UK Women's Tennis Earns Second Consecutive NCAA Berth
LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second consecutive season and the 22nd time in program history, the No. 24 Kentucky women’s tennis team earned an NCAA Tournament bid and was selected to compete in the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships. The Wildcats earned the No. 2 seed in the Ann Arbor, Mich., Regional and will open NCAA competition on May 8 at 10 a.m. ET vs. No. 35 DePaul.
Kentucky (15-12) earned back-to-back NCAA bids for the first time since 2008-09, the last time UK made the postseason before it returned last season.
“After a few weeks of hard work and recovery, our team is excited and hungry to compete at the NCAA Regionals,” UK head coach Carlos Drada said. “We are grateful to be in the tournament again and look forward to a great weekend in Ann Arbor. It’s a great opportunity to extend our season and we are very excited with what the future holds.”
The Wildcats open NCAA action in the first round vs. third-seeded DePaul (21-4) on Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. ET at Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The second contest of the first round features No. 12 Michigan (24-3) and Miami [Ohio] (19-6). Michigan is seeded 11th overall in the 64-team tournament. The two winners square off in the second round on May 9 at 1 p.m., with the winner advancing to the 16-team NCAA Championships, May 15-19 in Waco, Texas.
DePaul won its second consecutive BIG EAST Tournament title in 2015 and has won eight consecutive matches. The Blue Demons are 13-1 since Feb. 28 and 4-3 vs. ranked opponents this season.
Michigan won the Big Ten Tournament and regular season titles and went 11-0 in conference play. The Wolverines have won a school-record 18 consecutive matches.
Miami (Ohio) won its third consecutive Mid-American Conference Tournament championship and went a perfect 8-0 in MAC play. The RedHawks posted their 21st regular-season MAC crown and registered their 18th undefeated league slate. Miami has won 11 matches in a row.
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