Women's tennis faces California in NCAA first round

Sophomore Polina Movchan

May 9, 2013


Berkeley, Calif. - The Stony Brook women's tennis team will face No. 8 California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at the Hellman Tennis Complex at 4 p.m. ET. Also competing in the Berkeley Regional are No. 21 Auburn and No. 40 St. Mary's (Calif.).

CalBears.com will provide live streaming video on each of the six courts.

The Seawolves are one of 31 automatic qualifiers, having won their second straight America East Conference championship.

Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia), who is ranked No. 115 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and became the first player in program history to be selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship, leads Stony Brook with a 14-1 record in dual matches.

Last season, the Seawolves competed just 50 minutes from where they are today, taking on Stanford in Palo Alto across San Francisco Bay.