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Cornell to Face Louisville in the First Round of the 2011 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships

Cornell to Face Louisville in the First Round of the 2011 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships

Portions courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

2011 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships: Bracket | Selection Show

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The No. 42 Cornell men's tennis team will make its first-ever appearance in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships when it takes Louisville at Kentucky's Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky.

Cornell, the No. 3 seed in the regional bracket, takes on second-seeded Louisville at Noon on Friday, May 13 followed by host Kentucky, ranked 10th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Rankings, facing Cleveland State at 3 p.m. The winners of the two first-round matches meet Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. The second-round winner advances to Stanford, Calif., where the remaining rounds will take place May 19-24 at the Taube Tennis Center.
 
The Big Red earned its trip to the NCAA tournament by virtue of winning the Ivy League's automatic qualifier after going 26-4 and a perfect 7-0 in the Ancient Eight.
 
No. 24 Louisville is making its third-straight and eighth overall NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cardinals (17-11) captured their second consecutive BIG EAST Conference title to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.