Tennis: Men’s and women’s teams qualify for NCAA Tournament, begin play May 9

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

Both Northwestern tennis teams will begin NCAA Tournament play May 9. 

The brackets, released Tuesday, have the No. 15 women hosting Miami (OH) in Evanston, while the men play Mississippi in South Bend, Ind.

The NU women (19-6) are coming off a dramatic Big Ten Tournament title that earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA field. Their opponent, Miami (OH) (17-6) secured its bid with a second consecutive Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship. The winner of the matchup will face the winner of the DePaul and Notre Dame match the following day.

The Wildcats’ men’s team lost in the Big Ten semifinals but garnered an at-large bid and will take on a Mississippi team that finished 15-13 overall, 4-8 in the tough SEC and are led by conference player of the year Nik Scholtz. If NU prevails, it will face the winner of Green Bay and 13th-seeded Notre Dame.

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