Men's tennis headed to Texas for first round of NCAAs

The five teams with the lowest score, as well as the lowest-scoring individual not on a qualifying team, will advance to the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla., beginning May 25.

"It is always exciting with the NCAA Selection Show", A&M coach Mark Weaver said. "Last year, we were at a fall event with them where we did a scrimmage-type atmosphere as far as how you play it". We had a tough match with them early in the season at their place. "We've been practicing really well, so I feel confident about us returning to form at the right time".

"We are definitely looking forward to playing in this Regional", Georgia coach Chris Haack said.

"We'll play anybody, anytime, anywhere". Only time will tell if such energy will carry the Illini to an NCAA Championship - which would be a first in the history of the program. "They are plenty good".

This season, six of Illinois' seven losses this year came to teams in the ranked in the ITA top 10.

Junior Johannes Schretter and redshirt junior Will Little discuss strategy in their match against Texas in the Big 12 Tournament championship. "It's not something to take for granted".

Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas each produced student-athletes with individual postseason berths. It is kind of special for me. "We've tried for many years to get to the Sweet 16 but have never done it". The Bulldogs' title marked the second since the SEC tourney went to a dual match format in 1990, with the other championship coming in 1996. Seniors Chip McDaniel and Cooper Musselman and juniors Lukas Euler and Fred Allen Meyer represented the Cats a year ago.

Eichhorn is the first Marquette player to win the individual BIG EAST Championship and earn a solo automatic bid to regional play. The No. 39 Cougars will be a 7 seed. If MSU wins, it will face Morgan State or No. 2 seed North Carolina in the second round. Florida reached the finals of the SEC Tournament Championships where it lost to Vanderbilt on April 22. The contest between the Ospreys and the Seminoles will begin at 2 p.m.

Texas A&M/Rice victor vs. Its current run of six straight appearances leads the ACC and is tied for the fifth-longest active streak nationally.

The Raleigh Regional will play host to eight teams listed among the nation's top 50 of the Golfstat rankings, including (in order of seed) California (9), Texas (16), Arizona State (21), Duke (28), NC State (37), Liberty (40), Missouri (46), Santa Clara (51), Campbell (56), Middle Tennessee State (70), Augusta (113), Davidson (204) and Iona (268).

  • Leroy Wright