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There will be a lot more than just tennis at NCAA championships

 

By Brian Risso

Stanford Sports Information

The next two weeks are truly a tennis lover's dream, with no shortage of riveting team and individual matches on tap at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

However, in addition to those matches, there are several other special events, activities and banquets scheduled to take place over the next 14 days at the NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championships.

Here is a complete listing of those events:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Men's and Women's Team Welcome Banquet

Student-athletes and coaches from the participating men's and women's teams will gather for a pre-tournament welcome banquet to be held at Maples Pavilion. Included in the festivities will be the presentation of the NCAA Elite 88 Awards, given to two student-athletes (one male, one female) with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships. Last year's winners were Stanford's Greg Hirshman and Notre Dame's Colleen Rielley.

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Men's Team Round of 16

9 a.m. -- Taube South - No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 11 Duke

9 a.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 California

12 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Kentucky

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 2 USC vs. No. 15 Georgia Tech

3 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 UCLA

3 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 4 Ohio State vs. Tulsa

6 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 1 Virginia vs. Illinois

6 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 8 Stanford vs. No. 9 Texas A&M

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Daniel Maya - Flamenco guitar) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent located is open from 4:30-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Women's Team Round of 16

9 a.m. -- Taube South - No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Virginia

9 a.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 3 Duke vs. No. 14 Georgia Tech

12 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 7 Miami vs. No. 10 Michigan

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 Clemson

3 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 5 Baylor vs. SMU

3 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 4 North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt

6 p.m. -- Taube South - No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 9 California

6 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 16 Northwestern

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Brian Wachhorst - Americana guitar) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 4:30-8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Men's Team Quarterfinals

12 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

USTA College Day Seminar

This event is open to all high school and junior tennis players, their parents and coaches who are interested in learning more about all the opportunities that exist in college tennis. Learn more about the recruiting process, important recruiting rules, what coaches are looking for and what to expect as you transition to college tennis. The information session and panel discussion runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Kissick Auditorium inside the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family, and includes a USTA Guide to Tennis on College Campuses, refreshments and a ticket to the NCAA quarterfinal matches later that afternoon.

NCAA Tennis Alumni "Play Day"

A social team tennis mixer of former NCAA tennis players is scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Alpine Hills Tennis Club in Portola Valley. The event is open to former Division I tennis student-athletes. Former players from Stanford, USC, UCLA, Cal and other schools have already signed on to play. Feel free to stop by to watch and socialize. If you are interested in playing and/or for more information, contact former Stanford tennis player Stephanie Savides on Facebook or at stephanie.savides@gmail.com.

Play Day On The Farm

Kids ages 6-10 are invited to the Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for a Red/Orange Court "Play Day on the Farm". This low-key round robin event is designed to build confidence in players just beginning match play. Participants also receive a $5 group rate ticket for that day's NCAA Championship matches. For additional information, contact Andrea Barnes at abarnes2@stanford.edu.

Stanford Tennis Alumni Reception

Expected to get underway around 7 p.m., there will be a Stanford Tennis Alumni reception hosted by Craig Johnson at his Woodside home. This event is open to all former Stanford tennis players only. For more information, contact Valerie Wilson McCarthy on Facebook or at valerie_mccarthy@positivecoach.org.

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Ramana Vieira Duo - Portuguese World Music) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 2-7 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Women's Team Quarterfinals

12 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Elliot Kenon Duo - Dixieland) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 2-7 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 23

Men's and Women's Team Semifinals

12 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube South - TBA vs. TBA

4 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - TBA vs. TBA

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Arturo Rasgado - Jazz piano) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 3-7 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Men's and Women's Team Championship Matches

12 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - Men's Final

4 p.m. -- Taube Stadium - Women's Final

Men's and Women's Singles/Doubles Welcome Brunch, ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Awards Ceremony

Student-athletes and coaches on the men's and women's side participating in the individual portion of this year's NCAA Championships will gather for a pre-tournament welcome banquet to be held at McCaw Hall in the Alumni Center. At this time, the ITA will also present its national awards.

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Keith Williams - Bluegrass) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 3-7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Men's and Women's Singles First Round

All matches start at 10 a.m., to be played at both Taube Stadium and Taube South.

ITA Men's Hall of Fame Reunion Luncheon

Open to inductees and former ITA Hall of Fame members, this event will be held from 12-2 p.m. at McCaw Hall in the Alumni Center. This event is closed to the public.

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Brad Bivens - Pop, Jazz and Latin guitar) from 4:30-7 p.m. at McCaw Hall. The VIP Tent is open from 3-7 p.m.

ITA Men's Hall of Fame Dinner

The event will be held at McCaw Hall in the Alumni Center, with a reception getting underway at 6 p.m. and dinner to follow at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. Cost is $50 per person. Checks must be made payable to Intercollegiate Tennis Association, received by May 18 and mailed to the following address:

Tennis Hall of Fame

Attn: Dick Gould

Stanford University

641 E. Campus Dr.

Stanford, CA 94305-6150

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Men's and Women's Singles Second Round

Men's and Women's Doubles First Round

All matches start at 10 a.m., to be played at Taube Stadium and Taube South (across the street).

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Dave Prieto Duo - Urban Jazz) from 4-6 p.m. along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent located is open from 4-7 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Men's and Women's Singles Round of 16

Men's and Women's Doubles Round of 16

All matches start at 10 a.m., to be played at Taube Stadium and Taube South.

Live Music and VIP Tent

Live music (Fred McCarty - Acoustic Americana, roots and country) from 4-6 p.m. at along the main entrance walkway along Campus Drive, next to the Track Heritage pillars. The VIP Tent is open from 4-7 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Men's and Women's Singles Quarterfinals

Men's and Women's Doubles Quarterfinals

All matches start at 12 p.m., to be played at Taube Stadium and Taube South.

VIP Tent

The VIP Tent is open from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Men's and Women's Singles Semifinals

Men's and Women's Doubles Semifinals

All matches start at noon.

VIP Tent

The VIP Tent is open from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 30

Men's and Women's Doubles Championship Matches

Both matches start at 12 p.m. and will be played at Taube Stadium.

Men's and Women's Singles Championship Matches

Both matches start at 2 p.m. and will be played at Taube Stadium.

VIP Tent

The VIP Tent is open from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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