Toreros to face Vanderbilt in first round play
May 1, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's tennis team has learned that they will square off with Vanderbilt (16-7) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, May 11th at Marks Stadium at 11:00 am. This is the second-consecutive trip to the NCAAs for the Torero women after advancing to the second round last season. This will be USD's 11th trip to the NCAAs and first back-to-back trips since the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Host USC, the No. 5 seed, will face Fairfield (14-6) at 2:00 p.m. with the winners from Friday's play advancing to second round action at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th.
USD made team history this year by winning their first-ever West Coast Conference championship on April 28th with a 4-2 victory over No. 38 Pepperdine. The Toreros, currently ranked 71st, carry a record of 13-9 into the tournament and are winners of seven of their last eight to this point.
In their NCAA tournament history, the Toreros are 5-10 in their previous 10 trips. Their best finish is the second round, which they have accomplished on five different occasions. In 2011, the Toreros defeated UNLV 4-2 in the first round before falling to host UCLA in the second round, 4-0.
The Toreros currently have one player ranked in the Campbell's/ITA singles rankings in sophomore Anna Depenau (Geilenkirchen, Germany), who is No. 112 and boasts a record of 21-10 on the year playing primarily at No. 4.
NCAA Regional winners will advance to the NCAA Championships in Athens, GA where the Dan McGill Tennis Complex will play host to the final rounds May 17-28.
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