The 53rd ranked University of Utah men’s tennis team (14-8, 2-5) will open the Pac-12 Conference Championships seeded 5th and will play 8th seeded Arizona (12-14, 1-6) on Wednesday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. PT. The tournament will be held in Ojai, California at Libbey Park.
“We look forward to playing the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai,” said assistant coach Roeland Brateanu. “The people of Ojai always do a terrific job hosting the tournament and we have played some great matches here the last two years. It’s a great opportunity for us to get some revenge against Arizona and to try to close out the season on a positive note.”
Utah dropped their final conference match of the season against Arizona in Tucson last Friday, 4-1, but remained 5th in the final Pac-12 standings. It marks the highest final conference ranking for the Utes since joining the Pac-12 almost 3 years ago.
If the Utes are succesfull in defeating Arizona, they will play 16th ranked and No. 4 seeded California (14-6, 4-3) on Thursday at 11 a.m. PT in the quarterfinals.
Teams are seeded by win-loss percentages from regular season Conference play. The winning team in the Pac-12 Conference Championships will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. For more information on the Pac-12 Championships, including TV time for the finals, click here.