UTA Men’s Tennis Returns to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2006
By UT Arlington Athletics Department
Posted on May 04, 2016, May 04, 2016


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.

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