INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Coe College women's tennis team will travel to the Windy City on Friday for the NCAA Regional Championships. This will be Coe's sixth-straight appearance in the tournament.
The Kohawks (18-9) will face Augustana (24-6) in the first round at the University of Chicago. Coe earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals by defeating Luther two weeks ago in the IIAC Automatic Qualifier Tournament. This is the eighth appearance in the NCAA's for the Kohawks, as they also qualified in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Coe is 5-7 all-time in the tournament, with a 5-2 all-time record in the first round. This will be the second time this year Coe has faced Augustana, as the Vikings beat the Kohawks 7-2 in Rock Island, Ill. earlier this year. The winner will face ninth-ranked Chicago in the second round.
Coe is ranked 20th in the ITA Central Region, while Augustana is ranked 15th in the region. Host Chicago is the top-ranked team in the region. The match will be played on Friday at 9 a.m. In last year's NCAA Tournament, Coe beat Grinnell in the opening round before falling to 12th-ranked Sewanee in the second round.