College MatchDay will visit Athens twice in the Spring.
Jan. 29, 2014
ATHENS-----College MatchDay, a nationwide series spotlighting college tennis, will visit the University of Georgia this spring, according to an announcement Wednesday by the USTA.
The weekly series will feature 22 matches on 18 campuses, including 10 matches live on ESPN3. The series will come to Athens for the Georgia women's match against Missouri on March 30 and the UGA men's match against Arkansas on April 4. The Missouri match will also be shown on ESPN3, and a fan experience trailer will also be on site. In addition, College MatchDay will be on site for the Georgia-Texas A&M men's match in College Station on Mach 28, and the match will air on ESPN3. The fan experience trailer is a 53-foot, interactive trailer where fans can engage in a number of activities before and during the match.
Each MatchDay that will be live streamed will follow a unique, experimental format, as proposed by an advisory group of NCAA Division I athletic directors. Six singles matches will be played first, and once a team reaches four points and clinches the match, the remaining matches will not be completed. In the case of a 3-3 tie after the singles matches, three doubles matches - played using 10-point super tiebreakers - will be used to determine the winner. The team that wins two of the three doubles matches wins the team match.
All MatchDay dual matches will count toward a team's win-loss record both overall and, if applicable, in conference. For MatchDays that will not be live streamed, the teams will not be held to the same experimental format.
Men's College MatchDay Schedule
#Oklahoma at Florida State (Fri., Feb. 7)
Arkansas at Tulsa (Fri., Feb. 14)
#*Ball State at Notre Dame (Sat., Feb. 22)
Texas at TCU (Sat., March 1)
DePaul at Purdue (Wed., March 5)
#*Pepperdine at Illinois (Fri., March 14)
Howard at North Carolina Central (Sat., March 15)
# * Virginia at Duke (Sun., March 23 )
#*Georgia at Texas A&M (Fri., March 28)
Arkansas at Georgia (Fri., April 4)
Bethune Cookman at Florida A&M (Sat., April 5)
North Carolina State at Virginia (Fri., April 11)
Women's College MatchDay Schedule
#LSU at Florida State (Sat., Feb. 8)
Oregon at Minnesota (Sun., Feb. 16)
North Carolina State at North Carolina (Sun., Feb. 23)
#*Texas A&M at Florida (Fri., Feb. 28)
#%Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (Sun., March 9)
#% Texas A&M at Baylor (Wed., March 19 )
Florida at Alabama (Sun., March 23)
Northwestern at Duke (Wed., March 26)
#*Missouri at Georgia (Sun., March 30)
Nebraska at Illinois (Sun., April 13)
# Indicates match will be delivered on ESPN3
% Indicates ESPN3 delivery pending
* Denotes Fan Experience trailer will be on site.