Don Vieth, Director of Athletic Communications
INDIANAPOLIS – For the second year in the row the RiverHawks are the Central Region’s top seed and will host the opening-round matches for the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championship.
The RiverHawks with an 18-5 NCAA Division II record will host No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney (13-11) and No. 5 Central Oklahoma (12-8) who will face each other in the opening round on May 1 in Tahlequah; Northeastern State will face the winner on May 2.
The winner of the regional will advance to the NCAA Round of 16 which will be held on May 10-13 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Northeastern State has advanced to the final-16 in the last four seasons but has not advanced further in the tournament.
This is the 17th NCAA Championship appearance and the fifth straight for Northeastern State.
NCAA CENTRAL REGION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS
Tahlequah, Okla. – May 1
Match 1 – No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney vs. No. 5 Central Oklahoma – TBA
NCAA CENTRAL REGION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Tahlequah, Okla. – May 2
Match 2 – No. 1 Northeastern State vs. Match 1 winner – TBA
1. Northeastern State* (MIAA)
2. Southeastern Oklahoma* (GAC)
3. Southwest Baptist (MIAA)
4. Central Oklahoma (MIAA)
5. Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA)
6. Washburn (MIAA)
7. Augustana (NSIC)
* Denotes host institutions