The Wichita State women's tennis team will head to Austin, Texas to play the University of Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Longhorns (17-7, 7-2) are coming off their win in the Big 12 Tournament, which is their first since 2005. They defeated Texas A&M, 4-2, in the Big 12 Tournament finals.
The Shockers (21-5, 7-0) are coming off their fourth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference title and third straight under head coach Colin Foster. They defeated Illinois State, 4-1, in the MVC Tournament Championship on Sunday.
The first round match will be played on Friday, May 11 at Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The time has yet to be determined.
First- and second-round competition takes place May 11-12 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 17-22. The event will be hosted by the University of Georgia.
The matches shall be regulation dual matches with three eight-game, pro-set doubles played for one team point, followed by six singles matches, each valued at one team point, played best of three sets. Regular scoring will be used and a 12-point tiebreaker will be played at eight games all in doubles and at six games all in singles.