OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's tennis team earned its 21st consecutive NCAA Championship bid and will continue its season in South Bend, Ind., for the NCAA first and second rounds, as the field of 64 was revealed Tuesday.
The Rebels will face Northwestern in the first round Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Notre Dame is the No. 13 overall seed, and will meet Green-Bay in the first round at 1 p.m. The winners will meet Sunday, May 11 in the second round at 1 p.m., for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Athens, Ga., May 16-21.
This marks the 23rd overall appearance for Ole Miss, all coming under head coach Billy Chadwick, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. The Rebels have made it every year since 1994.
"It's always exciting to hear your name called, and we are really looking forward to going up to Notre Dame," head coach Billy Chadwick said. "We've got a tough first round with Northwestern, but the guys are peaking at the right time, everybody is healthy and everybody is working hard. I like what I see."
The Rebels, led by SEC Player of the Year, Nik Scholtz, picked up some big wins at the end of the season and in the SEC Tournament to close strong and keep the NCAA streak alive. Having beaten No. 8 Texas A&M and No. 20 Tennessee down the stretch, the Rebels are excited about the opportunity that awaits.
"We are really excited about our draw," Scholtz said. "We definitely got one that's beatable, and we're going to work really hard these next two weeks to prepare for it. We faced some challenges at the end of the season, and I am really proud of the guys for stepping up and taking us to the NCAA Tournament."
Northwestern, ranked No. 32 in the nation, ended the regular season 21-10 with a 4-0 loss to Ohio State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats are led by 46th-ranked Raleigh Smith, who is 13-10 at No. 1 singles.
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