INDIANAPOLIS --- For the 11th time in the last 12 seasons and the ninth time under head coach Brian Kalbas, the North Carolina women's tennis team has been awarded a home regional and a national seed for the NCAA Division I Team Championship, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The Tar Heels are the No. 2 seed in the 2013 event and will welcome Tennessee, VCU and South Carolina State to the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center May 10 and 11. The No. 2 seed is the highest in program history, matching the 2010 squad that advanced to the national semifinals.
Carolina will face MEAC champion South Carolina State at 1 p.m. on May 10. That match will follow the first-round meeting between Atlantic 10 champion VCU and SEC at-large selection Tennessee at 10 a.m. The two first-round winners will meet Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. for the right to advance to Urbana, Ill., this year's final NCAA site.
Carolina is making its 15th consecutive appearance in the national tournament and 10th in a row under Kalbas. The Tar Heels have an all-time NCAA record of 26-14 and have advanced beyond the regional round on eight occasions, including last year's run to the round of 16.
Tickets for the event are $5 for the general public and $3 for students and seniors. Gates will open one hour prior to play on both Friday and Saturday.
Friday, May 10
9 a.m. Gates Open
10 a.m. Tennessee vs. VCU
1 p.m. South Carolina State vs. North Carolina
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. Gates Open
11 a.m. Second Round