Cardinal to Face Quinnipiac in First Round of NCAA Tournament

May 3, 2006

NCAA Bracket

Stanford has been selected as a host site for the 2006 NCAA Men's and Women's First and Second Round matches to be played at the Taube Tennis Center May 13-15. The women's first and second round matches will be played May 13-14 while the men's first and second round matches will take place May 14-15. The Cardinal men and women will face Quinnipiac in the first round.

The NCAA announced today the 64-team field for both the men's and women's tournaments and the pairings for the 16 first/second round sites. The winners of each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship, which will take place at Stanford's Taube Tennis Center May 18-29 in the first ever combined men's and women's tournament.

The Cardinal men, 15-3 and ranked 13th in the country, will face Quinnipiac in the first round on Saturday, May 13 at 12:00 pm. Cal will play U.C. Santa Barbara in the other first round match at 9:00 am on May 13. The winners will advance to the second round on Sunday, May 14 at 11:00 am with a trip to the NCAA Championship at stake.

The top eight seeds were Georgia (25-0), Pepperdine (30-2), Texas (22-3), Duke (20-6), Baylor (20-6), Ohio State (25-1), Illinois (22-6) and Virginia (21-8). Stanford was seeded 13th in the 64-team field.

Tickets for the NCAA First/Second Round are available at the Stanford Athletic Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.

2006 NCAA First/Second Round Schedule

Friday, May 12
12:00 pm - Women's first round: BYU vs. Arizona
3:00 pm -Women's first round: Stanford (24-0) vs. Quinnipiac

Saturday, May 13
9:00 am - Men's first round: Cal vs. UC Santa Barbara
12:00 pm - Men's first round: Stanford (15-3) vs. Quinnipiac
3:00 pm - Women's second round

Sunday, May 14
11:00 am - Men's second round

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