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MSU, Ole Miss tennis teams receive NCAA bids

The MSU men and the Ole Miss women will host the first and second round.

Posted: May 1, 2018 9:16 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics/Ole Miss Athletics) - The Mississippi State men and the Ole Miss women's tennis teams will host first and second round matches of the NCAA Tournament, it was announced Tuesday.

The Ole Miss men also received their 25th consecutive NCAA bid while the MSU women are also in the field.

The newly-crowned SEC Tournament Champion Bulldogs – who earned the No. 6 national seed in this year’s NCAA Championship - will host the event May 11-12, at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre on campus.

Play will begin Friday, May 11, with the first match pitting second-seeded Memphis (18-5) against third-seeded South Alabama (14-9) at 10 a.m. CT. Following the match between the Tigers and Jaguars, ninth-ranked MSU will face Tennessee Tech (10-11), scheduled to start no earlier than 1 p.m. The winners of the Friday contests will then face each other in the second-round matchup on Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. for the right to advance to the NCAA Round of 16 in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 18.

The Rebels will head to Palo Alto, California where they will face Duke in the first round May 12 at 12 p.m. CT.

Stanford, the No. 4 overall seed, is hosting the first two rounds and will face New Mexico State in the first round. The winners will meet in the second round May 13 at 4 p.m. CT for a berth in the Sweet Sixteen in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

For the third time in program history and first since 2012, the Ole Miss women will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, as the 64-team bracket was revealed Tuesday on NCAA.com. The Rebels earned the No. 5 overall seed and will host the first and second rounds at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center May 11-12.

The Rebels, who earned their 10th consecutive bid, also hosted in 1999 and 2012.

Making the trip to Oxford will be Missouri State, Syracuse and Wichita State. Ole Miss will face Missouri State May 11 at 4 p.m., while Syracuse and Wichita State will kick off the weekend at Noon on May 11. The winners will meet May 12 at 2 p.m. for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

For a school-record fourth year in a row, the Mississippi State women’s tennis team has earned a bid to the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship, the NCAA announced Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are headed to the University of North Carolina, and will face William & Mary in the first round on Friday at 9 a.m. CT at UNC’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.


On Friday, the first match will showcase 31st-ranked MSU (15-10) against William & Mary (17-9). Following the Bulldog-Tribe battle, second-ranked host UNC will battle Morgan State in the other first round matchup at 12 p.m. CT. The winners of the two Friday matches will then face each other in the second round match on Saturday for the right to move on to the NCAA Round of 16 in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 17 at 2 p.m. CT.

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