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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:55 am

No. 23 Arizona women’s tennis was selected to the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday, set to take on No. 42 Florida State in Athens, Ga. on Friday, May 9 at 1 p.m. ET.

With their selection, the Wildcats will embark on their 22ndtournament all-time and eighth in head coach Vicky Maes’ tenure.

“We are thrilled to be heading to the tournament once again,” Maes said. “We have had a stellar year and it’s only fitting that we are going to the toughest region in the country.”

Also in Arizona’s bracket are Elon and Georgia, the No. 1 ranked team overall.

UA finished its regular season 17-5 behind an experienced team, led by seniors Lacey Smyth (Oceanside, Calif.) and Kim Stubbe (Mol, Belgium), who went a combined 30-12 at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

Arizona’s five losses came only to teams in the top 30 and defeated five ranked teams.

The Seminoles finished with a 15-12 record, including a 6-8 mark in the ACC. Junior Kerrie Cartwright is the only ranked singles player at No. 123, while the duo of Cartwright and junior Daneika Borthwick rank at No. 44 in the doubles standings.

“We’ll be facing a really challenging first round against FSU, but we’re very excited with this matchup,” Maes said. “We play our best when we know it is going to be a battle.”

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona women's tennis, visit the Arizona women's tennis page  Facebook or For live updates on this weekend's matches, follow @ArizonaWTennis on Twitter.


·         21 appearances since 1987

·         One semifinal appearance

·         Two quarterfinal appearances

Year                 Record                         Postseason Appearance

1987-88             15-8                  Round One -- L Duke, 5-4

1988-89             14-12                Round Two -- L UCLA, 6-3

1989-90             14-15                Quarterfinals -- L Stanford, 6-0

1990-91             19-10                Quarterfinals -- L Stanford, 6-0

1991-92             17-7                  Round One -- L Arizona State, 5-2

1992-93             16-9                  Semifinal -- L Stanford, 5-1

*NCAA Doubles National Champions -- Alix Creek and Michelle Oldham

1993-94             12-13                Round Two -- L Texas, 5-2

1994-95             16-7                  Round Two -- L Duke, 5-1

1995-96             N/A                   Round Two -- L UCLA, 5-2

1996-97             14-9                  Round One -- L Texas, 5-0

1997-98             N/A                   Round One -- L Kansas, 6-3

1998-99             N/A                   Round Two -- L Florida, 5-0

1999-00             N/A                   Round Two -- L USC, 5-2

2000-01             6-14                  No postseason appearance

2001-02             12-11                Round Two -- L Arizona State, 4-0

2002-03             9-11                  Round Two -- L Harvard, 4-3

2003-04             7-13                  Round Two -- L USC, 4-0

2004-05             7-12                  No postseason appearance

2005-06             13-12                Round Two -- L Stanford, 4-0

2006-07             9-14                  Round One -- L Kentucky, 4-0

2007-08             7-17                  No postseason appearance

2008-09             11-10                No postseason appearance

2009-10             13-9                  No postseason appearance

2010-11             15-7                  Round One -- L South Carolina, 4-2

2011-12             16-9                  Round Two -- L North Carolina, 4-2

2012-13 9-14                  No postseason appearance


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