April 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's tennis team earmed the No. 7 seed in the upcoming NCAA Championships and will host a four-team NCAA Regional at the Los Angeles Tennis Center from May 11-12, the NCAA announced on Tuesday.
The Bruins (16-5) open up NCAA Regional play against Patriot League Champion Army (22-6) at Noon on Saturday, May 11. The other first-round match that day features Long Beach State (21-3) taking on Oklahoma State (15-8) at 9:00 a.m. The two winners will meet on Sunday at Noon for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships, which kick off on May 17 in Champaign, Ill.
The top-seeded UCLA men (24-1) will also host a four-team NCAA Regional next week. The Bruins, who are seeded No. 1 for the first time since 1999, open up play against Summit League Champion UMKC (13-10) on Friday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. The other first-round match that day features Drake (24-3) and TCU (18-9) at 10:00 a.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., with the winner of that match advancing to the NCAA Championships beginning on May 16 (also in Champaign).
Tickets for next week's NCAA Regionals can be purchased upon entrance to the Los Angeles Tennis Center (there are no advanced ticket sales). Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for youth/students.
NCAA Tennis Regional Schedule
May 10-12 @ UCLA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Friday, May 10
Drake vs. TCU - 10:00 a.m. (men)
(1) UCLA vs. UMKC - 1:00 p.m. (men)
Saturday, May 11
Long Beach State vs. Oklahoma State - 9:00 a.m. (women)
(7) UCLA vs. Army - Noon (women)
Men's Second Round - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12
Women's Second Round - Noon