April 27, 2012
Shaw Prepares to Host NCAA D-II Men's
Tennis Regionals Lady Bears Travel To California, PA
For Their First Round Match
- 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
(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.
of the Sunday contests will then meet on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with a spot in
the national tournament on the line.
will be held at Biltmore Hill Community Center at 2615 Fitzgerald Drive. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.
information on Shaw athletics, visit www.shawbears.com.
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.