Western Michigan Men's Tennis Draws #8 Kentucky in NCAA Tournament
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team gathered in the W Club Room on the third floor of the Donald J. Seelye Center to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament selection show on Tuesday, which announced the Broncos will face off against the #8-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in the first round of the Tournament. The Broncos and Wildcats will square off Friday, May 10 in Lexington, Ky. in the late match, which will begin no earlier than 3 p.m.
"I'm very excited about this match," said WMU junior and two-time First Team All-MAC player Nadin Indre. "I think our team has a lot of potential. I know Kentucky is a great team in a great conference, and they've earned that high national ranking. We're just going to give it our best and hope for the best outcome."
The Wildcats posted a record of 20-11 overall during the 2013 dual match season, spending all but two weeks of the year ranked in the top-10 nationally and earning the eighth seed in the NCAA Tournament. Their line-up boasts senior Anthony Rossi, the nationally fifth-ranked player in singles, and Tom Jomby, who ranks 22nd in the national poll. Jomby and Kevin Lai also make up the eighth-ranked doubles pair in the nation.
This will be the 13th meeting between the Broncos and the Wildcats, with Kentucky holding an 11-1 edge in the all-time series.