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April 25, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU Good News for April 25, 2012


SRU women’s tennis makes NCAA championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Slippery Rock University’s tennis team will compete in the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championship for the sixth consecutive season and 11th time in school history.

The Rock is the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Regional and will play in the four-team competition hosted by second-seeded Indiana University of Pennsylvania. California University of Pennsylvania, top seed in the Atlantic Region, will host a separate four-team competition.

SRU, which has a 15-5 record and is ranked 44th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national poll, meets West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion and 48th-ranked Charleston (21-7), the No. 6 seed, in a first-round match at 2 p.m., Saturday.

The Rock won by a 5-4 score at the March 15 meeting as part of its annual spring-break schedule in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The winner of The Rock-Charleston match takes on either 41st-ranked IUP (20-7) or seventh-seeded West Liberty (14-7) in a second-round match at 11 a.m., Sunday.

The winner of Saturday's match joins 31 other region champions at the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival May 16-19 in Louisville, Ky.

SRU has played in a regional-final match each of the last five seasons and won regional championships in 2003, 2008 and 2010.

Matt Meredith, SRU's all-time leader in career wins by a tennis coach with a 229-96 record in 14 seasons, is the team’s coach.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.