Sectionals

Dates: Tuesday, May 23, 2016; Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (Rd. 1) to be played concurrently at team tennis regional sites.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 (Rd. 2 or 3), to be played at team tennis regional sites.
Times: Determined by host school.
Admission: Free.

1. Bloomington North
2. Carroll (Fort Wayne)
3. Center Grove
4. Crawfordsville
5. Culver Academies
6. Evansville Bosse
7. Highland
8. Jasper
9. Kokomo
10. LaPorte
11. Marion
12. North Central (Indianapolis)
13. Northridge
14. Plainfield
15. Richmond
16. Silver Creek

Regionals

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Times: Morning session at 10 am; Afternoon session at 2 pm.
Admission: Free.
Note: For each player(s) listed below, the first record indicates regular season, the second indicates state tournament. Add both for overall season record.

Singles & Doubles

1.  Bedford North Lawrence
Match 1: Evansville Bosse winner vs. Jasper winner.
Match 2: Silver Creek winner vs. Bloomington North winner.
Championship: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner.

2.  Fishers
Match 1:  Plainfield winner vs. Center Grove winner.
Match 2: North Central (Indianapolis) winner vs. Richmond winner.
Championship: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner.

3.  Kokomo
Match 1: Crawfordsville winner vs. Carroll (Fort Wayne) winner.
Match 2: Marion winner vs. Kokomo winner.
Championship: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner.

4.  LaPorte
Match 1: Northridge winner vs. Culver Academies winner.
Match 2: Highland winner vs. LaPorte winner.
Championship: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner.

Qualifications – Singles
A. Single entrant from a non‐team tennis school.
B. Any undefeated #1 singles player in the sectional team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the singles tourney on Tuesday, May 23, (Round 1).
C. Any undefeated #1 singles player in the regional team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the singles tourney on Saturday, May 27.
D. Any undefeated #1 singles player in semi‐state team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the singles tourney on Friday June 9 & Saturday, June 10.
E. The #1 singles player of the state championship team, provided she is undefeated, and any undefeated #1 singles player from state team tourney whose team was defeated, may enter the singles tourney on Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10.
F. No substitutions allowed in singles competition.

Qualifications – Doubles
A. To qualify for the tennis doubles tournament series, both participants must have played in the No. 1 or No. 2 doubles position for a minimum of 50% of their team's total playing opportunities (dual matches and season tournament matches).
1. Any competition against players from another school, regardless of the scoring format, constitutes one match.
2. Each round of a tournament counts as a separate match.
3. All team opportunities to play (dual matches and season tournament matches) shall be counted to determine the 50% target the No. 1 doubles team is to meet to qualify for entry into the doubles tournament.
B. Doubles entrant from a non‐team tennis school.
C. Any undefeated #1 doubles team in the sectional team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the doubles tourney on Tuesday, May 23 (Round 1).
D. Any undefeated #1 doubles team in the regional team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the doubles tourney on Saturday, May 27.
E. Any undefeated #1 doubles team in semi‐state team tennis tourney, whose team was eliminated, may enter the doubles tourney on Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10.
F. The #1 doubles team of the state championship team, provided they are undefeated, and any undefeated #1 doubles team from state team tourney whose team was defeated, may enter the doubles tourney on Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10.     Note: Players having played the most matches in team tourney competition will receive preference for byes when possible.
G. No substitutions allowed in doubles competition.
H. Tennis Waiver ‐ The IHSAA shall have the authority to grant a waiver to the 50% rule when, if in the opinion of the IHSAA, the student’s school provides satisfactory proof to the IHSAA that:
1. the student missed compliance with the 50% rule by a minimal number of her team’s season contests or matches;
2. the student’s failure to meet the 50% criteria was for clear, verifiable reasons, such as a debilitating injury or illness and;
3. the student’s failure to meet the 50% criteria was the result of reasons which were beyond the control of the student, the parents, the coach and the school.    

The IHSAA will waive the 50% rule only in extraordinary and compelling cases and only when the request is submitted in writing to the IHSAA at least one week prior to the beginning date of the Team Tournament. The new qualifying rule for doubles should allow for flexibility that will alleviate the need for a waiver.

State Finals

Site: Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis.
Dates
: June 9-10, 2017.
Admission: $5 per person per day.
Note: For each player(s) listed below, the first record indicates regular season, the second indicates state tournament. Add both for overall season record.

Singles & Doubles

First Round, Friday, 10 am ET 

Quarterfinals, Friday, 2 pm ET 

Semifinals, Saturday, 10 am ET

State Championship, Saturday, 2 pm ET

 

A. State Finals – Singles
1. The four regional champions will advance to state singles finals on Friday and Saturday, June 9‐10, along with the No. 1 undefeated singles players whose teams were eliminated during the semi‐state team tourney or the state finals.
2. Pairings for the singles state finals shall be conducted in the following manner:  
a. The No. 1 singles player of the state championship team, provided he is undefeated, shall be the first placement.   Any undefeated No. 1 singles player from a defeated state finals tourney team shall be the next placement.
b. Any undefeated No. 1 singles player from a defeated semi‐state tourney team shall be the next placement; if there is more than one qualifying individual from a semi‐state team, the individual(s) with the greater number of individual matches won in team play during the tourney will receive the better placement.
c. The four players advancing to the individual state finals from the individual regional competitions will be the next placements.    The individual regional champions with the greater number of individual matches won during the tourney (team and individual) will receive the better placements. The individuals shall be placed by a blind draw if there is a tie with the individuals’ tourney records.     No other data shall be used to determine pairings. 

B. State Finals – Doubles
1. The 4 regional champions will advance to state doubles finals on Friday and Saturday, June 9‐10, along with the No. 1 undefeated doubles players whose teams were eliminated during the semi‐state team tourney or the state finals.
2. Pairings at the doubles state finals shall be conducted in the following manner:  
a. The No. 1 doubles team of the state championship team, provided it is undefeated, shall be the first placement.  Any undefeated No. 1 doubles team from a defeated state finals tourney team shall be the next placement.
b. Any undefeated No. 1 doubles team from a defeated semi‐state tourney team shall be the next placement; if there is more than one qualifying doubles team from a semi‐state team, the doubles team(s) with the greater number of matches won in team play during the tourney will receive the better placement.
c. The four doubles teams advancing to the doubles state finals from the doubles regional competitions will be the next placements.    The doubles team regional champions with the greater number of matches won during the tourney (team and doubles) will receive the better placements. The doubles team shall be placed by a blind draw if there is a tie with the tourney records.    

No other data shall be used to determine pairings.