Bloomington, Ind. - The No. 21 Indiana womens tennis team was selected as an at-large team to the 64-team field of the 2004 NCAA Division I Womens Tennis Championships. The Hoosiers will make their 21st appearance in the National Championships over the last 26 years.
Indiana (17-7) will travel to No. 6 Southern California where they will battle the No. 41 Arizona Wildcats (6-12) in one regional match up. In the other, the host and eighth-seeded Trojans (16-6) will square off with the American University Eagles (16-8). The regional competition will be held May 14-16 with times to be announced.
Its great to be going to play on the west coast, head coach Lin Loring said. We havent played Arizona in several years, and it will be fun to play someone not on our schedule during the season.
The NCAA Division I Women's Tennis tournament is a 64-team field at 16 regional sites with the top 16 teams serving as hosts. The field is comprised of 31 conference champions and 33 at-large qualifiers. Seven Big Ten teams qualified for the tournament, including Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, and Indiana.
The winner of the 16 regional competitions will advance to the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia. The team championship will be held May 20-29.