No. 32 Kentucky Set for First Round of NCAA Tournament
May 8, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 32 University of Kentucky women’s tennis will travel to Charlottesville, Va., to face Columbia University, Friday, May 9, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament hosted by the University of Virginia at the Snyder Tennis Center. The match will begin at 10 a.m. ET.
Kentucky (16-11, 6-9 SEC) is competing in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. This will be the team’s 21st NCAA Championship berth in school history. The Wildcat's at-large bid into the tournament follows the best season the team has had since 2008. Kentucky won 16 matches including six wins over ranked opponents and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Wildcats boast two ranked doubles teams in seniors Cece Witten and Caitlin McGraw, who are ranked 40th in the nation, and No. 54 Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi. Ravita is also ranked 47th in singles.
Columbia went 16-4 overall this season and 5-2 in Ivy League play and earned their first trip to the NCAA Championships in school history. The Lions are lead by Tina Jiang, who is undefeated at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles positions and is on a 16 match win streak in doubles when paired with Crystal Leung.
Admission to the NCAA first and second round matches at Snyder Tennis Center is free. Live scoring for the match will be available online at www.VirginiaSports.com
2014 NCAA TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP - CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL
FRIDAY, MAY 9
10 a.m. - Kentucky (16-11) vs. Columbia (16-4)
1 p.m.* - Virginia (21-5) vs. Youngstown State (14-11)
SATURDAY, MAY 10
3 p.m.* - Women's Second Round
*match will not start before scheduled time