The tennis teams are back from the SEC tournaments. The girls won their championship by beating Tennessee 4-0 in the final. The guys didn't have such luck against the Vols, losing in the semis 4-1. It wasn't an upset because the Vols were actually rated a spot ahead of us in the rankings, but still. So, the girls charge into the NCAAs while the guys limp.
The NCAA brackets were released this afternoon. The guys will face South Carolina State in the first round Friday, May 8. They are the #4 national seed and will host the first and second round. The Vols and Texas are the seeds in the bottom half of our quarter of the bracket and #1 seed Virginia is the top ranked team on our side of the tournament.
The girls are the #2 national seed and also host South Carolina State on the 9th. Florida, one of only two teams to beat the girls this year, is a possible third round opponent. Of the two teams, one would reasonably conclude the best chance for a championship is with the girls. They already won the SEC, made it to the finals in national indoors, and have only lost twice. But, they are going to have to beat both the teams that topped them this year in all likelihood, Florida and Northwestern, to get that championship.