineup form for the
                                                                      individual championships. The committee will review any
   • When a coach lists his/her 15 student-athletes, he/she           singles players or doubles teams in the ITA rankings as
   is confirming that all of the 15 student-athletes may have         possible at-large selections. There is no need for a coach
   the opportunity to play in the NCAA championships.                 to indicate on the team lineup form which individuals
   • All 15 student-athletes may travel to the                        he/she would like for the committee to consider.
   championship events.                                               However, if a coach wishes to have a player(s) or doubles
                                                                      team(s) not be considered for selection, the
   • All 15 must be physically able and eligible to play.
                                                                      championships managers (Melissa Lehman – men’s, Carol
   Student-athletes injured to the point of not being able to
                                                                      A. Reep – women’s) must be notified prior to April 27.
   play (e.g., broken bones, etc.) or student-athletes who
   have been declared as redshirts or student-athletes who
                                                                  12. Minimum Matches for Selection. The tennis committee
   are not eligible for NCAA, conference or institutional
                                                                      has established a minimum number of completed matches
   reasons, cannot be listed on the lineup form and cannot
                                                                      for selection into the singles and doubles championships.
   travel to the championship events.
                                                                      Student-athletes selected for the singles championships,
   • Only eight of these 15 student-athletes may play in              both automatic and at-large selections, must have a record
   the first- and second-rounds of competition. These eight           of a minimum of 13 completed singles matches during the
   are designated at the coaches meeting the day prior to the         year at the institution which the athlete will represent at
   start of competition.                                              the NCAA championships. Doubles teams selected for
   • For first- and second-round competition, institutions            the doubles championships, both automatic and at-large
   are not reimbursed by the NCAA for any expenses (no                selections, must have a record of a minimum of 10
   change from previous years.)                                       completed doubles matches, with the same partner during
   • Teams that win second-round matches and advance to               the season at the institution which the team will represent
   the championship site will designate at the coaches                during the NCAA championships. The committee may
   meeting the day prior to the start of the round of 16, eight       entertain appeals to the minimum match number to review
   student-athletes who will play in the round of 16 through          extenuating circumstances.
   the team championship finals. These eight student-
   athletes can be different from the eight that played in the    13. Selection Criteria.        Using Intercollegiate Tennis
   first- and second-rounds, as long as they were on the              Association (ITA) rankings as a guide, the following
   original list of 15 student-athletes on the team’s lineup          criteria will be used to select and seed teams and
   form.                                                              individuals to participate in the championships (in
   • The NCAA will reimburse each institution advancing               addition to or including those listed in Bylaw 31 [won-lost
   to the championships site for a maximum of eight student-          record, strength of schedule and eligibility/availability of
   athletes (and a total travel party of 13 individuals.) The         student-athletes]):
   institution bears the cost if the decision is made to take
   any additional members of the original 15 members listed           a.   Strength-of-schedule – ITA Rankings. The NCAA
   on the lineup form to the championship site.                            Division I Championships/Sports Management
                                                                           Cabinet       (formerly    known       as     the
   Coaches must list all student-athletes in order of singles-             Championships/Competition Cabinet) has approved
   play strength, including any doubles specialists, on the                the following strength-of-schedule definition for
   lineup form. The lineup that is presented to the referee at             Division I tennis: The ITA rankings, based on all
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        team results during the regular spring season, will be     completed matches for selection. Student-athletes selected
        used to represent a combination of four categories         for the singles championships, both automatic and at-large
        (won-lost record or percentage, strength of schedule,      selections, must have results for a minimum of 13
        significant wins and significant losses). Higher-          completed singles matches during the year at the
        ranked teams (or individuals) will be awarded a            institution which the student-athlete will represent at the
        specific number of points based on their percentage        NCAA championships. Doubles teams selected for the
        difference (using the rankings’ average point-per-         doubles championships, both automatic and at-large
        match formula) over the team (or individuals) they         selections, must have results for a minimum of 10
        are being compared with in the selection and seeding       completed doubles matches with the same partner during
        process. Points will be awarded on the following           the year at the institution which the team will represent at
        scale:                                                     the NCAA championships. The committee may entertain
        1 point—If higher-ranked team’s (or individual’s)          appeals to the minimum match number to review
          average is 1-10 percent greater than the lower-          extenuating circumstances.
          ranked team’s (or individual’s) average
        2 points—If higher-ranked team’s (or individual’s)         SEEDING. The Division I Tennis Committee will seed
          average is 10.1-20 percent greater than the lower-       teams and individuals using the selection criteria,
          ranked team’s (or individual’s) average                  excluding the ―wins versus teams (or individuals) already
                                                                   selected‖ criterion. The team selection criterion includes
        3 points—If higher-ranked team’s (or individual’s)
                                                                   a review of team results obtained beginning January 1,
          average is 20.1 percent greater than the lower-
                                                                   2009 through April 26, 2009. The individual selection
          ranked team’s (or individual’s) average
                                                                   criteria includes a review of individual results obtained
                                                                   beginning September 7, 2008 (or the first day of classes,
        Wins versus teams (or individuals) already selected at     whichever is earliest), through April 26, 2009.
