CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In addition to its team invite, the No. 7 seed North Carolina men's tennis team has earned two singles and one doubles invitations to the NCAA Championships to be held in May at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee has selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis championships.
A pair of North Carolina freshmen will compete in singles - Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ontario, Canada and Ronnie Schneider of Bloomington, Ind. The two first-year players have competed at No. 1 and No. 2 singles all season for the Heels.
Schnur and sophomore Brett Clark (Naples, Fla.) will compete in doubles. They have played No. 1 doubles for the majority of Carolina's season.
You can find all updated records in singles for Schnur, Schneider and Clark at this link.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 15-20. Georgia will serve as host.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches.
Both Tar Heels' singles players and the doubles team were at-large selections. Schnur is seeded in the 9-16 spots in singles.
Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championships is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 completed singles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championships is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60 eligible/entered doubles teams, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All doubles teams must have a minimum of 10 completed doubles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.