Razorbacks Earn Bid To NCAA Championship
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Subcommittee announced the 64 teams and 16 first- and second-round sites for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship on Tuesday.
For the second-consecutive season, No. 32 Arkansas (16-13, 5-8) will head to the Oklahoma State Regional, which will be held May 13-14 at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Razorbacks will battle No. 29 Tulsa (21-4) in the first round on May 13. First serve is slated for 10 a.m. CDT.
The winner will advance to play the winner between No. 15 host Oklahoma State (23-4) – who is the country’s No. 12 seed overall – and Albany (14-7) on May 14 in the second round. The winner of that match will earn a spot in the NCAA Championship’s round of 16, which will be held May 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Arkansas holds a 24-5 advantage over the Golden Hurricane in the all-time series, dating back to 1980. Tulsa defeated the Razorbacks 6-1 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, earlier this season.
Tuesday’s selection marked the program’s 14th all-time NCAA Championship bid. Last season, the Razorbacks fell 4-1 to No. 27 Arizona State in the first round.
Tickets for the Stillwater Regional are available for $5, with students from Oklahoma State and visiting schools admitted for $3. All seats are general admission and there will be no complimentary tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling 877-ALL-4-OSU or by visiting the ticket trailer at the Greenwood Tennis Center on competition days.
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