2013 NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship
Hosted by Amherst
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5
First Round - Friday, May 3
No. 6 vs. No. 3 - 1:00 p.m.
No. 5 vs. No. 4 - 1:00 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday, May
Winner of No. 5/No. 4 vs. No. 1 - 1:00 p.m.
Winner of No. 6/No. 3 vs. No. 2 - 1:00 p.m.
Championship - Sunday, May
Semifinal Winners - 1:00 p.m.
The top six teams in the conference shall qualify for the championship. The championship is a single-elimination tournament with no consolation matches. The No. 1 seed and No. 2 seed shall receive a first round bye. All matches will be played to decision.
Inclement Weather (Tentative)
In foul weather, the women's No. 4/No. 5 match will begin at 8:00 a.m. inside. Additional matches will begin one half hour after the completion of the previous match. The women's No. 3/No. 6 match will follow the No. 4/No. 5 match, followed by men's No. 4/No. 5 and men's No. 3/No. 6. On Saturday in foul weather, the women's top half semifinal (winner No. 4/No. 5 match vs. No. 1) will begin at 8:00 a.m. inside. Additional matches will begin one half hour after the completion of the previous match. The women's bottom half semifinal (winner No. 3/No. 6 match vs. No. 2) will go on second, followed by the men's top half semifinal and then the bottom half semifinal. On Sunday in foul weather, the women's championship match will start at 9:00 a.m. The men's match will begin at 1:00 p.m. or one half hour after completion of the men's final, whichever is later.
Teams will be selected and seeded based on the following criteria (not in priority order):
- NESCAC win-loss record
- NESCAC head-to-head with tied team(s)
- Wins/losses against other common NESCAC opponents
- Wins/losses against other common non-conference opponents
Ties will be broken as follows:
- Head-to-head results
- In the event of a tie between more than two teams or a head-to-head result is not available, the following procedure will be used (in priority order):
- NESCAC head-to-head results with tied teams
- Win-loss record against other common NESCAC opponents
- Win-loss record against other common in-region opponents
- Win-loss record against other common out-of-region opponents
- Latest ITA National ranking (in the event teams are not nationally ranked, regional rankings will be used)
Note: Only wins/losses may be used as a factor. Match score may not be used as a factor in determining seeding.
There will be separate men's and women's tournament committees consisting of four coaches each. Committee membership will rotate annually based on an alphabetical rotation.
The tournament committee will notify schools (and the Conference office) of the participating teams and seeding for the tournament. Participating teams and seeding will be posted on the NESCAC web site after the committee has determined the final seeding and the appeal period has concluded.