Indiana Earns NCAA Berth, Travels to Northwestern to Face Boise State
May 1, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team earned its 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, as announced by the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Subcommittee on May 1. Indiana will travel to Evanston, Ill., to face Boise State in the first round on May 11 at 10 a.m. CT.
Host Northwestern and Western Michigan will also compete in the Evanston regional. The winners will face each other on May 12 at noon.
"It's exciting to get a chance to play someone we've never played before in Boise State," head coach Lin Loring said. "That'll be fun. If we beat them we'll get another shot at Northwestern that we didn't get at the Big Ten Championship. All-in-all, I think it's a good draw for us and we're just excited to be in the NCAA Tournament."
The 24th-ranked Hoosiers (20-6) fell in the semifinals of the Big Ten Championship to Michigan, 4-2. Senior Laura McGaffigan and sophomore Alba Berdala were named All-Big Ten. Indiana finished second in the regular season Big Ten standings with a 9-1 conference record.
Boise State (18-4) is ranked 43rd in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. The Broncos finished second in the Western Athletic Conference, falling in the championship game to Fresno State, 4-0. Polinka Kokoulina was named to the All-WAC first team in singles while Jana Mackova and Laura Baum earned first team all-conference honors in doubles.
The regional winners will compete at the University of Georgia, May 18-22, for the NCAA title.
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