The time is here! After two weeks of challenging, inspiring and hard-fought collegiate tennis, we are down to the final teams vying to claim the title of NCAA Champion
. During the semi-finals the four mens and womens teams faced on-court challenges and challenges from Mother Nature, with one match experiencing a three-hour rain delay. Hopefully the weather will hold up tomorrow, where Stanford
will take on against Vanderbilt
for the women and the Ohio State
Buckeye men will battle the home team and No. 1 seed Wake Forest
On the women’s side, No.15 Stanford University
Cardinals face off against No. 2 Vanderbilt University
Commodores at 1 PM ET at Wake Forest.
The Stanford women beat out No. 3 ranked Duke University to make it to the center court at Wake Forest. During this championship season, Stanford defeated No. 2 seed North Carolina and No. 7 seed Georgia, with a season record of 27-3. The Cardinals claimed the NCAA Championship title in 2016, coincidentally when they were also the No. 15 seed. The Vanderbilt women are fighting to prove their No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Commodores beat out No. 4 seed Georgia Tech over the weekend in the semis, and hold a 27-3 record this year.
Stanford and Vanderbilt met once this year in February, where Vanderbilt beat Stanford (then the No. 1 seed) 7-0.
Stanford vs Vanderbilt University
As for the men, the home team No. 1 seed Wake Forest
will take on No. 3 Ohio State
at 5 PM ET at Wake Forest.
The 32-4 Buckeyes defeated No. 2 seeded UCLA 4-1 to advance to the final in a nearly seven-hour outdoor match with two weather delays. This was Ohio State’s 22nd consecutive win this season and the fifth meeting between the teams in the NCAA Tournament. Tomorrow marks the second time in program history that the Buckeye men advance to the championship. The No. 1 Wake Forest Deacons defeated No. 5 Texas A&M in a hard-fought 4-3 battle on Monday evening that included one three-hour weather delay, followed by another 50 minute weather delay. Wake Forest is 30-2 this season
This will be the first appearance at the NCAA Championships in program history for Wake Forest (holding the No. 1 seed no less!) and the second in program history for the Buckeyes.
Wake Forest vs Ohio State University
Fans can livestream both matches via the NCAA Championship central website
. We’ll be over here glued to our screens!
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