Cowboy, Cowgirl Tennis to Host NCAA Tournament Regionals

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Both the men and women’s tennis squads were rewarded with opening round hosting duties in the NCAA Tournament Regionals following tremendous seasons.The men’s team received the 11th overall seed in the tournament and will host Drake, their first opponent, No. 25 Illinois, and UMKC.Unlike baseball, the Regionals are single elimination. The Cowboys will look to advance to the second round from Stillwater for the second consecutive year. Coach Jay Udwadia’s hope is that they can capture a similar magic that the ladies did last year.“We’ve seen over the years that any team can make a run through the tournament,” Udwadia said. “We saw it here at OSU last year with the women’s tennis team, so we’re going to take it one match at a time.Coach Udwadia met with members of the media after today’s selection show. Hear what he had to say below. #okstate #NCAATennis— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) May 3, 2017 “I want to congratulate our guys on being selected to host again this year. We were the No. 16 seed last year and now we’re up to No. 11, but we want to keep going up.We’re not quite done at the Greenwood Tennis Center this season! #okstate draws UMKC in next weekend’s first round. #NCAATennis— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) May 2, 2017Men’s tennis play will begin Friday, May 12th at the Greenwood Center.For the third consecutive year, the Cowgirl tennis team will host a Regional in Stillwater. As the 9th overall seed, the Cowgirls will look to make some serious noise in the postseason after capturing a share of the Big 12 regular season title this year.An experienced and senior led group of ladies will host UMKC, Arkansas, and Wichita St with play beginning Sunday, May 14th. Come out and support the ladies protect their undefeated home court record and journey to back to the title game.The Cowgirls are hosting! Find out details about #okstate’s sixth-straight NCAA Tournament selection here:— OSU Women’s Tennis (@CowgirlTennis) May 2, 2017Tickets for both the men’s and women’s matches can be purchased by calling the OSU Athletic office or can be purchased at the Greenwood Center.last_img

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