Georgia Tennis Hosts NCAA First and Second Rounds as the Eight Seed


The Georgia tennis team begins its quest for a seventh  NCAA championship Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis  Complex.

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The Georgia men’s tennis team is the 8th overall seed and was selected as one of 16 hosts for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championships.

The Bulldogs (21-4) will host Winthrop in the first round Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Florida State will face Troy earlier in the day at 11 a.m. The winners will play Saturday at 3 p.m. for a spot in the round of 16. The later rounds and the individual singles and doubles tournaments will be held in Waco, Texas, May 14-25. Baylor University is the host institution.

“We’re very excited to be hosting the first and second rounds next week,” said head coach Manuel Diaz to “Our position in the draw is always challenging and exciting and very tough at the same time. We have to start fast. We have a very well-coached Winthrop team coming in the first round along with Troy and FSU. We are looking forward to getting our guys prepared and ready to play.”

Oklahoma was named the number one overall seed, followed by Baylor, Virginia, Illinois, TCU, Texas A&M, USC, Georgia, Texas and No. 10 Duke.

The Bulldogs will make their 37th overall appearance in the tournament and 32nd in a row, entering with a record of 96-31. Georgia has reached the NCAA finals a total of 13 times, and claiming six NCAA championships, most recently coming in back-to-back seasons in 2007-08. won the 2015 SEC regular season title and

The fields for the individual part of the tournament will be released Wednesday evening.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students/youth and will be on sale one hour before the first match each day at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex ticket window.

Friday, May 8
MATCH 1 (Men): 11 a.m. — Florida State vs. Troy
MATCH 2 (Men): 2 p.m. — Georgia vs. Winthrop

Saturday, May 9
MATCH 3 (Women): 9 a.m. — Duke vs. Purdue
MATCH 4 (Women): 12 p.m. — Georgia vs. Charleston Southern
MATCH 5 (Men): 3 p.m. — Winner Match 1 vs. 2

Sunday, May 10
MATCH 6 (Women): 1 p.m. – Winner Match 3 vs. 4