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Men's Tennis Headed to NCAA Championship
By: Kevin Meinholz, Sports Information Director
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The UW-Eau Claire men's tennis team will join 41 other teams in this year's NCAA Division III Championship, the NCAA announced today.
This is the second year in a row the Blugolds will compete in the NCAA Championship and the third time in school history. The Blugolds made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament during the 1995-96 season. Eau Claire holds a 1-2 record all-time in NCAA postseason play. Before joining the NCAA, the Blugolds appeared in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournament 10 times and won the NAIA District 14 title nine times.
This year, Eau Claire will compete in a six-team, single-elimination regional Friday-Sunday at UW-Whitewater.
Friday the Blugolds will face UW-Whitewater. Last season the Blugolds opened the NCAA Championship against the Warhawks and fell 5-0, but this season in a regular season match the Blugolds beat Whitewater 7-2. Eau Claire comes into the weekend with a 24-6 dual meet record while Whitewater is 21-9.
Also competing at the regional in Whitewater are Kenyon College (19-6), Carleton College (19-3), Trinity University (16-9) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (10-5).
Oberlin College and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host the team championship finals May 25-27 at the Don Hunsinger Courts in Oberlin, Ohio.