Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M.– The New Mexico women’s tennis team learned on Tuesday that it would face No. 16 seed Texas Tech in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday, May 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
“We’re extremely excited that all of our hard has paid off,” NM State head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “We felt like we were going to play a No. 1 and No. 2 seed, but the fact that we drew a No. 16 seed really gives us a shot to get an upset.”
The Aggies, who earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships after winning the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship, will be making their first NCAA appearance in program history.
NM State go into the NCAA Championships with a 13-10 overall record.
This will be the first meeting between both teams since, the 2003 season when the Red Raiders picked-up a 4-3 victory over the Aggies.
Texas Tech finished the regular season 17-5 before reaching the Big 12 tournament championship and losing 4-0 to Baylor.
The Red Raiders also have a 12-1 record at home this spring.
Lubbock will also be the site of the first round match-up between LSU and New Mexico, whom the winner of that dual-math will play the winner of the NM State and Texas Tech dual-match.