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Hawkeyes Selected for NCAA Tournament
Iowa will make fifth tournament appearance May 13
Anastasia Zhukova and the Hawkeyes will head to the NCAA Tournament May 13.
Anastasia Zhukova and the Hawkeyes will head to the NCAA Tournament May 13.
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May 4, 2005

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The University of Iowa women's tennis team has been selected to compete in its fifth NCAA Tournament. Iowa (14-9) will play Notre Dame (14-9) in the first round Friday, May 13 in Evanston, IL.

The seven-time defending Big Ten Champion Northwestern Wildcats were selected as one of the 16 regional site hosts. Northwestern (24-2) will face Valparaiso (15-4) in the other first round match-up. The two winners will face each other Saturday, May 14, with that winner advancing to the NCAA Championships in Athens, GA.

This year's team went 8-4 in the Big Ten and tied the school record with a fourth place finish in the Big Ten. In the Big Ten tournament last weekend, Iowa dominated Purdue, 4-0, before falling to Michigan, 4-3.

The Hawkeyes are 2-4 in NCAA Tournament matches. Playing in its first NCAA Tournament in 1999, Iowa upset Florida State (5-4) and Notre Dame (5-4) to advance to its first ever NCAA Championships, where the Hawkeyes eventually fell to Duke in the "Sweet Sixteen". The Hawkeyes lost to LSU (5-3) in 2000, North Carolina (4-1) in 2001, and Notre Dame (4-1) in 2004.

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