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Women’s Tennis Team to Play in NCAA Tournament

Women’s Tennis Team to Play in NCAA Tournament

4/26/2013
 
Contact: John Simms
304-766-5760
simmsj@wvstateu.edu
 
April 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Women’s Tennis Team to Play in NCAA Tournament

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s tennis champion West Virginia State University (WVSU) is seeded third in this weekend’s NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Yellow Jackets finished the season with a 17-8 overall record including a spotless 10-0 conference mark. They will face sixth seeded Slippery Rock (12-8) at 3 p.m. Saturday. Host IUP (17-7), the second seed, will play seventh seeded Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion Shaw (25-2) at 1 p.m., with the final set for an undetermined time on Sunday.

This is the sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament for WVSU and the program’s highest seeding. Team members are Cora Berna, Diana Cotoros, Brittany Franco, Jordan Kerns, Charlotte Sandy, Amber Schneider, and Andreea Slusarciuc.

Sunday’s winner will advance to the Final 16 to be held in Surprise, Arizona beginning May 8.

West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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