Lady Raider Tennis

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech women’s tennis team earned its ninth-straight NCAA Tournament selection on Monday evening and will travel to Los Angeles, Calif., for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tennis Tournament this weekend.

 

The Lady Raiders will be the No. 2 seed at this weekend’s four-team regional, joining San Diego, Grand Canyon and host UCLA.

 

Texas Tech will face the region’s No. 3 seed San Diego in the first-round match on Friday or Saturday. Should they advance, the Lady Raiders will play the winner of UCLA and Grand Canyon in the second round.

 

Looking to add to a 15-8 overall season to this point, the Lady Raiders finished the conference season at 6-3 in Big 12 play to finish third in the league standings—outpacing their preseason projection. It was Tech’s best conference finish since 2018, and the team was 7-2 at home and 7-5 on the road.

 

The Lady Raiders opened the season winning, seven of their first eight matches, including a big, 4-3 win over then-No. 23 Arizona State in Lubbock in February. Texas Tech opened the conference season 3-0 with dominant wins over TCU, Kansas and Kansas State to serve up Big 12 play.

 

The team won five of seven matches on a tough, extended road trip that spanned from March 19 to April 10. Among the highlights of the stretch was a pair of 4-3 road victories over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State that marked the first sweep of the Oklahoma schools for the program since 2018.

 

The full bracket for the tournament can be found here. More information on live stats and streaming for this weekend’s regional will be made available later this week.