Women's Tennis To Face Michigan In NCAA First Round

Head coach Shannon Tully
Head coach Shannon Tully

May 1, 2012

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CHICAGO – During the NCAA Selection Show on Tuesday evening, it was announced that the UIC women's tennis team will face No. 15 Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  The Flames are making their 14th-consecutive NCAA appearance after capturing their 16th-straight Horizon League Championship.

"We are excited to be in the NCAA Tournament and have the chance to compete against anyone," head coach Shannon Tully said.  "Michigan is a very strong team, but we are experienced and had better results this year than ever.  I think we are just excited to compete and see how we match up."

UIC (18-3) meets Michigan (17-6) for the second time in the NCAA Tournament, after going up against the Wolverines in the first round in 2010.  The Flames are looking to advance for the first time in program history, as the winner goes on to the second round and will face Texas A&M or Louisiana State.

Competition gets underway Friday, May 11, at noon (CT) in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Varsity Tennis Center.