May 6, 2013

NCAA Announces Men's and Women's Tennis Championship Fields

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the field for its 2013 Division III men's and women's tennis tournaments on Monday afternoon.

Both W&L teams will travel to Emory University for first, second and third round action this weekend.

The W&L men (18-5) will take on North Carolina Wesleyan (14-9), champions of the USA South Conference, in a first round match on Thursday in Atlanta, Ga.  Should the Generals win, they would take on Emory (9-5) in the second round on Friday.  The other second round match pits Whitman (18-6) and Texas-Tyler (19-6).  The Friday winners will meet in the third round on Saturday. 

The Washington and Lee women (18-7) will play Methodist (20-2), also winners of an automatic bid from the USA South, in the first round on Friday in Atlanta.  Should W&L win, it would take on Sewanee (18-5) in the second round on Saturday.  Emory (14-4), Trinity of Texas (10-14) and Agnes Scott (12-5) are all on the other half of the bracket and would be a potential third round opponent on Sunday. 

The 2013 Division III men's and women's tennis nationals will take place at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich., on May 20-25.

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