Socal Intercollegiate Tennis – Outstanding On Every Level

Southern California Intercollegiate Tennis – Outstanding On Every Level

The intercollegiate tennis competition found in the section is unrivaled. No other area has such a wide array of outstanding programs. The Division I teams are among the best in the US, and the same can be said of those on the Division II, Division III and NAIA levels. (It should be noted that the difference between the various divisions is not a matter of the playing skill evidenced. It is based on the funding the athletic department provides the programs.)

Below is a breakdown of the Southern California colleges and universities that have either Men’s or Women’s tennis, or offer both programs:

Division I

  • California State University Fullerton
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Northridge
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Pepperdine University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California

Division II

  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California Baptist University
  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • California State University Dominquez Hills
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • California State University San Bernardino
  • *Concordia – 2017-2018 – will be Division II. Now in limbo…
  • Point Loma Nazarene
  • University of California San Diego

Division III

  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Lutheran University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College
  • University of La Verne
  • Occidental College
  • Pomona-Pitzer College
  • University of Redlands
  • Whittier College


  • Biola University
  • Hope International University
  • La Sierra University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Vanguard University
  • Westmont College

Intercollegiate tennis matches are as entertaining as they are exciting. The action is fast paced and spectators have an opportunity to get caught up in the energy found in these settings. What is even more important, in a day when everything costs something, most often there is no charge to attend a match.

With the school year about to begin, it would be a good time to go a college or university’s website and see who local schools will be match up against in the coming season.

Some of the upcoming tournaments include:

Mark Winters


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