INDIANAPOLIS, IN- With the unveiling of the NCAA DII Women's Tennis Championship brackets on Tuesday evening, the Chowan University Hawks can prepare to continue their historic season at the NCAA DII Atlantic Regional Tournament.
Forty-eight women's teams earned bids to this year's tournament (17 automatic qualifiers and 31 at-large bids). California University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) will serve as Atlantic Region site hosts, with the winners from each location advancing to the NCAA National Championship Tournament May 14th-17th in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
The Chowan women earned an automatic bid after clinching their first-ever CIAA Women's Tennis Championship with a 5-0 win over Virginia State University back on April 19th. The Hawks travel to Indiana, Pennsylvania this Saturday, May 3rd and enter the Atlantic Regional Tournament as the number seven seed. They will compete against the Crimson Hawks of IUP, who captured an at-large bid after winning earning a runner-up finish at the PSAC Championship. The Crimson Hawks, 17-9, are the number two seed in the Atlantic Region. The winner will take on Slippery Rock / West Viriginia State on May 4th. Times will be released as they become available.
Chowan posts a program-best 23-7 overall record heading into regional play this weekend. Cal-P, West Virginia State, Mercyhurst, West Liberty, and Slippery Rock round out Atlantic Region bracket.