INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover women's tennis team will make its fourth trip in five years to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, as they head to The University of the South (Sewanee) for opening round action.
The Panthers are in a five-team regional, which also features three teams ranked inside the top 15 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association national poll. Hanover will open tournament play against Webster (Ill.) on either Thursday or Friday, May 10 or 11, at Sewanee. Other teams featured in the region include No. 1 Emory (Ga.), No. 12 Sewanee (Tenn.) and No. 13 Washington (Mo.). Emory will face the winner of the Hanover-Webster match in the second round.
Dates and times have not yet been confirmed for the regional rounds, but up-to-the-minute information will be made available on Hanover's schedule link at the top of the page. The Sewanee-hosted pod will take place either May 10-12 or May 11-13.
The Panthers received an automatic bid into the national spectacle after winning its fourth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in five years back in the fall. Hanover is currently 15-5 overall and posted a 7-0 mark in HCAC play for its fifth consecutive regular season title.
The Blue and Red will have some familiarity with the playing facility this weekend, as they made a trip to face Sewanee back in late February. Hanover did suffer an 8-1 loss to the Tigers but were coming off a pair of hard fought victories over Belhaven (Miss.) and Covenant (Ga.) the day prior.
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Contact: Tyler Jester