PALM DESERT, Calif. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Friday that Mark Bey and Kaitlin Ray will serve as the commentary team for weekend live streaming coverage of the inaugural Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.
The historic and picturesque Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, will be the site for semifinal and final round action, with TempuZ providing the live streaming coverage. Viewers can watch the matches using this link, and can also access the coverage directly from the ITA website by going to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships event page. Competition is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PDT, on Saturday and Sunday.
Bey and Ray are no strangers to collegiate tennis, with Bey having played at DePaul, and Ray at UCLA.
Bey has served as one of the lead analysts in college tennis for College MatchDay on ESPN since 2014. He’s called over 25 regular-season and conference championship contests, working alongside industry stalwarts such as Kevin Corke, Same Gore, Jimmy Arias and Patrick McEnroe.
One of the top junior developers in country, Bey resides in Chicago, Illinois. He’s the academy director at the Glenview Tennis Club in Glenview, Illinois. In August, Bey was inducted into the Midwest USPTA Hall of Fame.
Sixteen of Bey’s students have competed in the NCAA individual championships, including current ATP professionals Dennis Nevolo and Evan King. Bey has served as an assistant on the ATP Tour since 2002 to the Bryan Brothers, and will be with them at the 2018 Australian Open.
Ray has been a part of the broadcast team for every Oracle ITA Masters event since its inception in 2015. She’s worked the Big Ten Tennis Championships and is entering her second season as a sideline reporter for the South Bay Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League affiliate.
A decorated junior player, Ray was a blue-chip recruit out of Little Rock, Arkansas, and went on to become co-captain of the UCLA women’s tennis team. She helped guide the Bruins to an ITA National Team Indoors Championship in 2012, and the NCAA Championship in 2014. She compiled an 82-30 record in singles, and was ranked as high as No. 38.