NCAA Division 1 Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinal Preview

NCAA Division 1 Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinal Preview

The 2024 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Tennis Championship is down to the quarterfinals after some shocking upset in Super Regionals action last weekend.

See the full women's team brackethere. The 2024 Division I NCAA Championship is taking place at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., with the team event May 16-19 followed by the singles and doubles tournaments.

OSU Shocked By Tennessee

On Saturday, top-ranked Oklahoma State (UTR Power 6 - 64.31) suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 16-ranked Tennessee (62.51). The previously undefeated Cowgirls had their 29-match losing streak snapped via a 4-2 loss at home that sent shockwaves throughout the college tennis community.

Oklahoma State had delivered a perfect season thus far, winning the ITA National Indoor Championships, Big 12 regular season title, and then winning the Big 12 Tournament championship. The hosts of this year’s NCAA Tournament were primed to make a run all the way to the national championship, which would have been the culmination of their absolute perfect season. The Lady Vols however had different plans.

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After dropping the doubles point, Tennessee reeled off four singles wins which were capped off by Sofia Cabezas (UTR 10.71) clinching the victory with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(6) win over Anastasiya Komar (UTR 11.01) at the No. 1 spot. Tennessee now faces UCLA in the quarterfinals in what was supposed to be a No. 1 vs No. 8 matchup but is now No. 8 vs No. 16.

North Carolina Upset by Texas A&M

The other surprise on the weekend came in Chapel Hill with Texas A&M (65.67) taking out defending champions North Carolina (65.92) 4-1 to snap a 94-match home win streak for the Tar Heels. The Aggies won a tight doubles point but then dropped a point at the No. 6 singles spot, before rebounding back to earn wins at the top three singles spots and seal the victory.

Quarterfinals to Begin on Friday

When the women's quarterfinals get underway in Stillwater, Okla., Texas A&M will face Virginia (62.77), after Virginia fought past Vanderbilt (62.12) in a 4-1 win to ensure at least one ACC women’s team remains in the NCAA Tournament.

The other half of the draw features a showdown between No. 3 Michigan (64.16) and No. 6 Pepperdine (64.27) after both teams earned respective 4-0 sweeps over Miami (61.94) and USC (63.13). The Big 10 and WCC champs faced off back in March with the Wolverines earning a 4-2 win, although that match was played indoors.

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Last but certainly not least, 20-time national champions Stanford (65.26) breezed past last year’s NCAA finalists North Carolina State (63.08) 4-0 to improve to a remarkable 60-8 in the month of May since 2010. The Cardinal face SEC Tournament champions Georgia Bulldogs (64.13) next, with Georgia advancing to the quarterfinals for the second straight season following a 4-2 win over California (63.76) in Athens, Ga.

Quarterfinal action begins Friday for the women, with the semifinals to follow on Saturday and the championship played on Sunday.

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