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SIUE Women?s Tennis Faces Vanderbilt in NCAA First Round

2016-05-05 08:20:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE WTEN OVCSIUE women’s tennis will face defending national champion and No. 6 seed Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Friday, May 13 at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center. The match is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.

Vanderbilt is the opening round host that will feature the Commodores and Cougars. The winner of that match will go on to face either Rice or Clemson.

“They're a good team, and they are well-coached,” said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. “We’re excited to go, and it's a first for our program’s history to be in the Division I championship. To be able to go to Vanderbilt and play the defending champs is a privilege for us. Our girls will cherish the experience.”

The Commodores were the Southeastern Conference regular season champion, boasting an overall record of 19-5 and an SEC record of 11-2. Vanderbilt lost to Georgia in the semifinal match of the SEC Tournament, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The field is set for 64 teams to compete in a single-elimination tournament with the final rounds located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Cougars earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after clinching their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship against UT Martin, adding to its 11-match win streak, which is the longest since moving to Division I. SIUE also clinched a share of the regular season title with a 19-4 overall record and 9-1 OVC record. It’s the most wins the Cougars have earned since joining the conference and the most overall wins in the D-I era.

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Venice police officer shoots woman after traffic stop near McKinley Bridge

2016-05-05 08:14:00 STLToday.com
The woman was in surgery at a St. Louis hospital Thursday morning. Read Full Story ...

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Police: New York worker killed in tree grinder accident

2016-05-05 07:53:00 STLToday.com
It was the first day on the job for the 23-year-old man. Read Full Story ...

St. Charles likely to join St. Peters and O'Fallon with parks measures on Aug. 2 ballot

mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com (Mark Schlinkmann)
2016-05-05 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The St. Charles council is poised to put a half-cent sales tax before voters to pay for capital improvements in the parks and storm water control measures citywide. Read Full Story ...

Chicago officer who shot black teenager wants protection at court

2016-05-05 07:15:00 STLToday.com
Officer Jason Van Dyke wants guards as he enters and exits the courtroom for hearings. Read Full Story ...

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Illinois eagle hit by gunshot might fly again after surgery

2016-05-05 06:45:00 STLToday.com
The year-old eagle was shot several months ago and found in southern Illinois. Read Full Story ...

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Tipsheet: Pirates, like Cards, fall into wild-card race

2016-05-05 05:28:00 STLToday.com
By sweeping the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the Cubs reaffirmed their dominance of the National League Central. So how's the wild card race shaping up. Read Full Story ...

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As population ages, planners say St. Louis region needs more services for seniors

2016-05-05 01:00:00 STLToday.com
The St. Louis region has the eighth highest percentage of seniors out of the country's metropolitan areas. Read Full Story ...

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