Pepperdine Tennis Teams Commit to 2018 ITA Kick-Off Weekend Locations
The women will host one of the locations in Malibu.
MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine men’s and women’s tennis teams committed to the 2018 ITA Kick-Off Weekend locations set for January 26-29, 2018, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Friday morning. The women will host the tournament in Malibu, while the men will travel to Gainesville at the Florida-hosted site.
The ITA Kick-Off Weekend has 15 separate site locations and the 15 schools that win both of the matches at these events will be invited to play in the Feb. 9-12, 2018 ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin.
The No. 1 team in each site will face the No. 4 team, while the No. 2 team will face the No. 3 team. Two matches are guaranteed with the winners/losers facing each other on the second day of competition.
On the women’s side Pepperdine will host the event at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, and as the Waves are ranked No. 8 in the final 2016 Oracle/ITA rankings, the team will be the top seed of the field of four. Also invited to Malibu to open the new season are No. 38 Oregon (No. 2 seed), No. 40 Rice (No. 3 seed) and Maryland (No. 4 seed).
On the men’s side, the Waves will play at No. 14-ranked and top-seeded Florida as the No. 3 seeded squad of the four teams. The weekend will be held in Gainesville, Fla. at the University of Florida. Also in attendance will be No. 23 South Florida (No. 2 seed) and South Alabama (No. 4 seed).
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