Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WOMEN'S TENNIS HEADED TO STANFORD

NCAA Tournament Bracket

Stony Brook, N.Y. - After winning its first America East championship in program history over the weekend, the Stony Brook women's tennis team will travel to face fourth-seeded Stanford for an NCAA first round matchup on May 11 at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
Joining the Seawolves and the Cardinal at the Palo Alto Regional will be St. Mary's (Ca.) and Yale. The time of the Stony Brook's match against Stanford has yet to be announced.
Led by Most Outstanding Player Polina Movchan, the Seawolves knocked off 18-time defending champion Boston University, 4-3, on Saturday in the semifinals before knocking off UMBC in the final, 4-2, on Sunday at US National Tennis Center.
A freshman, Movchan won the clinching match in both the semifinals and finals. She is 18-2 at No. 2 singles this season including a 3-0 mark at the America East Championships.
Junior No. 1 Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) is 16-4 in dual matches and earlier this season became the first player in program history to be nationally ranked by the ITA.
The 2010 NCAA Champion and 2011 National runner-up, Stanford went 18-1 this season and earned a share of the Pac-12 regular season championship. The Cardinal are led by Nicole Gibbs, the third-ranked singles player in the nation who collected her first career singles title at the Pac-12 championships on Sunday.
First and second round regional action is played May 11-13 at 16 campus sites.
The later rounds as well as the individual singles and doubles tournament are set for May 17-28, to be hosted at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex.