2008 NEITA Team Championships
May 17-18, 2008

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, 1pm, Choate)
Phillips Academy (#1) 4   Phillips Academy 1   Hotchkiss School  
Loomis Chaffee School 3
Top half of the draw played at Loomis    
Milton Academy 0   Hotchkiss School 4
Hotchkiss School 4
    postponed
Choate Rosemary Hall 4   Choate Rosemary Hall 5   Choate Rosemary Hall  
Kent School 0
Bottom half of the draw played at Choate    
Taft School 2   Deerfield Academy 2
Deerfield Academy (#2) 4

Class "B" Draw

Quarterfinals
(Saturday morning)

Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon)
Final
(Sunday, noon, Williston Northampton)
Brunswick School (#1) 4   Brunswick School 4   Brunswick School 4
Thayer Academy 1
Top half of the draw played at Choate    
Williston Northampton School     Roxbury Latin School 3
Roxbury Latin School  
     
St. Paul's School 3   Hopkins School 3   Belmont Hill School 1
Hopkins School 4
Bottom half of the draw played at St. Paul's    
Suffield Academy 0   Belmont Hill School 4
Belmont Hill School (#2) 4

Class "C" Draw

Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon, hosted by participants)
Final
(Sunday, 1pm, Choate)
Pingree School 4   Pingree School 4
Beaver Country Day School 3  
Top half at Pingree; bottom half at Pine Woods Health & Racquet, Torrington, CT    
Darrow School     Darrow School 0
Marvelwood School    

About Seeding and the Draws

     The Tournament Committee determined tournaments berths and seeding based on the following criteria: 2008 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.

 

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