Regional Bound

Billy Chadwick

The Ole Miss men's tennis team is the No. 6 national seed and hosting a NCAA Regional May 10-11. The Ole Miss women's tennis team is on the road for the NCAA Regional at Texas Tech. The two head coaches spoke to the media immediately after the Selection Show Tuesday.



Ole Miss men's head tennis coach Billy Chadwick



Ole Miss women's head tennis coach Mark Beyers

For the 11th time in the history of the program and the second year in a row, the Ole Miss men's tennis team will host the NCAA first and second rounds at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center May 10-11.

The Rebels are the No. 6 seed in the NCAA 64-team bracket announced Tuesday and will face Lehigh University in the first round.

Also coming to Oxford for the four-team regional are Memphis and BYU.

The Rebels (15-8) will play Lehigh at 12 p.m. Friday, May 10 followed by Memphis and BYU not before 3 p.m. The winners will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in Champaign, Ill.

The Rebels have been ranked inside the nation's top 10 nine straight weeks and won the SEC Western Division Championship for the 10th time.

For seniors Jonas Lutjen and Adrian Forberg Skogeng, it means they get to play at home one last time and both are set to graduate.

The Ole Miss women's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive and 16th overall NCAA Championship bid and will travel to Lubbock, Texas for the first and second rounds. The Rebels will face the Duke in the first round.

The other two teams in the field are host, Texas Tech, and the College of Charleston. Ole Miss (16-13) and Duke will meet Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in the first round.

Texas Tech and College of Charleston will play not before 2 p.m. The winners will meet Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m. for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in Champaign, Ill.

(Kim Ling of Ole Miss athletics media relations contributed)

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