INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Committee has selected the teams and 16 first- and second-round sites of the 2004 NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships.
The 16 first- and second-round tournaments will be conducted May 7-9, with the winner of each first- and second-round tournament advancing to the finals in Altamonte Springs, Florida, with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Sunshine State Conference and Rollins College serving as co-hosts, May 12-15. The men's championships are part of the NCAA Division II National Championships Festival, which will feature six Division II championships.
The championships consist of a 16-team single elimination tournament. Each of the following eight regions will conduct two first- and second-round tournaments: East, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, South, Great Lakes, Central, North Central and West. The selection of teams for the championships is based on prescribed criteria listed in the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Championships Handbook and approved by the NCAA Division II Championships Committee.
Information pertaining to teams, dates and sites is included on the attached bracket.
Seventeen conferences receive automatic qualification into the 2004 men's championships. Each conference and its automatic qualifier is listed below:
Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference - Anderson College (South Carolina)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association - Johnson C. Smith University
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Northwood University
Great Lakes Valley Conference - Northern Kentucky University
Gulf South Conference - Valdosta State University
Heartland Conference - Drury University
Lone Star Conference - Abilene Christian University
New York Collegiate Athletic Conference - Dowling College
Northeast-10 Conference - Assumption College
Pacific West Conference - Hawaii Pacific University
Peach Belt Conference - University of North Florida
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Sunshine State Conference - Rollins College
South Atlantic Conference - Presbyterian College
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Tuskegee University
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - West Liberty State College
In the 2003 championships, Brigham Young University, Hawaii, defeated Hawaii Pacific University, 5-4, for its second consecutive championship title.
For more information regarding the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships, log on to www.ncaasports.com.