Northwest men’s tennis earns 8th straight NCAA appearance

Northwest2013riggertThe Northwest Missouri State men’s tennis team will make its eighth consecutive NCAA appearance as the Bearcats were named the No. 2 seed in the Central Region Tuesday night.

The Bearcats will host MIAA rival Washburn at Frank Grube Courts this weekend – official date and time will be announced later this week. Northwest won its fourth straight MIAA Championship Sunday with a 5-1 win over Southwest Baptist to finish 19-3 on the regular season.

In the regular season meeting between the Bearcats and Ichabods, Northwest claimed a 5-2 win in St. Joseph. The Bearcats are currently riding a 12 match winning streak.

No. 1 seed Ouachita Baptist will host No. 4 seed Southwest Baptist with winners of both matches advancing to the Round of 16 May 8 in Surprise, Ariz. The NCAA II National Championship match is set for May 11 at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex.

— NWMSU Sports Information —