SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The 2019 Summit League Tennis Championships will be hosted Friday and Saturday at the Bernis Duke Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. This is the sixth time in league history that the Golden Eagles have hosted the tennis championships, the last being in 2010.
The women's first semifinal match will begin at 9 a.m. CT Friday with the second semifinal to follow at 12 p.m. CT. The first men's semifinal starts at 3 p.m. CT, while the second is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT. Saturday's championships begin at 10 a.m. CT. with the women's championship and the men's title match to follow at 1 p.m. CT.
Women's Semifinal | Friday, April 26
M1: (1) Denver vs. (4) South Dakota | 9 a.m. CT
M2: (2) North Dakota vs. (3) Omaha | 12 p.m. CT
Men's Semifinal | Friday, April 26
M3: (1) Denver vs. (4) Oral Roberts | 3 p.m. CT
M4: (2) Drake vs. (3) Valparaiso | 6 p.m. CT
Women's Championship | Saturday, April 27
M5: Winner M1 vs. Winner M2 | 10 a.m. CT
Men's Championships | Saturday, April 27
M6: Winner M3 vs. Winner M4 | 1 p.m. CT
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WHAT TO KNOW
- The Denver women look to extend their championship win streak to six this year. The Pioneer women have extended their league-record with its sixth straight regular season title. On the men's side, the Denver men are looking to capture their fifth championship title in six years.
- The North Dakota men are making their first-ever appearance at the Summit League championships and look to become the fourth team in Summit League history to win a men's tournament title in its inaugural season. The feat was achieved by Oral Roberts in 1998, Denver in 2014 and Drake in 2018.
- Denver's Bianca Mok currently ranks #101 headed into the championship. As a team, the Denver women are ranked No. 47 in the nation. Drake was ranked as high as #46 during the season with individuals Tom Hands (64th) and Vinny Gillespie (72nd) also making an appearance in the rankings. Gillespie currently ranks No. 122 heading into the championships.
- The Denver women haven't dropped a single point in a record 10 Summit League Championship matches. The Pioneers have won all ten of their all-time tournament matches by 4-0 scores.
Last Five Men's Champions
Last Five Women's Champions
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.