May 3, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s tennis team, coached by Lise Gregory, has been selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament it was announced by the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Committee. The Seminoles will face Virginia Commonwealth in a first round match Saturday May 11 in Columbia, S.C. on the campus of the University of South Carolina.
Sixteen regional competitions will be conducted May 10-12 with the winner of each site advancing to the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, California, hosted by Stanford University. The team winner of each site advances to the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, California, hosted by Stanford University. The team championship will be held May 16-19.
The Seminoles will play Virginia Commonwealth in the first round while regional host South Carolina plays Hampton. The winners will meet Sunday for the right to advance to the championship tournament at Stanford.
Florida State is ranked 48th in the nation in the team rankings. The Seminoles feature two players ranked nationally. Anca Dumitrescu is ranked 42nd, while Christina Denny breaks into the rankings for the second time this season at 107th.
The selection marks the seventh consecutive year the Seminoles have been selected to play in the NCAA Tournament and it means FSU has made the tournament every year that Gregory has been the head coach.