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NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parity

NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parityā€¯

The journey to reach Georgia starts Friday.

The N.C. Wesleyan College men's tennis team suffered a 5-1 loss to No. 2 Emory University on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament, hosted by the Eagles. "You could see out here that we didn't take (Furman) lightly". The senior hasn't lost a singles match in dual teams since Miami's Stephanie Wagner took her down February 26, 2016, and she now has the ACC record for most career singles wins.

The Bulldogs (11-7) are now 2-1 in NCAA Opening Round contests and a flawless 2-0 when hosting. "To succeed at this level, you need a goalkeeper you can rely on to make big saves in important situations". "There are a lot of teams that are just done".

The return of senior Joe Di Giulio from injury has helped bring depth into doubles rotation. Army and UCLA will meet in the other first-round match. "We are just going out there with a lot of energy and try and get the win". The Bears came away with the score which was a turning point as Big Red's Jeandre Hoogenboezem and Nikita Lis were tied with Baylor's nationally ranked pair of Juan Benitez and Will Little, 5-5, on court one when the match was halted.

Three players earned spots in the national singles rankings, including Hudson (No. 45), sophomore Ana Oparenovic (No. 64) and Jeanjean (No. 111). Denver, the fifth seed, must face a familiar opponent in Air Force at 5 ET Saturday. But with senior captain Gage Brymer out due to an upper-body medical procedure, all three are now in the singles lineup. The team made its NCAA debut in 2015 after receiving an at-large bid.

"It was a valuable experience for me", Tambroni said of the conversation. And playing the way we want to play, pushing the ball, getting up and down in transition, we're hoping that we get some scoring from our defense.

The No. 1 doubles match will feature two NCAA qualifiers in UCSB's Simon Freund and Morgan Mays, ranked No. 35, against the Rebel duo of Fabian Fallert and Grey Hamilton, ranked No. 19. We feel comfortable on our courts. "I was really pleased with the energy in the doubles and I think we did a really good job of controlling our energy". "Home-court advantage is pretty big. We love playing here". Leading the Gamecocks is junior Gabriel Friedrich, who was 25-13 in singles this season. The Midshipmen continues their fast-paced offensive attack through the midway point of the second half, taking a 10-6 lead with just 14 minutes remaining. This season Dartmouth shared the Ivy title with Harvard University and Cornell University, clinching Ivy League's automatic NCAA tournament bid by virtue of a complicated tiebreak scenario.

Texas A&M advances to the second round for the sixth consecutive year, while ULM had its 15-match winning streak snapped and ends its season 16-2.



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