April 26, 2000
NKU EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BID
Norse womens tennis team receives second straight NCAA berth
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University womens tennis team received a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament on Wednesday, and the Norse will face Truman State University in the first round of the Midwest Regional on Friday, May 5, at Edmond, Okla.
NKU is the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Regional, which will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma. Truman State is the No. 2 seed. Eastern New Mexico University is the No. 1 seed and will play No. 4 seed Central Oklahoma on May 5. The two winners will meet on Saturday, May 6.
NKU won its second consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference championship during the fall, and the Norse enter the NCAA Tournament with a 13-3 record. NKU is making its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
A year ago, NKU lost to the University of Northern Colorado, 5-0, in the first round of the Midwest Regional at Topeka, Kan. That was NKUs first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in womens tennis.
NKU enters this years NCAA Tournament led by sophomore Jamie OHara, who earned her second straight GLVC Player of the Year honor in the fall. OHara, a native of Paducah, Ky., owns a 13-1 overall record this season.
NKU is unbeaten (13-0) against Division II competition this season. All three losses - twice to Wright State University, once to the University of Dayton - have been to Division I programs.
NCAA II MIDWEST REGIONAL
Edmond, Okla. (May 5-6)
Friday, May 5 (1st Round)
#3 Northern Kentucky vs. #2 Truman State
#1 Eastern New Mexico vs. #4 Central Oklahoma
Saturday, May 6 (Finals)
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