CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Iowa Conference Champion Coe College women's tennis team is heading to St. Louis for the NCAA Regionals this weekend. Coe will face Grinnell in the opening round.
Coe earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals by defeating Luther two weeks ago in the IIAC Automatic Qualifier Tournament. This is the fifth appearance in the NCAA's for the Kohawks, as they also qualified in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. Coe is 4-4 all-time in the tournament and has never lost a first round match.
The Kohawks (19-5) will face a familiar opponent in the Pioneers in the first round. Coe defeated Grinnell 5-4 on April 19 in the regular season finale. The Pioneers are 16-7 on the year and also earned an automatic bid to the tournament by winning the Midwest Conference Championship. Coe is ranked 14th in the ITA Central Region, while Grinnell is ranked 15th. The match will be played on Thursday at a time to be announced.
Washington University in St. Louis (17-5), ranked ninth in the country and first in the region, will await the winner on Friday at a time to be announced. On the other side of the bracket, Edgewood (19-8) will face 25th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater (20-5). The Warhawks defeated Coe 8-1 earlier this year. The winner will advance to take on 11th-ranked DePauw (18-4). The regional final is set for Saturday.
Check back to CoeAthletics.com for the start time in the next few days.