Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cal women, Virginia men seeded first in NCAAs

   The Cal women and defending champion Virginia men, featuring sophomore star Collin Altamirano of Sacramento, received No. 1 overall seedings today in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championship.
   Both schools will open at home in the 64-team tournaments. The second-ranked Bears (19-1), who claimed the top seeding for the first time, will meet Texas-Rio Grande Valley (11-10) on May 13 at 1 p.m. The top-ranked Cavaliers (24-4) will face Monmouth (11-9) on May 14.
   The Cal men and Stanford women also will play at home. The 13th-seeded Bears (17-6) will meet Army (12-8) on May 14 at noon, and the 15th-seeded Cardinal (14-5) will face Texas A&M Corpus Christi (24-0) on May 13 at 2 p.m.
   The Stanford men (14-10), seeded 17-32, will play Notre Dame (15-13), seeded 33-48, on May 14 in Evanston, Ill.
   First-round winners will play at the same sites on the following day. The last four rounds in the men's and women's tournaments are scheduled for May 19-24 in Tulsa, Okla. The Stanford women could meet top-ranked Florida (21-2) in the round of 16.
   The Stanford men and women each have won 17 NCAA team titles. The women rank first, far ahead of second-place Florida with six. The men rank second behind USC with 21. The Cardinal women last won the title in 2013 and the men in 2000. Cal has never won the men's or women's title.
   In last year's finals, the Virginia men defeated Oklahoma 4-1, and the Vanderbilt women topped UCLA 4-2. The Bruins since have added freshman standout Alaina Miller of Saratoga in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   Here are links to this year's brackets for the men and women.

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