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UB men's tennis will face Texas A&M in NCAA First Round


BUFFALO – The University at Buffalo men's tennis team will head to Texas A&M for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, it was announced on Tuesday during the men's tennis selection show.  The Bulls and the Aggies will square off on Friday, May 12 at 2pm CST.

Buffalo enters the national tournament with an impressive resume as UB is 14-5 on the season with all five losses coming to Ivy League opponents.  The Bulls went a perfect 7-0 in the MAC regular season, winning the conference title, and then picked up two more wins in the conference tournament, claiming the tournament title as well.  Today, head coach Lee Nickell was named MAC Coach of the Year.

This will be the first time that UB has ever met Texas A&M in men's tennis.  The Aggies enter the NCAA Tournament with a 19-6 record and an 11-1 mark in SEC play.  Texas A&M lost in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, 4-3, to #18 Mississippi State.

Also in the College Station regional is Oregon and Memphis, who will play at 11am CST on Friday.  The winners of the two matches will meet on Saturday, May 13 at 2pm CST with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.

All-session and single match tickets will be on sale to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Tickets can be purchased by phone at 888-992-4443, online at www.12thmanfoundation.com or in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kyle Field Box Office located on the north end of the stadium.   Tickets can also be purchased at the Mitchell Tennis Center starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12. Student tickets are available for $4 per match or $6 for the entire session.

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