Chapman College is favored to win its second NCAA Division II men's tennis title when it meets Hampton in a 1:30 p.m. match today at Cal State Northridge.
"It will take a complete breakdown in the singles for Chapman to lose," said Tony Davila, Northridge coach. "And their doubles are as strong, if not stronger."
Chapman, the nation's top-ranked Division II team, didn't get a chance to show its doubles proficiency in a 6-0 semifinal victory over Cal State Hayward Tuesday. The three doubles matches were canceled once Chapman (21-11) had secured a berth in the final, where it will face second-ranked Hampton (28-3), a 5-4 winner over Rollins.
The two finalists last met in the 1985 championship match which Chapman won, 5-4. The Panthers finished second to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in last season's final.