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Shaw and Tuskegee Tennis Teams begin playoff quest May 4

May 3, 2006

After winning their conference championshps and earning automatic bids, the Shaw and Tuskegee men's and women's tennis teams begin play in NCAA Regional Tournaments on Thursday.

Shaw captured both the CIAA Men's and Women's Tennis titles in Petersburg, VA and both teams have drawn the same opponent in the regionals. The Lady Bears will face the defending national champions Armstrong Atlantic State on Thursday, May 4th at 9:00 am and the Bears will take on Armstrong Atlantic at 2:00 p.m. in Savannah, GA

The SIAC Champion Tuskegee teams will have a split trip. The women travel to Pensacola, Fla to meet No 3 West Florida while the men head to Valdosta, Ga to face top-seeded Valdosta State in the South Regional play.

This will be the Shaw men's second consecutive trip to the playoffs and the first playoff trip for the Lady Bears.

Tuskegee's teams are both making their second straight trip to NCAA Regional play.

The regional champions will advance to the Round of 16 in Kansas City, Mo., at the Plaza Tennis Center, May 10-13.

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