COLLEGIATE WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

2022 National Championships: April 13-16 - Orlando, FL

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2022 Competitors

Eastern Washington University

Auburn University

University of Alabama

Clemson University

Jefferson State Community College

University of Houston

University of Michigan

Michigan State University

San Diego State University

University of Arizona *

University of Virginia *

University of Alabama Huntsville * 

Schools marked with a * are competing as individuals rather than teams.

Individual Singles Competition

Description: There will be a three-tier system for individual play. Coaches will select which division each athlete will compete. A school may have more than one (1) player competing in a given division. The commissioner has the right to move players if the selected division does not represent the players ability. At the conclusion of play, an individual national champion will be crowned for Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

Singles Tiers 

  • 1 (ITF Open & USTA A)
  • 2 (USTA B & C)
  • 3 (USTA C & D)

Format: 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the third - no ad scoring*

* - Subject to change based on player numbers and any inclement weather.

Team Competition

The team competition will crown a national champion. Only official university or college-sponsored student-athletes and affiliated competitors can compete.

Description: Each team must consist of a minimum of two and maximum of four registered students or affiliated competitors**. Each team must nominate a captain and coach to represent at the mandatory pre-tournament Captain’s meeting. Each team must submit a lineup card to the tournament director 30 minutes prior to team matches. 

Below is a list of eligible team combinations:

  • One (1) part or full-time student and 1 to 3 affiliated competitors* (a maximum of three (3) affiliated competitors)
  • Two (2) part or full-time students and 1 to 2 affiliated competitors 
  • Three (3) or more part or full-time students 

Order of Play: Play will consist of one doubles match followed by two singles matches. The team that wins two of the three matches or more advances. The winning team will be awarded the Team National Championship. The order of play will be as follows:

  1. Doubles Match
  2. Number 1 vs. Number 1
  3. Number 2 vs. Number 2

Format

  • Doubles: 8-game pro set - no ad scoring
  • Singles: 2 out of 3 sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the third - no ad scoring

Coaches will be required to submit their lineup 30 minutes prior to match start.

Affiliated Competitor

Description: A wheelchair tennis player who has both has personal ties to and lives near the university-based wheelchair tennis program. Competitors must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Participate in university-sponsored practice sessions 
  • Have personal or professional ties to the given university (ex. employee, alumni)
  • Have approval to represent the university at the National Championships
  • Plan to aid in the growth and sustainability in the collegiate program

All affiliated competitors must be approved by the commissioner prior to the national tournament.

 

 
 
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