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Courtesy: Clay Bailey

ALST women, JKST men await NCAA Tennis paths

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 05/01/2017
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – SWAC women's tennis champions Alabama State and SWAC men's tennis runners up Jackson State will discover their national postseason paths when the NCAA Division I Tennis Selection Shows take place on Tuesday afternoon.

All live selection shows will be found on the NCAA.com homepage and the NCAA.com live schedule page here: http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2017/05/02

The Division I men's team selections will be announced at 4 p.m. CT while the Division I women's team selections will be made starting at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Individuals will be announced through a press release by the NCAA on Wednesday with a time yet to be determined. 

The top-seeded Alabama State Lady Hornets completed their undefeated season against conference opponents this season and topped it off with a championship on April 16 as it rallied back to upend Jackson State 4-2 to win the SWAC Women's Tennis Championship at the Pepsi Tennis Center in New Orleans, La. 

The Lady Hornets, who went 8-0 during conference play in the regular season, swept fourth-seeded Alcorn State on April 15 in the semifinal round before finishing their title run the following day despite dropping the doubles point.

The win secured the Lady Hornets' third championship in program history and first in 18 years dating back to the 1999 season.

The Jackson State men's team reached the SWAC Championship finals after running a conference record of 5-1 during the regular season.  The No. 2 seeded Tigers earned a bye in the opening round before defeating No. 3 Alcorn State 4-3 to advance to the championship. 

Jackson State lost to SWAC Champion and top-seeded Alabama State 4-0, however the team's APR rating was in good standing to still qualify for the NCAA Tournament. 

The Tigers won the 2016 SWAC Men's Tennis Championship and are four-time champions in the conference's history.