LIMA - The NAIA released the pairings and brackets for the 2012 Women's Tennis National Championships, held May 15-19 in Mobile, Alabama. The University of Northwestern Ohio was slotted in the 18th-seed and will open up the tournament at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 against No. 14 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).
The winner of that match then faces third-seeded Embry-Riddle at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16.
The Lady Racers and Robert Morris (Ill.) are the two newcomers to the tournament while 10 schools will be appearing for the 10th time since 2000. Seventeen of the 24 qualifiers are returners from last year's tournament.
UNOH enters the tournament after upsetting Davenport University in the finals of the NAIA Unaffiliated Group Tournament. The Lady Racers are 16-9, ranked 26th in the final NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll, and finished runners-up in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.