By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – The Ole Miss men’s tennis team will make its second trip to College Station, Texas in as many years, as the Rebels learned Tuesday that they will face TCU in the NCAA first round.
The Rebels, ranked No. 18 in the nation, are the No. 2 seed in the regional and will face the No. 3 seed, TCU, Friday, May 14 at 3 p.m. Texas A&M is the No. 1 seed and faces the No. 4 seed, Prairie View A&M, in the first round. The winners will meet Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m. for the right to advance to the NCAA Finals in Athens, Ga., May 21-25.
This marks the 17th consecutive NCAA appearance for Ole Miss and the second year in a row for them to travel for the first and second rounds.
“We are headed to Texas A&M, and we look forward to playing them,” head coach Billy Chadwick said. “When you look at this team and the adversity we had to overcome, with Devin Britton turning pro, and then our No. 1 player, Kalle Norberg (2009 SEC Tournament MVP) was out with a back injury. We elected to not use him this year and save him for next year. So we knew our backs were against the wall. For this team to go into this time of year as a top 20 team and a No. 2 seed is a great effort.”