UChicago tennis teams secure NCAA Tournament bids, women set to host regional

UChicago tennis teams secure NCAA Tournament bids, women set to host regional

NCAA Men's Tennis Bracket

NCAA Women's Tennis Bracket

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's and women's tennis teams were both selected to the NCAA Division III Championships on Monday.

On the women's side, UChicago will serve as the host of a seven-team regional on Friday-Sunday, May 12-14. The Maroons received a first-round bye and will play the winner of Coe College (18-9) versus Augustana College (24-6). The other participating teams in the regional include Gustavus Adolphus College (19-7), St. Norbert College (23-11), Kenyon College (11-9) and Franciscan University (14-6).

The Maroons own a 16-4 record and are ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). They took second place at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship in April. This marks UChicago's 10th NCAA postseason appearance and ninth straight since 2009. They've reached the quarterfinals six times, the semifinals four times and the finals once in program history.

UChicago's women received one of nine Pool C at-large berths to the tournament. The NCAA bracket is composed of 49 total teams.

On the men's side, the Maroons are slated to travel north to Gustavus Adolphus College for a six-team regional scheduled to take place May 12-14. As the top seed, UChicago earned a first-round bye and will face either Coe College (25-5) or Grinnell College (18-9). Gustavus Adolphus (24-8) also received a bye and will face off with either University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (14-11) or Concordia University Wisconsin (20-6).

UChicago takes a 17-4 record and a No. 6 ITA national rankings into weekend action. The squad placed third at the UAA Championship in April. This marks the fifth NCAA postseason appearance for the men's team and third in-a-row. The Maroons reached the national semifinals in both 2015 and 2016.

The Maroon men were one of six Pool C at-large selections in the 43-team bracket.