Northwest Missouri sophomore Franco Oliva will represent the Div. II Central Region at the 2018 ITA Cup in Georgia.
An unseeded Oliva won the Central Region singles tournament in Oklahoma City on Sept. 30.
This is the Bearcats second appearance at the National Championships in five years. And first since 2014 when Romain Boissino twon seventh place.
Olivacurrently holds a 12-1 record in singles this fall and a 22-9 record all-time at Northwest.
This will be head coach Mark Rosewell’sseventh appearance at the ITA Cup in his Northwest career.
Rosewell will return Saturday for an M-Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony at halftime of Homecoming. Rosewell’s2009-10 men’s tennis team will be inducted.
Olivawill play No. 4 Chase Bartlett of Southeastern University Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
If Olivawins the DII singles bracket, he will compete for the National Small College Championship.
Where to watch
Go to https://www.itatennis.com/ITA/Events/EventsCalendar/ITA_Cup.aspxfor live video and updates throughout the day.