Men's Tennis Heads To Stanford For NCAA First and Second Rounds

May 5, 2004

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington men's tennis will make its 10th-straight trip to the postseason, as the Huskies head to Stanford for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships, May 15-16, the NCAA announced today. Matches will be held at the Taube Tennis Center located on the Stanford campus.

The No. 23 Huskies (14-8) will first square off with No. 64 New Mexico (17-6) in the opening round, Saturday, May 15th at 9 a.m. PT. The ninth-ranked Cardinal men (16-7) will host Pacific (15-9) in the other first round match at 12 p.m. The winners will play on Sunday, May 16, at noon for the right to advance to the 16-team NCAA team finals in Tulsa, Okla., May 22-25.

Washington is making its 10th-straight trip to the NCAA Championships under head coach Matt Anger. In fact the Huskies are one of four teams to advance as far as the Sweet 16 the last three-straight years, joining Duke, Texas A&M and UCLA. UW finished the year with a 14-8 overall record and a 4-3 conference record, good for a fourth-place finish in the conference standings.

This year marks the second time Washington has played the NCAA first and second rounds in Palo Alto. In 2002, the Huskies defeated Tulane, 4-2, in the first round before stunning the Cardinal, 4-3, on its home courts to advance to the quarterfinals. Washington is 3-3 all-time against New Mexico, with the teams' last meeting a 7-0 shutout by the Huskies in last year's season opener. Washington is also 4-0 against Pacific, but is 2-27 all-time against Stanford.

The NCAA men's singles and doubles championships will the follow the team championships in Tulsa, May 26-31. Those individual selections will be announced Thursday, May 6.

NCAA First and Second Rounds
Taube Tennis Center o Palo Alto, Calif.
Saturday, May 15

Match 1 - Washington vs. New Mexico, 9 a.m.
Match 2 - Stanford vs. Pacific, 12 p.m.

Sunday, May 16
Match 3 - Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2, 12 p.m.

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