No. 45 Men's Tennis Faces No. 27 Stanford in First Round of NCAA Championships
April 29, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - No. 45 University of Tulsa men's tennis team faces No. 27 Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Championships in Waco, Texas.
"We're looking forward to making the trip back to Waco this year," TU head coach Vince Westbrook said. "We're very familiar with both Stanford and Baylor. It's a great opportunity for us. We haven't seen Stanford this year and I know they've come on strong at the end of the year."
The Golden Hurricane (15-12) received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Conference USA Tournament, while Stanford (14-5) received an at-large bid after losing to No. 49 Oregon 4-2 in the Pac-12 conference Tournament.
The Golden Hurricane has two singles nationally ranked of No. 81 Japie De Klerk and No. 83 Clifford Marsland and a doubles duo nationally ranked of No. 24 Clifford Marsland. The Hurricane has posted a 9-12 against ranked nationally ranked opponents.
Stanford has two singles nationally ranked with Maciek Romanowicz at No. 69 and John Morrissey at No. 103 and the Cardinals are 5-6 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
The other first round matchup in Waco is host No. 6 Baylor and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
First and second round regional action will be played May 9-11 at 16 campus sites and the later rounds, including singles and doubles tournament are set from May 15-26, which will be played in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia. The field for the singles and doubles tournament will be announced a day later on Wednesday.
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