UTA Men’s Tennis Returns to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2006

Articles UTA Mens Tennis 05-04-16

UT Arlington men’s tennis faces No. 11-seed Oklahoma on May 13 or 14 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.

The Mavericks, winners of a program-record 18 matches, return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 after winning the Sun Belt Championship, their seventh conference title all-time.

“I didn’t have Oklahoma on the radar, but we are excited and I like it,” UT Arlington coach Diego Benitez said. “It is a team that we haven’t played in awhile, so they don’t know our weapons and we don’t know their weapons. It is going to be an equal battle. It isn’t too far of a trip for us, so we like it.”

Oklahoma leads the all-time series 7-3 and meets UTA for the first time since 2008. Also slotted in the Norman Regional are Tulsa and Oregon.

UTA is 0-4 all time in the NCAA Tournament, last appearing against No. 19 Texas A&M in the College Station Regional in 2006.