The UT Tyler tennis teams received their NCAA postseason assignments on Tuesday. Both the men and women begin play Friday on opposite ends of the country.
After winning their fifth consecutive American Southwest Conference championship, the Patriots (17-5) will head to the NCAA first-round in Atlanta to take on Washington & Lee (21-3), champions of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Generals were unbeaten in their conference.
The match is scheduled to begin at noon at the Woodruff P.E. Center on the campus of Emory University.
Emory (20-0), the No. 2 ranked team in the country, will take on the winner between UT Tyler and Washington & Lee at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Patriot women (18-4), undefeated champions of the ASC, will head to Claremont, Calif., to take on at-large recipient Pomona-Pitzer (14-7) on Friday. UT Tyler won its fifth consecutive conference championship and looks to advance past the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.
The match is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center on the campus of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College.
The winner of the matchup between the Patriots and Sagehens is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday against Trinity (18-7). Earlier in the season, UT Tyler defeated Trinity, 5-4.
Meredith College and the town of Cary will host the team championships finals, which will be held May 21-23 at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.