Ole Miss tennis keeps NCAA Tournament streaks going

Published 5:46 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ole Miss’ tennis teams are back in the NCAA Tournament.

The Rebels’ men’s team earned its 24th straight tournament appearance while the women got their ninth straight tournament bid when the 64-team brackets were announced Tuesday. The men (16-9) will open the tournament in Los Angeles against UC Santa Barbara next Friday while the women (14-13) will head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for their first-round match against William & Mary next Friday or Saturday.

Should Ole Miss’ men advance, they would face either host UCLA or Army in the second round. The Rebels’ women would face either Furman or North Carolina, the No. 2 national seed, if they get past William & Mary.

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Ole Miss’ men are led by All-American Gustav Hansson, who’s ranked 19th nationally in singles. Another All-American, Arianne Hartono, leads the women. Hartono is ranked No. 27 in singles and recently earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.