2004 NEITA Team Championships
May 14-16, 2004

Class "A" Draw
Class "B" Draw
Class "C" Draw
About Seeding and the Draws
Match Format
Logistics


Class "A" Draw

Quarterfinals
(Saturday morning)
Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon)
Final
(Sunday)
Choate Rosemary Hall (#1) 5 Choate Rosemary Hall 4 Choate Rosemary Hall  1
Kent School 0
Top half of the draw played at Choate
Phillips Exeter Academy 4 Phillips Exeter Academy 1
Taft School 2
 
Northfield Mt. Hermon School 0 Groton School  2 Milton Academy 4
Groton School 4
Bottom half of the draw played at NMH  
Avon Old Farms School 0 Milton Academy 4
Milton Academy (#2) 7

Class "B" Draw

Quarterfinals
(Saturday morning)

Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon)
Final
(Sunday)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (#1) 4 BB&N 4 BB&N  4
Westminster School 2
Top half of the draw played at Choate
Greens Farms Academy 0 Brunswick School 3
Brunswick School 4
 
Thayer Academy 4 Thayer Academy 0 St. Paul's School 3
Hopkins School 1
Bottom half of the draw played at St. Paul's
Belmont Hill School 1 St. Paul's School 4
St. Paul's School (#1) 4

Class "C" Draw

Semifinals
(Friday afternoon)
Final
(Saturday afternoon)
Rivers School (#1)     Rivers School  
BYE    
All matches played at Rivers    
Pingree School     Bancroft School  
Bancroft School (#2)    

About Seeding and the Draws

     The Tournament Committee determined tournaments berths and seeding based on the following criteria: 2004 win-loss record, record within class, quality of schedule, head-to-head results, results against common opponents, total number of matches played, meeting the .500 record minimum standard, and any other available information.

     In accordance with ITA and USTA rules, as found in the publication Friend At Court, a tournament may seed one team for every four entered and place one additional team per four entered. Placed teams were assigned to the top and bottom halves of the draw at random and unseeded teams were assigned the remaining slots in the draw by random lot.


Match Format

     In the team tournament, all team matches are played using the 7-point intercollegiate format, consisting of three doubles pro-sets collectively worth one point followed by six best-of-three-sets singles matches each worth a point. Once the doubles point is decided, teams should commence singles play within ten minutes, abandoning the final doubles pro-set, if necessary. Once the team result is decided, the remaining singles matches may be abandoned. For more information about this format, click here.

Logistics

Tennis balls. All participating teams should bring nine unopened cans of balls to the first round matches on Saturday morning. The first matches will be played using one school's tennis balls. The losing team keeps the used match balls and the winning team will keep the unopened cans for the next round. This process will be repeated for the semifinals and final.

Match intervals. Coaches should use common sense in ensuring a suitable interval before semifinal play should quarterfinal matches run long.

Mutual consent. As there will not necessarily be an official nor a site director at each venue, coaches will need to work together to resolve any difficulties. At each venue, the coach and/or athletic director (or their designate) of the hosting school have the final decision relating to playing conditions and scheduling. The tournament director can be reached most times on Saturday at the Hunt Tennis Center at 203-697-2106.

Reporting scores. The winning team coach is responsible for calling in results to the tournament director after each match at 203-697-2417 so that the website can be promptly updated. A complete record of each match--including the first and last names and class years of all players as well as all scores--should be e-mailed or faxed (203-697-2601) to the tournament director no later than Monday, May 17. Here is a sample of the preferred reporting format:

Hotchkiss School d. Phillips Academy, 4-1

#1 doubles: Hulce/James (H) d. Merle/Valdesolo (PA), 81
#2 doubles: MacDonald/Thavaseelan (PA) d. Grajny/Mullens (H), 84
#3 doubles: Loveless/Wainwright (H) d. Matt Dougherty '01/Myers (PA), 85

#1 singles: Steve Hulce '99 (H) d. Andrew Merle '00 (PA), 62 75
#2 singles: Alex MacDonald '99 (PA) d. Kris Grajny '99 (H), 06 75 01 ret.
#3 singles: Andrew Mullens '00 (H) vs. Piercarlo Valdesolo '99 (PA), abandoned
#4 singles: Brandon James '99 (H) d. Simon Thavaseelan '99 (PA), 62 63
#5 singles: Jonathan Loveless '01 (H) d. Joffre Myers '99 (PA), 61 61
#6 singles: John Posey '00 (H) vs. Casey Jacobsen '99 (PA), abandoned


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