2016 NEITA Team Championships
May 21-22, 2016

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


Class "A" Draw

Quarterfinals
(Saturday morning, 9:45am)
Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon, not later than 2:45)
Final
(Sunday, 1:00pm, at Choate)
Kingswood-Oxford School (#1) 4   Kingswood-Oxford School 4   Kingswood-Oxford School 4
Choate Rosemary Hall 0
Top half of the draw played at Choate    
Deerfield Academy 0   Hotchkiss School 0
Hotchkiss School 4
     
Phillips Academy 4   Phillips Academy 1   Taft School 3
Groton School 0
Bottom half of the draw played at Groton    
Phillips Exeter Academy 0   Taft School 4
Taft School (#2) 5

Class "B" Draw

Quarterfinals
(Saturday morning, 9:45)

Semifinals
(Saturday afternoon, not later than 2:45pm)
Final
(Sunday, 1:00pm, at Choate)
Brunswick School (#1) 3   St. Sebastian's School 2   Belmont Hill School 0
St. Sebastian's School 4
Top half of the draw played at St. Sebastian's and Weston H.S.    
Suffield Academy 0   Belmont Hill School 4
Belmont Hill School 4
     
Buckingham, Browne & Nichois School 4   Buckingham, Browne & Nichois School 0   Hopkins School 4
Berkshire School 0
Bottom half of the draw played at Hopkins    
St. George's School 0   Hopkins School 4
Hopkins School (#2) 4

Class "C" Draw


  Final
(Monday at Beaver, time TBD)
            Beaver Country Day School 5
   
     
         
   
     
            Watkinson School 2
   
     
         
   

 


About Seeding and the Draws

     The Tournament Committee determined tournament berths and seeding based on the following criteria: 2016 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.


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. Because of the tournament format, once the doubles point is decided, teams should commence singles play immediately, 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.

Hot start. Players should be prepared to warm up for all matches with teammates, then after doubles introductions spin the racquet and immediately serve to begin the first point without further warm up. Once the doubles point is decided, singles matches must begin promptly. Players may take up to three minutes to warm up if they have not just finished playing doubles.

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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