May 1, 2012
The University of Minnesota men's tennis team is headed to Oklahoma to face Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The winner of the Minnesota-Tulsa match will face the winner of the match between host Oklahoma and UMKC. Competition will be held at Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla., on May 11-12.
Minnesota is ranked No. 36 and finished the regular season with a 13-7 mark. Tulsa checks in at No. 20 in the rankings and is 18-8 overall. The Gophers lead the all-time series against Tulsa 2-1, but the teams have not met since 1993.
Oklahoma, which is ranked No. 12 in the nation, ended the season with an 18-3 record. UMKC is unranked and completed the year with a 10-15 record.
Tulsa has won eight straight matches and has won 12 of its last 13 contests. Tulsa is making its 14th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its seventh-straight trip to the national competition.
This is the fourth straight year and fifth time in six seasons under coach Geoff Young that Minnesota has earned a bid in the NCAA tournament. Minnesota lost 4-3 to Fresno State last year in the first round of the tournament in Berkeley, Calif. Young previously led Minnesota to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2010.
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