W&L Men's Tennis Enters NCAA Play
Emory University Hosts Generals' Regional Pod
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The NCAA announced
the bracket for the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Tournament
on Monday afternoon. Washington and Lee University will join
its women's program in Atlanta at Emory University for regional
play. The Generals open with the University of Texas-Tyler in
the first round.
The 2012 field features 43 teams with 30 earning their place via automatic qualification. At-large bids were divvied out to six Pool "B" (independent) and seven Pool "C" (general at-large) squads. Tournament participants will begin play on Friday, May 11, in four five-team and three six-team regional pods. The remaining regional, a grouping of five schools at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), opens competition on Thursday, May 10.
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Washington and Lee (15-4), ranked fifth in the Atlantic South Region and 20th in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), will be joined by four other programs in regional play, including host Emory (20-0) as the top-rated team in the Atlantic South and second in NCAA Division III. The Eagles received a bye into Saturday's second round and will play the winner of W&L and Texas-Tyler (17-5), the ninth-ranked team in the West Region. The remaining scheduled match in this regional is a second round tilt between Whitman College (21-4), ranked second in the West and 11th in the nation, against N.C. Wesleyan College (16-2), which enters as the fourth rated team in the Atlantic South and 19th in NCAA Division III.
Winners in the second round will play on Sunday for a spot in the final eight, which beings on Monday, May 21 and concludes with the national championship on Wednesday, May 23 at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
For more information on the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Tournament, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the NCAA's home on the Internet at www.ncaa.com. For more on ODAC Men's Tennis, go to www.odaconline.com.