YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Youngstown State women’s tennis team will play at No. 1 overall seed USC in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 9, in Los Angeles.
The Penguins, who are in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, are also grouped with Virginia Tech and Long Beach State. YSU won the Horizon League regular season title, and it swept through the conference tournament to earn the league’s automatic berth.
Joining YSU and the Trojans in the USC Regional are Virginia Tech and Long Beach State. USC plays host to its matches at Marks Stadium.
USC enters the postseason with a 21-2 overall record while the Penguins are 17-8. The Hokies enter the NCAA Regional with a 16-9 record while Long Beach State is 18-5.
This will be the Penguins’ second trip to Southern California this year ironically. YSU played matches against UC Riverside, Cal-State Northridge and against Gonzaga at Orange Coast College in March.
YSU enters the NCAAs on a school-record winning streak have 11 straight victories. The 17 wins this year are a school record as well. USC has won its last 11 matches as well with its losses coming to UCLA and Virginia this season. The Trojans have six players ranked in the top 85 nationally, including 14th-ranked Giuliana Olmos.
The winners of the 16 regionals advance the NCAA Championship round hosted by Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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