SEWANEE, Tenn. - The 12th-ranked Tigers gear up for the 2018 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships this weekend at the Bruton-Guerry Tennis Center on the campus of the University of the South. Sewanee will do battle with No. 13 Washington-St. Louis (Mo.) in the second round Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
SILVER JUBILEE: After winning its 12th conference championship in program history and their sixth straight with the Southern Athletic Association, the Tigers will enter the NCAA Championships for the 25th time in Sewanee's 45 year history.
A REMATCH: Saturday's matchup with the Bears will be the second meeting this season. The teams battled with each other on March 3 in the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Tennis Indoor National Championships in Chattanooga. Ranked 17th at the time, the Tigers edged the then-No. 11 Bears, 6-3 thanks to a 2-1 lead after doubles play.
TOP 40 DUBS: Entering 21-4 at the NCAA Championships, Sewanee finished with a 4-4 mark against nationally-ranked opponents. Including the win against WashU, the Tigers earned wins over then-No. 12 Washington & Lee (Va.), No. 29 DePauw (Ind.) and No. 38 Millsaps.
NATIONAL QUALIFIER: Clementina Davila has been selected to the 2018 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships May 24-26 in Claremont, Calif. Making her second straight appearance in the championships, the senior is 14-3 in 2018 and 48-27 overall. Davila and doubles partner Catherine Owen have also been selected as a doubles second alternate.