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Huskies Net Bid To NCAA Championships

May 2, 2022

SEATTLE – The Husky men's tennis team is tourney-bound. Washington, thanks in large part to its run to the Pac-12 Championship final, earned an at-large bid today to the NCAA Team Championships, and will begin its NCAA run this Friday, May 6, against Pepperdine in Columbia, South Carolina.
 
The University of South Carolina, seeded 10th overall in the tournament, is the host of the four-team section. South Carolina will take on South Carolina State in the first round, with the winner of that match taking on the winner of the UW-Pepperdine match on Saturday, May 7, for a spot in the super regional/round of 16. The Huskies and Waves will be playing at 10 a.m. Eastern time Friday, meaning a 7 a.m. Pacific start.
 
The winner of each NCAA opening four-team pod advances to super-regional competition May 13 or 14. Each super-regional site will feature two teams playing a single-elimination format. The super-regional winners advance to the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Illinois, where the eight teams will compete for the national championship May 19-22. The event will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
This is the 22nd NCAA Championship bid for the Huskies under Head Coach Matt Anger, currently in his 28th season. It's the first trip for the Dawgs since 2017.
 
"We've been waiting all week to find out, so we're excited," said Anger. "We're just ready to get going. We're going to try and get on the road as soon as possible to get to South Carolina. Usually we play Pepperdine every year, but we didn't play them this year, so it's going to be a fun match and trust me, we're looking forward to it!"
 
Washington wrapped up its regular season with an 18-11 record, advancing to the Pac-12 tourney final for the first time with wins over Oregon, Arizona, and UCLA, where it dropped the championship match to USC. The win over then-No. 15 Arizona was key to propelling the Dawgs up the rankings and into at-large selection position.
 
The Huskies are one of five Pac-12 teams to make the field. Only USC earned a top-16 seed and hosting duties, as the No. 13 seed. Stanford, Utah, and Arizona will also be on the road this week.