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Fourth-Seeded Women's Tennis to Host NCAA Openers

May 3, 2021
(Photo: Chadd Cady)

INDIANAPOLIS – The UCLA women's tennis team was chosen to host NCAA Division I Championship first- and second-round matches as the tournament's No. 4 seed, the selection committee announced Monday. The program has now been selected for the postseason field each year since the team format was adopted in 1982, joining just Stanford in accomplishing that feat.

Play from Los Angeles Tennis Center begins Friday. The Bruins (19-4), who received one of 34 at-large bids, meet WAC regular-season and tournament champion Grand Canyon (12-8) at 10 a.m., PT. Texas Tech (15-8) and San Diego (15-4), which earned at-large berths out of the Big 12 and WCC, respectively, square off in the other first-round match at 1 p.m. Winners meet Saturday at 1 p.m. for spot in the round of 16.

UCLA has never faced GCU.

In compliance with state and county public health guidance, the matches will be open to a limited number of team guests. Tickets will not be available to the general public, and non-ticketed guests should not come to LATC. The UCLA campus remains closed to the general public. Live streaming and live scoring for all matches will be available HERE.

The winner of each site advances to the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 16-28. The event will be hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.