The 2011-12 LSU Women's Tennis team
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Women's Tennis to Face Texas A&M in NCAA's
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Published: May 01, 2012, 06:55 PM (CT)
by Jacob Most, SID Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE -- The LSU women's tennis team received an at-large bid to face 19th-ranked Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Tournament, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
 
The first and second rounds will be hosted at Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center on May 11-12 in Ann Arbor, Mich. 
 
The Lady Tigers and Aggies meet at 9 a.m. CT on Friday. The winner of the match between LSU (11-12) and Texas A&M (18-5) will face either No. 15 national seed Michigan or the University of Illinois-Chicago in the second round on Saturday at noon CT.
 
"We are really excited to be back in the Tournament," LSU head coach Tony Minnis said. "The good thing about now is everything is fresh. Hopefully we can bounce back against a familiar opponent in Texas A&M."

LSU is making its 16th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance, with 15 postseason trips coming under the Minnis' direction. The Lady Tigers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 when the LSU advanced to the Round of 32.

The Lady Tigers squared off against the Aggies earlier this season falling 5-2 on Feb. 5 at W.T. Dub Robinson Stadium.
 
For the latest updates and information follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @LSUwten and at www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

NCAA FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS
(Varsity Tennis Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.)
 
Friday, May 11
No. 21 Texas A&M (18-5) vs. No. 45 LSU (11-12), 10 a.m.
No. 15 Michigan (17-6) vs. Illinois-Chicago (18-3), 1 p.m.
 
Saturday, May 12
No. 15 Michigan/Illinois-Chicago winner vs. No. 21 Texas A&M/No. 45 LSU winner, 1 p.m.

TICKETS: Daily tickets, priced at $6 for adults and $4 for youth (18 and younger) and senior citizens (55 and older), will be sold on site each day of the tournament. There will be (1) ticket entrance located on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance (weather permitting). In the event of unfavorable conditions, the ticket table will be located inside the Varsity Tennis Center main entrance. Please contact Ryan Campbell, Ticket Director at the University of Michigan Ticket Office for more information at (734) 764-8178.

 

 

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