NCAA Announces Women's Tennis Pairings

Updated 4/29/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story courtesy of Univesity at Buffalo Athletic Media Relations 

BUFFALO, NY- The University at Buffalo women¹s tennis team will travel
to UCLA for its first round NCAA Tournament match on Friday, May 9 as it
was announced that Bulls would meet Bruins in their first ever tournament
appearance.  Also playing in the UCLA regional will be Long Beach State
and Denver.

The Bulls won their first Mid-American Conference Title on Sunday
afternoon after coming from behind to defeat Western Michigan, 4-3 to
earn the MAC's automatic berth.  The Bulls are currently 12-8 on the season
and will travel to UCLA to meet the Bruins, who are currently ranked seventh
in the nation in the latest polls and were champions of the Pac-10 with an
18-5 overall record.  The Bulls found out their tournament opponent in front
of a packed room of staff, administration and fellow student-athletes.

"We are looking forward to our trip to play a very good UCLA team,"
said head coach Kathy Twist.  "I am very excited that our team has the
opportunity to represent the University at Buffalo in the NCAA
Tournament."

The Bulls and Bruins will meet on Friday, May 9 at 1:00 pm at the
Los Angeles Tennis Center following the conclusion of the Long Beach State
and Denver match at 10:00 am.  The winners of the two matches will meet at
UCLA on Saturday May 10 at 3:00 pm.  All times are pacific standard time.
   

Sixty-four teams compete in the single elimination Division I
Women's Tennis Championship. The first two rounds will be played May 9 and 10 at
16 different sites across the country. The tournament will continue with
the round of 16 May 15, the quarterfinals May 17, the semifinals May 19, and
the national championship May 20 all at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa,
Oklahoma.