Men’s Tennis Player Earns Bid To NCAA Tournament

May 6, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie

SMU tennis player Artem Baradach, currently ranked No. 47 in the ITA, received an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

As the Mustangs No. 1 singles players, Baradach earned a 16-7 record, going 4-3 against nationally ranked opponents. He finished the season winning eight of his last nine matches.

His 2010 record includes a 6-0, 6-1 victory in Austin over then No. 7 ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky of Texas.

He finished off the season with a win over No. 35 Marcelo Arevalo of Tulsa, in the semifinals of the C-USA Championship.

The University of Georgia hosts the NCAA men’s singles championships which are scheduled for May 26-31 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.

SMU Women Earn Top Seed In Conference Tournament

April 22, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie

After finishing the regular season with a No. 27 national ranking, the SMU women’s tennis team looks to defend its Conference USA title as the No. 1 seed.

The Mustangs (22-3) received a first round bye and will take on the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 8 Southern Miss and No. 9 Memphis. The second round match up is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in Tulsa.

SMU enters the season finale tournament with three ITA ranked singles players: No. 29 Marta Lesniak, No. 114 Aleksandra Malyarchikova, and No. 116 Edyta Cieplucha. These three helped the team go 6-0 in C-USA play this season.

The next closest ranked team is No. 35 Tulsa and No. 47 Rice. SMU topped both teams during the regular season.

The C-USA Championship runs April 22-25. The champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. The NCAA Tournament selections will be announced on Tuesday, April 27; the tournament begins on May 1.