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NCWA HOSTS NATIONAL DUALS IN TENNESSEE THIS WEEKEND

01/29/2010 -

Jan. 26, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Three-time defending national duals champion Grand Valley State is poised among the favorites again, but a fourth straight title at the NCWA’s National Duals will have to come against one of the most balanced fields in the association’s history. The Lakers are seeded third in the 21-team tournament that begins Friday in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Middle Tennessee State, the tournament host at Calsonic Arena, joins Grand Valley State as one of eight seeded teams that begin competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, along with seeded teams (1) Central Florida, (2) The Apprentice School, (3) Grand Valley State, (4) Marion Military Institute, (5) Md.-Baltimore County, (6) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (7) Middle Tennessee State and (8) Connecticut.

The tournament bracket also includes 13 other teams which will compete on Friday, Jan. 29, vying to qualify into eight available spots in Saturday’s finals rounds. More than half of the field - 11 teams - are nationally-ranked in this week’s NCWA Coaches’ Poll (see below).

The tournament schedule is below. More information can be found at www.ncwa.net.

Friday, Jan. 29 Schedule
2:30 p.m.
Match 1 - (9) Kennesaw State (Ga.), bye
Match 2 - (16) Tennessee Temple vs. (17) Dayton
Match 3 - (13) U.S. Naval Prep Academy vs. (20) Auburn
Match 4 - (12) Southern Indiana vs. (21) Longwood (Va.)
Match 5 - (11) West Chester (Pa.), bye
Match 6 - (14) Georgia vs. (19) Virginia Military Institute
Match 7 - (15) Mercer vs. (18) Ohio U.
Match 8 - (10) Oakland Univ. (Mich.), bye

4 p.m.
Match 9 – Kennesaw State vs. Tenn. Temple/Dayton winner = Saturday qualifier #1
Match 10 – Naval Prep/Auburn winner vs. So. Ind./Longwood winner = Saturday qualifier #4
Match 11 – West Chester vs. Georgia/VMI winner = Saturday qualifier #3
Match 12 – Mercer/Ohio winner vs. Oakland U. = Saturday qualifier #2
Match 13 – Tenn. Temple/Dayton loser, bye
Match 14 – Naval Prep/Auburn loser vs. So. Indiana/Longwood loser
Match 15 – Georgia/VMI loser, bye
Match 16 - Mercer/Ohio U. loser, bye


5:30 p.m.
Match 17 – Tenn. Temple/Dayton loser vs. Match 12 loser = Saturday qualifier #8
Match 18 – Match 14 winner vs. Match 11 loser = Saturday qualifier #5
Match 19 – Georgia/VMI loser vs. Match 10 loser = Saturday qualifier #6
Match 20 – Mercer/Ohio U. loser vs. Match 9 loser = Saturday qualifier #7



Saturday, Jan. 30 Schedule

Pool matches are at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m.
Pool A
(1) Central Florida
(8) Connecticut
(9) Kennesaw State University
(16) Ohio University

Pool B
(4) Marion Military Institute
(5) Md.-Baltimore County
(12) Navy
(13) VMI

Pool C
(3) Grand Valley State
(6) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(11) Westchester
(14) Southern Indiana

Pool D
(2) The Apprentice School
(7) Middle Tennessee State
(10) Oakland
(15) Dayton

Semifinals, 5 p.m.
Pool A #1 vs. Pool B #1
Pool C #1 vs. Pool D #1
Winners advance to championship at 7 p.m.
Losers advance to third-place match at 7 p.m.

Pool A #2 vs. Pool B #2
Pool C #2 vs. Pool D #2
Winners advance to fifth-place match at 7 p.m.
Losers advance to seventh-place match at 7 p.m.

Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #3
Pool C #3 vs. Pool D #3
Winners advance to ninth-place at 7 p.m.
Losers advance to 11th-place match at 7 p.m.

Pool A #4 vs. Pool B #4
Pool C #4 vs. Pool D #4
Winners advance to 13th-place at 7 p.m.
Losers advance to 15th-place match at 7 p.m.

Here is the latest NCWA Coaches’ Poll. Teams competing at the National Duals are listed in bold.

NCWA Coaches Poll for Jan. 26
Rank School 1st Place
Votes
1 Grand Valley State (3)
2 Central Florida
3 Marion Military Institute
4 U.S. Naval Academy Prep
5 The Apprentice School (1)
6 Md.-Baltimore County
7 West Chester
8 Northampton Community College
9 U.S. Military Academy Prep
10 Oakland University
11 Mott Community College
12 Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
13 Michigan
14 Kansas State
15 Dayton
16 Kennesaw State
17 Bowling Green State
18 Blair Academy
19 Illinois State
20 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute