LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2023 – Tennis Channel will show the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships May 19-20, live from the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.  Exclusive coverage begins with the women’s team semifinals Friday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. ET.  The finals will be played Saturday, May 20, also starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The network plans to show 11 live hours of NCAA Division I tennis during the weekend, with its free, ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel T2 offering an additional three live hours on Friday, May 19, on Samsung TV Plus.  The women’s and men’s semifinals will air on Tennis Channel and T2 on May 19 (complete schedule below).  Saturday’s championship coverage will feature the women’s final followed by the men’s as well, both on Tennis Channel.

Announcer Sam Gore (@sambgore) will be joined by analyst CiCi Bellis (@cicibellis) this weekend.  Blair Henley (@BlairHenley), a former college player at Rice University who reached a career-high ITA rank of 30, will handle sideline reporting.

With a mission to grow the sport at all levels, the USTA and Tennis Channel first partnered to bring the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships to national audiences in 2019.  This year’s men’s and women’s team tournaments began on May 5.  Women’s tournament schools remaining in contention: Georgia, Iowa State, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M.  Competing on the men’s side: Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio State, South Carolina, Texas, Texas Christian and Virginia.

Tennis Channel’s Live NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Championships Coverage Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event Channel

Friday, May 19 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Semifinals Tennis Channel/T2

Saturday, May 20 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Women’s, Men’s Final Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis


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lifestyle.  The network has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television in one of the world’s most voluminous sports, with multiple men’s and women’s tournaments and singles, doubles and mixed competition throughout the year.  Tennis Channel has rights at the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and is the exclusive U.S. home of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions, Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, United Cup, and Laver Cup.  Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plus is available to everyone in the United States and allows subscribers to select from another 4,500 live and on-demand matches and award-winning content from short-form to films throughout the tennis season.  Tennis Channel International brings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels. Additional platform www.tennis.com is the largest digital outlet dedicated to the sport.  Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE! and TBD; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

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For further information:

Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445, eabner@tennischannel.com, @TennisChannelPR