Georgia men's tennis defeats Florida A&M in first round of NCAA tournament

Kari Scott
May 13, 2017

The ACC only has five teams playing men's lacrosse and does not have an automatic bid to the tournament. The Terps (10-3) and the Orange (12-2) are the top two seeds in the tournament. Some observers, however, thought the Buckeyes might nevertheless have drawn the short stick thanks to their tough first-round opponent.

Georgia Tech men's tennis kicks off the 2017 NCAA Championships on Friday when it takes on Minnesota in the Gainesville Regional in Gainesville, Fla. The Greyhounds, after all, won a national title in 2012 and were semifinalists a year ago. I knew we were going to have a fight on our hands.

SC kept its momentum as Andrew Schafer and Yancy Dennis claimed the first two singles matches in straight sets.

"That GWLL would be a heck of a league now", Myers says.

"It's great to be able to host, but it's also great to be able to host in a very special faciltiy as we have here with our tennis complex and also Cregger Track", said USC athletics director Ray Tanner. "We still wanted to play one more game, so we weren't going to accept losing".

Myers admits the date with Loyola will be a challenge, the biggest of which will be containing the Greyhounds' Pat Spencer. First team All-MPSF goalkeeper Gussie Johns made seven saves in the net for the Trojans, while Jacksonville attacker Danielle Della Rocca led the Dolphins with five points on three goals and two assists.

"I don't think there's any one thing you can do against a player of his caliber", Myers says of Spencer. They are going to be a tough test for us here tomorrow. We want to get to Athens. Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) tried to claim a doubles match, but the head-to-head match with Alex Fennell and Gabriel Friedrich went unfinished at 3-3. "It's great that he came back home to Ohio".

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"We're not that far away this year".

Penn wasn't done yet and got within one again after junior midfielder Natalie Stefan split two defenders and bounced a shot past Boyum with 3:36 remaining.

On the whole, there don't appear to be any easy matchups for any of the host teams in the round of 16.

The Tigers (10-4) travel to seventh-seeded Penn State (12-3) May 13. The Fighting Irish are coming off a loss at Army in their regular-season finale and have some injury concerns.

On facing OR on Saturday. The Falcons are making back-to-back NCAA appearances for the first time in program history.

Eamon Campbell would close that gap to just one, 3-2, with consecutive tallies to wrap up the first quarter, but senior Tom Forsberg (Huntington, N.Y.) would respond 19 ticks into the second as a result of the opening faceoff victory. We played as a team today and did really well communicating.

"I am proud of the team", head coach Cindy Timchal said after the game. "They outcompeted us and we were just not competing in that first half and that really set the tone in High Point's favor". "You have to be ready".

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