NCAA Womens Tennis

Buffs Ready For First Postseason Since 2007

Buffs Ready For First Postseason Since 2007

ATLANTA—After two practice days and a media session, the Colorado Buffaloes Tennis team is ready for the Inaugural Universal Tennis NIT Championship, which will take place Wednesday to Saturday here at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.  

The Buffaloes (12-12) will participate in the team’s first competition beyond conference championships in 16 years, since the 2006-07 advanced to the NCAA Tournament.  

CU is the No. 2 seed and will face Cal Poly in the first round Wednesday at 1 p.m. MT.  All main draw matches will air on Amazon Prime. 

This is believe to be the first meeting between the Buffs and Cal Poly, although CU did face Cal Poly Pomona in the 1978-79 season.  

Overall, there are eight teams in this inaugural event.  Also on the Buffs side of the bracket are third-seeded Stetson and CSUN (Cal State Northridge).  CU has never faced Stetson and has faced CSUN 10 times but not since 1992, owning a 9-1 advantage.  

The other half of the bracket features top-seeded TCU against UC San Diego and fourth-seeded Appalachian State against Wyoming.  CU has played Wyoming nine times and owns an 8-1 record, including a 4-2 win this season, and the Buffs are 0-3 against TCU all-time.  CU has never played UC San Diego or Appalachian State.  

Three teams in the field are ranked in the latest ITA rankings with TCU leading the way at No. 47 followed by the Buffs at No. 62 and Wyoming at No. 70.  

This is the Buffs seventh postseason appearance in program history, although there are three seasons in the early 1980s in which the Buffs potentially played in the AIAW Tournament.  Regardless, it has been 16 seasons since the Buffs played in a postseason event the Buffs will advance further into May than any team in CU history, with the Cal Poly match-up on May 17 matching the 1999 NCAA Tournament where the Buffs fell to South Alabama on May 17 in that tournament.  All teams are guaranteed at least two matches here in the NIT. 

Cal Poly enters the NIT with a 14-9 record and finished second in the Big West both in the regular season and tournament. 


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