Michigan, Northwestern Prep For NCAA Championships Round of 16
May 19, 2010
Two Big Ten women’s tennis teams continue the march toward a national championship this weekend when the NCAA Championships round of 16 begins Thursday morning at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia campus. Michigan and Northwestern will represent the conference at the championship site, where the national champion will be crowned on May 25.
Fourth-seeded Michigan faces No. 13 seed Tennessee at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. The Wolverines, who served as one of 16 regional site hosts, defeated Illinois-Chicago and Big Ten foe Ohio State to advance to the championship venue. Michigan has faced Tennessee once already this season, a Jan. 17 contest at the Michigan Invitational, where the Wolverines won four of six singles matches.
Sixth-seeded Northwestern challenges No. 11 Miami at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday. The Wildcats advanced to the round of 16 after serving as a regional site host, where they defeated Miami (Ohio) and Nebraska en route to the NCAA Championships host site. Northwestern and Miami have met nine times previously, with the Wildcats having won six of the matches.
Following the round of 16 on Thursday, quarterfinal action of the NCAA Championships will be played on Saturday. The semifinals will be held on Monday with the national championship being contested on May 25.