St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 2019 — The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team will host the St. Louis Regional of the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Thursday-Saturday, May 9-11, at Tao Tennis Center on the WashU campus. This marks the 10th time in the last 12 seasons WashU has hosted regional play.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (13-9) and Illinois Institute of Technology (18-9) meet Thursday in the opening match of the first round at 11 a.m., followed by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (15-7) and Principia College (14-8) in the other first round match at 2 p.m.
No. 7 WashU (17-7) takes on the winner of RHIT and IIT Friday at 11 a.m. in the second round, while No. 27 Kalamazoo (13-6) meets the winner of UW-Whitewater and Principia in the other second round match Friday at 2 p.m.
The winners meet in the Regional Championship match Saturday at Noon.
The Bears, who are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th straight season, received an at-large bid after finishing fourth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. WashU has a 17-7 overall record.
WashU is making its 21st NCAA appearance as a Division III institution and 24th overall. The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals 12 straight seasons and 15 times in school history. WashU has a 41-23 (.641) record in 20 trips to the NCAA Division III tournament, and won the 2008 NCAA Division III National Championship.
The Bears are one three UAA squads selected to the NCAA Championship: No. 2 University of Chicago and No. 3 Emory University.
Kalamazoo will host the 2019 NCAA Division III Team Championship Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22, at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich. The NCAA Individual Championships are scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26. Student-athletes selected to compete in the individual championships will be announced Wednesday, May 8.
All five matches will be broadcast live on the WashU Sports Network, along with live stats on the WashU Athletics website.
11 a.m. – Illinois Institute of Technology vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2 p.m. – Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Principia
11 a.m. – #7 WashU vs. winner of Illinois Institute of Technology/Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
2 p.m. - #27 Kalamazoo vs. winner of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Principia
Noon – Regional Championship Match