CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will host the NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championships for the first time in school history, May 16-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex at the Atkins Tennis Center. The first six days of competition (May 16-21) will include the Round of 16 and beyond of the team championships, while the final six days (May 22-27) will feature the men's and women's 64-player singles and 32-player doubles championships.
All-session and single-day tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 866-Illini-1 or by visiting Fightingillini.com. Adult all-session tickets are $100, while youth (18 and under) all-session tickets are $75. Single-day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth. Admission is free for children age two or younger. Groups of 10 or more can purchase single-day group tickets at $5 apiece by calling the Illinois Ticket Office at 866-Illini-1.
Fans also can experience the action through volunteering for the championships. Volunteer opportunities include taking tickets, monitoring practices and court maintenance among other activities. Those interested can visit Fightingillini.com/ncaa-tennis to sign up with their availability and interests.
"I think it's going to be an awesome experience to showcase our facility and all the support that we have for tennis in Champaign-Urbana," women's coach Michelle Dasso said. "I think the volunteers will help make it a special experience for all the players and the coaches. Illinois is a special place for tennis, and this is our opportunity to show that. We are looking to make this a great and unique experience for everyone involved."
The Illini men have played their way to the NCAA Championships for 17 straight seasons and have advanced to the Round of 16 12 times in that span. Illinois has hosted first- and second-round action 13 times in the past 14 years.
The Orange and Blue women have made 11 appearances in the NCAA Championships, reaching the Round of 32 in 2001, 2003 and 2009.