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Lindsey Wilson Men’s Tennis Opens 2012 NAIA Tournament with Hastings | Blue Raiders

Blue Raiders open the NAIAs on Tuesday, May 15

Blue RaidersKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lindsey Wilson College men’s tennis team is the No. 11 seed in the 61st annual NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championships hosted at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala.

The Blue Raiders (18-5) open the 24-team field at 1 p.m. CT on Tuesday, May 15 against Hastings (Neb.) College. The Lindsey Wilson and Hastings winner advances to Wednesday’s second round against sixth-seeded Vanguard (Calif.) University.

Lindsey Wilson — 7-9 all-time at the national tournament — is making its ninth national championship appearance.

The Blue Raiders have won five straight entering the national tournament and 10 of their last 11.

Hastings (12-8) is playing in its third all-time national tournament. The Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament champion is 0-2 all-time in the tournament.

Lindsey Wilson and Hastings are two of 13 teams to earn an automatic berth by winning their respective conference/independent/unaffiliated group tournaments or regular season conference title.

The single-elimination, head-to-head tournament begins on Tuesday with eight first-round matchups. The top-eight seeds received first-round byes and will begin action on Wednesday, May 16. The finals are slated for 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 19.

NAIA Men’s Tennis National Tournament Schedule

NAIA Men’s Tennis National Tournament Bracket

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