St. Norbert Makes First NCAA Division III Regional Appearance Thursday

From Sports Information Director, May 11, 2010 | Women's Tennis
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship with a regional tournament berth this week.

The Green Knights (8-7) will face Luther College (25-5) in a first-round match at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. The winner advances to a regional semifinal match Friday against Gustavus Adolphus (20-4).

The other half of the regional bracket includes UW-Whitewater (20-4), Wheaton College (17-4) and Edgewood College (11-5). Wheaton and Edgewood play at noon Thursday in the other first-round matchup.

St. Norbert clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament by winning the Midwest Conference Team Tournament last October. The Green Knights topped Grinnell College 5-4 and Beloit College 5-1 to win its first conference championship since 1997.