Women's Tennis Earns Regional Host for NCAA Tournament

by Robert Quiroga | Communications Student Assistant
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Women's Tennis Earns Regional Host for NCAA Tournament

Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU Tennis Complex will play host to the NCAA Tournament’s Baton Rouge Regional as the No. 12-seeded LSU Women’s Tennis team (14-5) will host the Boston University Terriers, Michigan Wolverines, and Rice Owls, beginning on Friday, May 7.

“We’re super excited,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “This hosting is attributed to the high level that our team’s played at all season. Being a national seed and hosting an NCAA regional was a goal of ours, and we love that we get to start the tournament playing in front of our fans.”

First round action begins on Friday, May 7 with Michigan facing Rice at 10 a.m. CT, followed by LSU taking on Boston at 1 p.m. The winner of those two matchups will move on to the second round, where the teams will face off on Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m. for a spot in the Sweet 16.

This marks the first time the Tigers will host a regional in the NCAA Tournament, with their No. 12 seeding also marking a new program-high for NCAA seeding.  

“We’re fired up and excited to host three really good teams in Baton Rouge this weekend and we can’t wait to get it going.” Sell said.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

NCAA Women’s Tennis Schedule
Baton Rouge, La. (LSU Tennis Complex)
All Times Central
Single-elimination format

Friday, May 7
First Round

Rice vs. Michigan, 10 a.m.
Boston University vs. LSU, 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 8
Second Round

Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner, 1 p.m.