NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's tennis team was selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA Championships and will host one of 16 Regional sites for the third consecutive year, announced by the NCAA Tuesday.
"We are excited to host a regional for the third time in a row," John Roddick said. "We know it is going to be a tough road, but we are excited about the opportunity. We have momentum following Big 12s and hope that carries over into regionals."
First and second round competition will be conducted on May 11-12, at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla. In addition to Oklahoma, the men's bracket consists of UMKC, Tulsa and Minnesota.
The winner of each site advances to the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia. The team championships will be held May 18-21.
|| No. 10 Oklahoma vs. UMKC
The 10th-ranked Sooners (18-3, 5-0 Big 12) will face UMKC (10-15) for the first time this season in the first round of the Norman Regional. The Sooners and Kangaroos have never faced one another. UMKC advanced to the NCAA Championships after defeating IUPUI in the Summit League Championships' finale.
In last year's regional, which Oklahoma hosted, the Sooners dropped a 4-3 contest to Tulsa in the opening round.
In his first season (2009-10), Roddick's squad advanced to the Elite Eight after the Sooners upset then-No. 3 Texas, 4-2.
|| No. 20 Tulsa vs. No. 36 Minnesota
No. 20 Tulsa (18-8) is pitted against Minnesota in first round action. Tulsa defeated No. 33 Memphis 4-0 to claim the Conference USA title.