No. 31 Women’s Tennis to Face Pepperdine in First Round

May 4, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Nate Regan

The No. 31 women’s tennis team will face the No. 43 Pepperdine University Waves in the first round of this year’s NCAA Championship May 14 in Stanford, Calif.

SMU (23-4) is making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships, having won last season’s first-round matchup against Texas A&M before falling to the No. 4 Baylor Bears in the second round.

The Mustangs have won 11 of their last 13 matches overall, dating back to early March.

Pepperdine (12-13) had won six in a row before falling to Saint Mary’s University in the West Coast Conference Championship final Apr. 25 in San Diego.

The winner of the SMU-Pepperdine matchup will advance to the second round against either Fairfield University (19-5) or the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (20-1) on May 15.