Five Big Ten Teams Selected for NCAA Women's Tennis Championship

Indiana is one of five teams selected for the NCAA Championship tournament.

Indiana is one of five teams selected for the NCAA Championship tournament.

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The NCAA Division I tennis committee has selected five Big Ten teams into the field of 64 which will compete in the women's tennis championships. The conference is one of only three to earn five or more bids. Northwestern (20-04), which won last weekend's Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten's automatic berth for the eighth-straight year, leads the conference with a No. 9 ranking and will host Illinois-Chicago in first-round action. No. 43 Purdue (13-10) will face Harvard, also in Evanston, setting up a potential meeting between the two conference squads in the second round at the Wildcats home court. No. 31 Iowa (18-5), who finished second in the Big Ten regular season standings, will travel to Miami (Fla.) to square off against Florida International. No. 29 Michigan (16-7), who reached the Big Ten Championship final, will face Nebraska in South Bend, Ind. The final conference team in the tournament is No. 42 Indiana, set to make its 24th appearance in the NCAA Championship. IU (17-8) will face No. 25 Georgia (12-9) on Friday, May 12. The No. 42 Hoosiers will battle the Bulldogs at 10 a.m. on the campus of Vanderbilt University. The Round of 16 through the National Championship match will be May 18-22 in Stanford, California at Taube Tennis Center. In addition, four student-athletes will represent the conference as individuals. From Northwestern, Big Ten Athlete of the Year Cristelle Grier received the league's automatic qualification, while teammate Georgia Rose earned an at-large bid. Iowa's Meg Racette and Wisconsin's Caitlin Burke were also at-large selections. In doubles competition, Alexis Prousis and Grier team up for the Big Ten's automatic bid. -Complete Bracket-

The NCAA Division I tennis committee has selected five Big Ten teams into the field of 64 which will compete in the women's tennis championships.  The conference is one of only three to earn five or more bids. Northwestern (20-04), which won last weekend's Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten's automatic berth for the eighth-straight year, leads the conference with a No. 9 ranking and will host Illinois-Chicago in first-round action. No. 43 Purdue (13-10) will face Harvard, also in Evanston, setting up a potential meeting between the two conference squads in the second round at the Wildcats home court. 

No. 31 Iowa (18-5), who finished second in the Big Ten regular season standings, will travel to Miami (Fla.) to square off against Florida International.  No. 29 Michigan (16-7), who reached the Big Ten Championship final, will face Nebraska in South Bend, Ind. 

The final conference team in the tournament is No. 42 Indiana, set to make its 24th appearance in the NCAA Championship. IU (17-8) will face No. 25 Georgia (12-9) on Friday, May 12. The No. 42 Hoosiers will battle the Bulldogs at 10 a.m. on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

The Round of 16 through the National Championship match will be May 18-22 in Stanford, California at Taube Tennis Center.

In addition, four student-athletes will represent the conference as individuals.  From Northwestern, Big Ten Athlete of the Year Cristelle Grier received the league's automatic qualification, while teammate Georgia Rose earned an at-large bid.  Iowa's Meg Racette and Wisconsin's Caitlin Burke were also at-large selections.  In doubles competition, Alexis Prousis and Grier team up for the Big Ten's automatic bid.

-Complete Bracket-


 

 

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