        time of consideration. A one-point margin is
        sufficient enough to win the category. The committee       The committee will seed teams 1-16 in order. Numbers
        will award a maximum of two points for defeating the       17-32 will be banded in order. Numbers 33-48 will be
        same opponent multiple times. This criteria is not         banded alphabetically as a group of 16. Numbers 49-64
        used for seeding teams or individuals.                     will be banded alphabetically as a group of 16. Teams
                                                                   will not be re-seeded after the first and second rounds.
   b.   Head-to-head competition. This is a one-on-one
        direct comparison between two teams (or                    For the individual championships, the committee will seed
        individuals). The committee will award a maximum           the top eight singles players in order and place the next
        of two points for defeating the same opponent two or       eight alphabetically. For the double championship, the
        more times.                                                committee will seed the top four teams in order, based on
                                                                   the selection criteria, and place the next four doubles
                                                                   teams alphabetically by institution.
   c.   Results versus common opponents. Other than in
        cases in which the common opponent analysis is clear       PAIRINGS. The committee will start with the Number 1
        cut (each team or individual has played a common           seed and pair it with any team in the 17-32 band, starting
        opponent with one team or individual winning and           at the bottom of the group of 16 teams taking into
        one team or individual losing), the committee will         consideration geographical proximity. In other words, the
        look very closely at the comparison before deciding        process begins by examining the top-seeded team with the
        whether one team or individual has demonstrated a          Number 32 seed. If the Number 32 seed is not a logical
        higher level of play versus a common opponent.             geographical partner for the Number 1 seed, the
                                                                   committee will review the next team (Number 31). This
   d.   Tiebreakers. If after the analysis described above,        process will continue until each of the Top-16 seeds are
        two teams (or individuals) are still tied, the committee   paired with a team seeded 17-32. Based on geographical
        will break the tie by using the following criteria (in     proximity, teams banded 33-48 and 49-64 are then added
        order): head-to-head competition, strength of              to each pair of higher-seeded teams to complete the four-
        schedule - ITA rankings.                                   team regional match-ups. Conference opponents do not
                                                                   play each other in the first round.
   In addition, for the singles and doubles championships,
   the committee has established a minimum number of
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    NOTE: Per NCAA Division I Bylaw 31.1.3.2.5, in                            selected on an at-large basis. For conferences with
    championships that do not generate revenue, pairings shall                more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60,
    be based primarily on the teams’ geographical proximity                   the committee will apply the NCAA selection criteria
    to one another, regardless of their region, in order to avoid             to determine which doubles team is the automatic
    air travel in preliminary rounds whenever possible.                       qualifier from those conferences. For both automatic
    Teams’ seeding relative to one another may be taken into                  and at-large berths, doubles teams must have results
    consideration when establishing pairings if such a pairing                from a minimum of 10 completed matches with the
    does not result in air travel that otherwise could be                     same partner during the year at the institution which
    avoided. The committee will use the distance of 400                       the team will represent in the NCAA championships.
    miles to determine when a flight would be necessary.                      The committee may entertain appeals to the minimum
                                                                              match number to review extenuating circumstances.
14. Selection Procedures.                                               In the singles and doubles championships, in case of
    Team championship.           Thirty-one (31) conference             injury, illness or extenuating circumstances before the
       champions will receive automatic qualification into the          opening round, alternates selected by the committees shall
       team championship with the remaining 33 teams                    be substituted in numbered order if available. The
       selected on an at-large basis. In the event that one or          substitution of alternates will be dictated by the maximum
       more teams decline an invitation, an alternate team(s)           field size. If an athlete withdraws immediately before the
       will be selected. The tennis committee will convene              start of the championships and the next alternate on the
       April 27-29 to select the at-large teams and seed and            list is not on site, the committees may select a player(s)
       pair teams into the championship. The committee                  from those available at the championships site in order to
       compares team vs. team using the selection criteria to           fill the bracket.
       make the selections and seeds. The data used during              The committees will consider individual results in
       selections are provided through the institutional results        collegiate match play from September 7, 2008 (or the first
       reporting process (see Lineup Form).                             day of classes at the institution, whichever is earlier, see
       The committee will consider team results in collegiate           Bylaw 17.24.3), through April 26, 2009. Doubles results
       match play from January 1, 2009, through April 26,               of pro-set matches should be included in doubles records
       2009.                                                            and will be considered for selection purposes.
    Individual championships. Automatic qualifiers for
                                                                    15. First- and Second-Round Site Selections
        singles and doubles will be awarded according to
        conference affiliation adhering to the following                The Division I Tennis Committee will select the first- and
        process:                                                        second-round sites from the pool of institutions that have
                                                                        completed the facility evaluation and key contact forms.
