Women’s Tennis: Warhawks to face Texas A&M in NCAA First Round

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Monroe, La. – The ULM tennis team learned its opponent on Tuesday for the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship, as the Warhawks will face Texas A&M out of the SEC at Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas at a time which is to be determined.

The Warhawks enter the NCAA Tournament with a 16-1 mark on the spring, which was capped off by winning the 2017 SBC Championship in New Orleans on April 23 over South Alabama. On the season, the Warhawks also picked up a signature win over then-No. 40 Tulane in New Orleans.

The Warhawks received a top 50 ITA ranking following that win over the Green Wave and individually, Petra Horakova spent time in the singles rankings for the ITA. The Warhawks are led by Horakova’s 16-0 mark in spring play this year while Tiffany Mylonas and Madalina Grigoriu each enter the postseason at 12-2. Stefana Andrei has a mark of 11-3 as she paced the Warhawks in Sun Belt All-Conference awards with three honors.

Texas A&M enters the postseason with a 16-12 record while going 6-7 in the SEC this season. They are led by Rachel Pierson, who is 16-9 while playing out of the number one position for the Aggies. Texas A&M went 9-10 against ranked teams on the season against a strong schedule.

The Warhawks and Aggies faced five common opponents during the spring season. Those five included Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, SMU and Auburn. The Aggies went a perfect 5-0 against that group of teams while the Warhawks went 4-1 with their only blemish of the spring coming against Auburn. In each teams respective history they have faced each other seven times with the Warhawks holding a 6-1 advantage in the all-time series.

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