Women’s Tennis Starting NCAA Tournament In Pittsburgh
The Hope College women’s tennis team will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week for the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season and tournament champions
will face John Carroll (Ohio) in Thursday’s first-round match at Carnegie Mellon University
at a time to be announced.
NCAA Tournament bracket
This is the Flying Dutch’s 13th NCAA Tournament team appearance and seventh in a row. The Flying Dutch reached last season’s regional final before losing to Washington-St. Louis.
Hope qualified for postseason play by beating Calvin 5-0 in Friday’s MIAA Tournament final. Head coach Bob Cawood has led the Flying Dutch to 13-8 overall record in his first season.
John Carroll (18-6 overall) is champion of the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Thursday’s winner in the Pittsburgh will play fifth-ranked Wesleyan (Connecticut) in Friday’s semifinal. The winner of Thursday’s other first-round game between No. 22 Kenyon (Ohio) and Wheaton (Illinois) will face No. 9 Carnegie Mellon in Friday’s other semifinal. The championship match is Saturday.
The regional champion advances to the national championship on Monday-Friday, May 21-26 at The Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California.
The NCAA field includes 49 teams, including 40 conference champions.