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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 25, 2007

Northwest Tennis Teams Advance to NCAA Postseason; Men Host North Central Regional

INDIANAPOLIS - ( men's national bracket) ( women's national bracket) Both Northwest Missouri State tennis programs advanced to the 2007 NCAA North Central Regional tournament, with the No. 35 men receiving the No. 2 seed and hosting rights. The women grabbed the No. 4 seed and head to No. 1 seed Washburn. Both tournaments will take place May 3-4. In case of inclement weather, the men's regional will take place at the St. Joseph Tennis and Swim Club.

The men advance to their seventh postseason tournament in the past eight seasons after finishing second at the MIAA Tournament on April 21-22. They will take on St. Cloud (Minn.) State at 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Frank Grube Courts on the Northwest campus. The winner will take on the winner of No. 3 Southwest Baptist and No. 6 Truman State at 10 a.m. on May 4. Washburn is hosting the other regional pod, with No. 1 Washburn meeting No. 8 Emporia State and No. 4 Metropolitan (Colo.) State taking on No. 5 Nebraska-Kearney with action starting at 9 a.m. on May 3. All five men's tennis teams from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Assocation advanced to postseason play.

The Northwest women are competing in their 12th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, and open play against the University of North Dakota at 9 a.m. on May 3 at the Washburn Tennis Complex. The winner of the match will move to meet the winner of No. 1 Washburn and No. 8 Winona (Minn.) State at 12 noon on May 4. Emporia State earned rights to host the second regional pod, taking on No. 7 Mesa (Colo.) State while No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha plays No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth.

Winners of each regional pod advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on May 9-12.

Men's Tournament Schedule
Match 1: Southwest Baptist vs. Truman State, May 3, 9 a.m.
Match 2: Northwest vs. St. Cloud (Minn.) State, May 3, 2 p.m.
Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2, May 4, 10 a.m.

Women's Tournament Schedule
Match 1: Northwest vs. North Dakota, May 3, 9 a.m.
Match 2: Washburn vs. Winona (Minn.) State, May 3, 1 p.m.
Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2, May 4, 12 noon

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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