Four Big 12 Women's Teams, Texas Men Move On In NCAA Tennis

Four women’s teams from the Big 12 and the Texas Longhorns‘  men’s team have advanced to the second round in the regional round of the NCAA Tennis Championships.JLETAWKYAFLHWLZ_20120508154915

The four women’s teams that won their opening-round match and advanced to the next round are the 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners,  the Oklahoma State Cowboys, , Texas and the Baylor Bears.

The Oklahoma women defeated Wichita State on Day 1, 4-2, and will play the host team, the University of Miami, in their second-round matchup on Saturday. The Sooners’ in-state rivals, Oklahoma State, shutout South Florida 4-0 on Friday. The Lady Cowgirls, ranked 22nd nationally,’ will be paired against Florida on Saturday in second-round action in Gainesville, Fla.

The 23rd-ranked Texas women’s team swept Houston 5-0 in round one in College Station, Texas, and moves on to face another team from Texas, host Texas A&M, on Saturday. And Baylor posted a 4-0 whitewash against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round, playing in Waco. The Lady Bears’ second-round opponent is Rice.

In the men’s NCAA Regionals, host Texas, ranked No, 9 in the nation,  defeated the team from Marist 4-0 and moves on to face Mississippi State in round two.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders were the lone women’s team from the Big 12 to fall in their NCAA regional competition on Friday. The Lady Red Raiders fell 4-3 in a tight match with Ole Miss.

The men’s teams from Big 12 champion Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech will compete in first-round NCAA regional action on Saturday.

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