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Both No. 60 Bucs and Lady Bucs draw in-state rival Tennessee during first round of NCAA Tournament
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2009) - With the waiting and anticipation over both the ETSU men's and women's tennis teams now know who they will face in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
With players, coaches, staff and fans watching live inside the "Cave," at the
Head coach Yaser Zaatini's Bucs (13-7) enter the field after earning its third straight Atlantic Sun Conference title, while the Vols (21-6) enter after receiving an automatic bid after finishing second at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Overall, ETSU will be making its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and looks to improve off of last season's incredible first-round win over Big East opponent Norte Dame.
This also marks the second time ETSU and Vols will face off this spring, as
Just minutes later the Atlantic Sun Champion Lady Bucs learned its fate as ETSU received its automatic bid and will face off against No. 10-ranked
Head coach Steve Brooks' squad returns to the Big Dance for the second time in school history, after winning the A-Sun title over league rival Stetson, while Tennessee (17-6) enters the tournament after going unbeaten in Knoxville this spring. In its last NCAA Tournament appearances ETSU fell to in-state foe Vanderbilt in 2006.
Attached above is the official NCAA Brackets for both the men's and women's championships.
For more on the Bucs and Lady Bucs as they prepare for the NCAAs, visit ETSUBucs.com throughout the tournament.