Central Arkansas Faces Oklahoma State in NCAA Tournament

first_imgThe winner between the Bears and Cowgirls will face the winner of Washington State and Miami (Fla.), who face each other in the first match of the day at 2 p.m. on Friday. Fuka Nonoyama was named First-Team All-Southland with an 11-2 mark at No. 2 singles, and the duo of Mei Ishimura and Yada Vasupongchai joined Xin and Marli Van Heerden on the doubles first team with a 12-5 record at No. 2 doubles. Washington State (19-10, 3-7 Pac-12) lost to No. 3 national seed Stanford in quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. Miami (18-7, 9-5 ACC) defeated eight nationally-ranked squads this season but didn’t have an answer for No. 2 national seed North Carolina in the ACC semifinal round. The Bears’ Southland Conference tournament run included a 4-3 victory over defending tournament champion McNeese, a dominant 4-0 win over the No. 2-seeded Lady Demons of Northwestern State and a 4-2 triumph over Sam Houston State in the championship match to claim their first automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. STILLWATER, OKLA. – The Central Arkansas women’s tennis team will take on Oklahoma State, the No. 15 national seed, in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Tournament at 5 p.m. CT Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center on the OSU campus.center_img UCA is led by Southland Conference Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin, who secured the clinching point in the title match against the league’s Player of the Year, Sahaja Yamalapalli. Xin, who earned first-team all-conference laurels at top-flight doubles and second-team all-conference honors at No. 1 singles, went 12-3 in singles play and 12-5 in doubles action. On the other side of the net, OSU placed four on the All-Big 12 teams. Katarina Stresnakova received a first-team nod after half of her 12 wins came against nationally-ranked opponents. Sofia Blanco and Catherine Gulihur received first-team doubles honors with a 9-1 record in Big 12 play. Gulihur also claimed a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Oklahoma State picked up 12 wins over nationally-ranked opponents on their way to a 19-7 record, including an 8-1 mark in Big 12 play with its only loss coming to then No. 6 Texas. The Cowgirls fell to No. 20 Kansas 4-2 in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.last_img