         Singles: Automatic qualification into the Division I
                                                                        Bylaw 31.1.3 prescribes the five primary criteria in site
        singles championships will be awarded to any
                                                                        selection:
        conference with one or more eligible singles players
        ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association                • Quality and availability of facility and other necessary
        (ITA) Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players.                  accommodations;
        For conferences with more than one singles player               • Revenue potential;
        within the ITA Top 125, the committee will apply the            • Attendance history and potential;
        NCAA selection criteria to determine which athlete is           • Geographical location; and
        the automatic qualifier from those conferences. The
                                                                        • Championships operating costs.
        remaining individual berths will be selected on an at-
        large basis. For both automatic and at-large berths,
                                                                        Regions are no longer guaranteed of having a preliminary-
        athletes must have results from a minimum of 13
                                                                        round host site. In keeping with the Division I philosophy
        completed singles matches at the institution which
                                                                        that top-seeded teams should be allowed the opportunity
        they will represent in the NCAA championships. The
                                                                        to host preliminary-round competition, any Top 16-seeded
        committee may entertain appeals to the minimum
                                                                        institution that has submitted the necessary paperwork to
        match number to review extenuating circumstances.
                                                                        host and meets the minimum criteria established by the
         Doubles: Automatic qualification into the Division I           committee for hosting, then that institution should be
        doubles championships will be awarded to any                    able to serve as host. If a No. 1-16 seed has not
        conference with one or more eligible doubles teams              submitted the necessary paperwork to host first- and
        ranked in the ITA Top 60 entered/eligible doubles               second-round competition or does not meet the facility
        teams. The remaining doubles team berths will be
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   requirements as outlined by the committee, then the                      Failure to secure the minimum number of rooms for
   committee will select an unseeded institution to host,                   visiting teams may result in a fine ($300) and could
   based on the general site selection criteria. Institutions are           jeopardize your selection as a host in the future.
   encouraged to submit bids to host first- and second-round
   competition even if they are not among the highest-seeded        16. Additional Host Requirements. In an effort to enhance
   teams.                                                               the student-athlete experience at the first- and second-
                                                                        round sites of competition, the tennis committee has
   Each institution interested in hosting first- and second-            implemented the following additional requirements for
   round competition, regardless of seed, must complete and             hosting:
   submit an online facility evaluation form not later than
                                                                             The committee requires that hosts conduct a social
   Tuesday, April 21. Instructions on how to access and
                                                                             event/banquet for participating teams the night prior
   submit the form were sent to directors of athletics. Hard
                                                                             to competition, and all participating teams are
   copies of the form no longer will be distributed. Only
                                                                             required to attend the event.
   institutions that complete and submit the facility
   evaluation and key contact forms will be considered for               • Hosts shall have an official greeting/welcome to the
   first- and second-round host opportunities, including the                 team during the social event.
   top-seeded teams.                                                     • Hosts shall provide a players’ lounge area with
                                                                             refreshments.
   It is not necessary to complete a proposed budget form for             • Hosts shall provide either a digital copy or hard copy
   first- and second-round competition. Each first- and                      (minimum of 5x7) team photo memento for every
   second-round host will receive a $4,500 stipend if they                   member of the travel party. An NCAA banner should
   host men or women’s competition and an $8,000 stipend                     be visible in the background of the photo.
   if they host both the men’s and women’s tournaments.                  • Hosts shall ensure that Event 1 merchandise is
                                                                             displayed appropriately.
   Please note that the committee has adopted the following              • Hosts shall ensure NCAA signage is displayed
   recommendations for first- and second-round host sites:                   properly.
    • Minimum of six hard-surface, quality courts of                     • Hosts shall follow protocol provided by the NCAA
       similar speed and surface with umpires’ chairs;                       for the introduction of players.
    • Adequate number of practice courts of same or
       similar surface to the competition courts near the           17. Annual Meetings. The tennis committee's 2009 annual
       competition site;                                                meeting will take place July 6-9 in Indianapolis. The next
    • Availability of backup indoor site (if appropriate for            Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet
       your region, consisting of a minimum of three                    meeting will take place February 17-18, 2009.
       covered courts);
    • Appropriate seating for estimated attendance;
                                                                                             # # # # #
    • Minimum of six USTA-certified umpires plus one
       head referee;
    • Adequate training facilities and medical personnel on
       site at all times;
    • Tournament director (other than the institution’s head
       coach) and appropriate game management personnel;
    • Two squeegees and two blowers available at each
       competition court;
    • Hotels (22 for single gender sites and 43 for dual-
       gender sites) secured 30 miles or 30 minutes,
       whichever is less, from the competition site; and
    • Hosts must fax a letter of agreement between the host
       and the team hotel(s) to the NCAA stating that rooms         NCAA/11/27/08/CAR:pjw
       are being held. Failure to provide the letter of
       agreement may jeopardize your selection as a host.

								
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