Katie Kotschevar (photo by Tom Nelson Action Photography)
The 2012 NSIC Women's Tennis Bracket has been announced with the top six teams from the final regular season standing making the up the field.
Augustana (10-0) and Winona State (9-1) both earned first round byes after gaining the top two seeds. Third seeded Upper Iowa (8-2) will take on sixth seeded MSU Moorhead (5-5) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Lifetime Fitness Oakdale (Village Tennis) in Minnetonka, Minn. The tournament will open with fourth seeded Minnesota State (7-3) taking on fifth seeded St. Cloud State (6-4) at 11:00 a.m.
The single elimination dual format tournament will continue Saturday afternoon with the MSU/SCSU winner taking on Augustana at 4:00 p.m. Then the UIU/MSUM winner will take on Winona State in the final match of the day at 6:30 p.m. The NSIC Championship match will be played on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
NSIC Women’s Tennis Tournament Champion earns automatic qualification to the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Central Regional Tournament. First and Second Rounds are first week in May at a location to be determined (on campus). The finals are May 16-19, 2012 at Top Gun Tennis Academy and Springhurst Tennis Club, and E.P. Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
The Huskies enter the tournament with a 13-13 overall record and a 6-4 NSIC record under the direction of head coach Jerry Anderson.