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NCAA Men's Tennis Team Championships set to start Tuesday

Go to Bates' NCAA Tennis Championships Web site

LEWISTON, Maine -- The eight squads who will vie for the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Championship have all arrived in Maine and practiced on Monday at Bates College's Wallach Tennis Center in preparation for Tuesday's quarterfinals.

Quarterfinal matchups will pit Emory University (17-6) against Kenyon College (25-1) at 9 a.m., Middlebury College (17-5) against the University of Mary Washington (22-6) at 12 noon, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (25-7) against Williams College (17-3) at 3 p.m., and Washington University of St. Louis (18-4) against Gustavus Adolphus College (30-5) at 6 p.m.

The semifinals will be contested on Wednesday, May 14, with the championship and third-place matches taking place on Thursday, May 15.

Wednesday's semifinals will pit the winner of Emory/Kenyon vs. the winner of Middlebury/UMW at 10 a.m., followed by the second semifinal at 2 p.m.

Thursday's third-place match starts at 10 a.m., with the championship match set to begin at 2 p.m.

Competition for the singles and doubles championships will begin on Friday and conclude Sunday, all at the Wallach Tennis Center (or in case of rain, the Portland Racket and Fitness Center).

Go to Bates' NCAA Tennis Championships Web site for tournament brackets and other details.