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Tennis selection show to stream on NCAA.com

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tennis selection show to stream on NCAA.com

FAYETTEVILLE – The men’s and women’s NCAA Tennis Tournament field will be released tomorrow with the women’s bracket released at 4 p.m. and the men’s bracket at 4:30 p.m. Both fields will be released as part of the selection show which will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

The Arkansas women’s tennis team is looking for its fifth straight bid to the NCAA Tournament and sixth in the last seven years. The Razorbacks currently hold a No. 33 ranking in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Last year, the team hosted the Fayetteville Regional and advanced to the second round after defeating Sacramento State, 4-1.

Head women’s coach Michael Hegarty is currently in his ninth season at the helm at Arkansas and has taken the Razorbacks to the tournament five times in those nine years. His greatest showing came in 2008 when the team advanced all the way to the Elite Eight.

For the Arkansas men’s team, head coach Robert Cox is looking for his tenth appearance in the national tournament as Arkansas’ head coach. The team currently sits at No. 55 in the ITA national rankings and is looking for its first bid since 2006 when the team advanced to the second round. The Razorbacks finished the season 14-13 with wins over five ranked teams.

The selection show for the women’s tennis field will be streamed online at NCAA.com starting at 4 p.m. The men’s portion will follow shortly after at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Razorback tennis throughout the postseason, stay up to date on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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