For the first time in the three-hear history of the Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational, eight NCAA Division III squads will be competing, including four UAA teams.
The tournament, a collaboration between the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Intercollegiate Tennis Association, provides student-athletes the unique opportunity of competing on grass courts.
For the 2018 event, which takes place September 14-16, International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin extended his eight invitations to Division III teams, marking the first time teams outside of Division I will compete in the Grass Court Invitational.
Division III Gets This Year's Hall Of Fame Invitation
Four women's teams (Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Emory, and Washington & Lee) and four men's teams (Bowdoin, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Trinity (TX), and Washington University in St. Louis) will take part in the three-day event, held on the historic Bill Talbert Stadium Court and additional grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
Each participating team will take part in flighted singles play on Friday and Saturday, with doubles action slated for Sunday. Match results will count towards a player's overall record and are Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings-eligible.
Below is a look at where all eight participating teams ended the 2018 season in the Oracle ITA Division III National Team Rankings.
Bowdoin (No. 2)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 6)
Trinity (TX) (No. 17)
Washington University in St. Louis (No. 9)
Carnegie Mellon (No. 11)
Chicago (No. 10)
Emory (No. 2)
Washington & Lee (No. 18)
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