Three Big Ten Teams Selected for NCAA Women's Tennis Championship
May 2, 2007
The NCAA Division I tennis committee has selected three Big Ten teams into the field of 64 which will compete in the women's tennis championships. Northwestern (21-4), which won last weekend's Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten's automatic berth for the ninth-straight year, leads the conference with a No. 5 ranking and will host Western Michigan (22-6) in first-round action.
No. 24 Indiana (20-6), who placed second in the Big Ten regular season standings, will face Boise State, also in Evanston, setting up a potential meeting between the two conference squads in the second round on the Wildcats home court.
No. 23 Michigan (16-7), who reached the Big Ten Championship final, will face Colorado in South Bend, Ind.
In addition, three student-athletes will represent the conference as individuals. From Northwestern, Big Ten Athlete of the Year Georgia Rose received the conference's automatic qualification, while freshman teammate Samantha Murray earned an at-large bid. Wisconsin's Caitlin Burke was also an at-large selection. In doubles competition, Alexis Prousis and Rose team up for the Big Ten's automatic bid.