Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 27, 2013

Bluefield State to host D-2 tennis regionals

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield State will host a preliminary round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Sunday and Monday at the Bluefield City Courts.

Bluefield State was awarded the No. 1 seed on Tuesday after the Big Blues won their second straight WVIAC tournament.

No. 4 Kutztown University and No. 5 Shaw University will open regional play on Sunday at 11 a.m. Bluefield State will play the winner on Monday, also at 11 a.m. at the Bluefield City Courts.

If weather affects the matches, the contests will be moved to Virginia Tech Tennis Center. All matches are free admission.

In the other preliminary round in the Atlantic Regional, second-seeded University of Charleston will host No. 3 West Virginia Wesleyan, No. 6 seed Shepherd and No. 7 Winston-Salem State.

The winners of each preliminary tournament advance to the round of 16 at the Division II National Championship in Surprise, Ariz.