Three Teams Earn NCAA Berths

May 3, 2017


Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State will represent the Big Ten at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship. The Buckeyes received an automatic bid to the championship after winning the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan makes its 15th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship, and 19th appearance overall. The 10th-seeded Wolverines will host Youngstown State in the opening match. The winner will advance to take on Kentucky or Dartmouth in the second round.

Northwestern earned its 28th berth to the national tournament. The Wildcats will travel to Atlanta, Ga., to take on Mississippi State in the first round, with the victor advancing to play the winner of the Alabama State and Georgia Tech match.

Ohio State makes its 14th appearance in the NCAA Championship. The third-seeded Buckeyes will host Buffalo, with the winner facing either Kansas or Notre Dame in the second round.

First- and second-round competition takes place May 12-13 or May 13-14 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. Subsequent rounds will be played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., from May 19-23.