Sep 29, 2017

Bruins Look To Defend Titles at 2017 ITA Regional Championships

A Winning Tradition

  • One NWC Player of the Year (Spencer Watanabe, 2017-18)
  • Six Northwest Conference Tournament Appearances (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Three All-Americans
  • 33 All-NWC Athletes

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The George Fox men's tennis team will look to defend its singles and doubles title at the 2017 ITA Regional Championship Sept. 28-Oct. 1 hosted by Lewis & Clark College at three different locations.

ITA Regional Championships Webpage

Singles Main

Doubles Main

Singles Qualifying

Doubles Qualifying

Last season, Spencer Watanabe closed out the tournament in the top spot in singles, earning his first-ever All-American honor. He later joined Alex Namba in doubles, and the duo went on to win the main draw in doubles to advance to the All-American Championships.

It marked the first time the Bruins came away on top at the ITA Regional Championships in both singles and doubles, while having two players earn All-American honors.

This season, the Bruins return both Watanabe and Namba, and the pair is joined by a handful of returners and seven newcomers.

Watanabe will enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed, while freshman William Leach will kick of his collegiate debut as the No. 13 seed. With the largest roster to date, the Bruins will have 11 players compete in singles, while four pairs will take the courts in doubles.

After the ITA Regional Championship, the Bruins will have two more matches before the spring season. This marks the only competition the Bruins will compete in for the fall season.

To see the full roster click here.