No. 12 Women's Tennis Secures NCAA At-Large Bid, First Round Bye

No. 12 Women's Tennis Secures NCAA At-Large Bid, First Round Bye


AMHERST, Mass. – The 12th-ranked Amherst College women's tennis team has been selected as an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship and is set to travel to Regional host Middlebury College for First, Second and Third Round action this weekend, May 11-14 at the Proctor Tennis Courts.

The Mammoths, owning a 6-9 record on the season, earned a First Round bye and will face the winner of the Skidmore (12-7) and Elizabethtown (13-4) match on either May 12 or 13. NESCAC foe Middlebury (14-4) also received an opening round bye and will take the court against either SUNY Geneseo (9-1) or Farmingdale State (14-4).

Amherst returns to the national postseason tournament for the 23rd consecutive season, and has received a first round bye for the 14th year in a row. Appearing in 22 NCAA Championships, the Mammoths are 59-26 all-time, including a national championship in 1991 and five national runner-up finishes (2004, '07, '09, '11, '14).

Stay tuned for more information on the NCAA Championship Women's Tennis Regional later this week on the Amherst Athletics website.

2017 NCAA Women's Tennis Regional - Middlebury College
First Round – May 11/12
Match 1 – SUNY Geneseo (9-1) vs. Farmingdale State (14-4)
Match 2 – Skidmore (12-7) vs. Elizabathtown (13-4)

Second Round – May 12/13
Match 3 – Middlebury (14-4) vs. Match 1 Winner
Match 4 – Amherst (6-9) vs. Match 2 Winner

Regional Final - May 13/14
Match 5 - Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner