Miyazaki To Make Second NCAA Singles Appearance
NORMAN – Oklahoma women’s tennis senior Lily Miyazaki has been selected for the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships as an individual, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Miyazaki will compete in the 64-player singles draw, which will take place May 23-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C., following the team tournament that runs from May 17-22.
“We are extremely proud of Lily for making the NCAA Tournament,” said head coach Audra Cohen. “She’s one of the most committed and hard-working players I’ve ever worked with and she certainly deserves this opportunity to compete in such a prestigious event.”
This will be Miyazaki’s second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, after she became the first Sooner to compete at the individual championships since Anda Perianu in 2004. Miyazaki is also the only OU player other than Perinau in school history to earn multiple NCAA tournament bids.
The senior is ranked No. 39 in the latest ITA singles release and compiled a 15-6 record from the top spot in singles this season, winning 13 of those matches in straight sets. Miyazaki also owns a 3-2 mark against ranked opponents.
Miyazaki has played at No. 1 singles for the entirety of her career at OU, racking up a record of 96-34, which places her tied for third all-time among OU’s career singles leaders heading into the tournament.
Times and draws for the tournament will be announced at a later date.
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