Miami To Face Stanford in NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament

Updated 4/30/2013

Miami Women's Tennis Team Heads West to Face Stanford 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Miami tennis team, Mid-American Conference regular-season and tournament champions, have drawn 12th-seeded Stanford in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament, the NCAA announced today.
 
The match will take place on Friday, May 10 at 2 p.m. PT at the Taube Family Tennis Center on campus. Rice and Pepperdine are the other two teams competing in Palo Alto, Calif., and will play at 11 a.m. that day. Winners meet on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. PT.
 
The RedHawks (13-12, 7-1 MAC) are making their third appearance in the NCAA Tournament with both previous trips (2009 and 2010) coming at Northwestern.
 
Nimisha Mohan, a first-team All-MAC selection, holds a 23-11 overall record, including 15-9 in dual matches. She played No. 1 the second half of the season, posting a 7-5 mark at that position. She won the deciding match at the MAC Championship, winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 for the 4-3 decision. Her efforts won her all-tournament and Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
 
Alix Thurman plays No. 2 for the RedHawks, holding a 22-12 overall record, including 11-4 at her current spot. She was a second-team All-MAC selection, posting a 5-3 mark in league play. Christiana Raymond, the No. 3 player, was undefeated in league play and has now won 10 straight singles matches. She earned all-tournament honors after winning both singles and one doubles match in Muncie.
 
The rest of the lineup features Christine Guerrazzi at No. 4, Ana Rajkovic at No. 5 and Ramona Costea in the six spot.
 
The doubles lineup features Rajkovic and Guerrazzi at No. 1, Thurman and Mohan at No. 2 and Raymond and Costea taking the three spot.
 
Stanford (16-4, 8-2 Pac-12) will be making its 32nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cardinal won five of their last six matches overall while finishing tied for third place in the Pac-12.
 
The Cardinal is coming off a 4-3 loss to California back on April 19 in its most recent matchup, snapping a string of eight consecutive wins over the Golden Bears that also included a 6-1 home victory on March 2.
 
All seats are general admission. Single-day tickets are $7 (adult) and $5 (student/youth/senior). Tickets are available starting on Monday, May 6, either in person, by calling 1-800-STANFORD or visiting www.gostanford.com.