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Shaw Bears Athletics Logo For Immediate Release 
April 27, 2012
Contact: Sherri Fillingham
Phone: 919-546-8250/919-623-9494: Mobile 



Shaw Prepares to Host NCAA D-II Men's Tennis Regionals Lady Bears Travel To California, PA For Their First Round Match 


RALEIGH, N.C. - The Shaw men's tennis team will host the first and second round of the NCAA Division II Tennis Tournament this Sunday, April 29 and Monday, April 30.   Four teams from across the region will compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA National Tournament to be held May 16-19 in Louisville, KY.

The Bears (21-2) won their eighth straight CIAA Championship last Saturday and hold the number two seed in the Atlantic Region.  On Sunday at 2:00 p.m., they will face number seven seed West Liberty (9-5).  At 10:00 a.m. Sunday, the number three seed Bloomsburg (15-4) will take on Shepherd (16-8), the number six seed in the region.  The other teams in the region are competing at Bluefield State.

The winners of the Sunday contests will then meet on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with a spot in the national tournament on the line.

All matches will be held at Biltmore Hill Community Center at 2615 Fitzgerald Drive.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The women's tennis team opens its NCAA Tournament play in California, PA, on Saturday when the fourth seeded Lady Bears take on the fifth seeded West Virginia State.  The winner of that matchup will take on the winner of the contest between the top seeded California (PA) and eighth seeded Winston-Salem State Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

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Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills. The Shaw University athletic department has a long history of success, including this season's NCAA Division II National Championship in Women's Basketball.