Date: May 7, 2001
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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W&L MEN'S TENNIS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
Generals To Make First Appearance Since 1991

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team was awarded a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament on Monday afternoon. The Generals will face Swarthmore College on Sat., May 12, at 2:00 pm on the campus of Washington College.

The Generals were placed in the South Atlantic Regional hosted by Washington. The Shoremen received a first-round bye and will face the winner of W&L's contest with the Garnet Tide on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

The bid was W&L's seventh overall since the NCAA went to a team format in 1983 and its first since the 1991 season. The Generals claimed the 1988 National Championship and have reached the championship match three times.

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