Johns Hopkins Earns Bye, Will Travel to Tufts for NCAA Regional
BALTIMORE, MD – The 14th-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s tennis team will travel to Tufts for the NCAA Regional this weekend. Hopkins (17-5) earned a first-round bye and will face the winner of TCNJ (14-3) and Baruch (11-5). Host and sixth-ranked Tufts (14-6) will face the winner of Ithaca (13-6) and Nichols (14-3).
Hopkins is in the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year after winning their 11th consecutive Centennial Conference Championship. The Blue Jays have earned a first-round bye for the seventh straight year and eighth overall. Hopkins is 16-11 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, with nine straight Sweet 16 appearances and three quarterfinal trips.
Hopkins is 6-0 against TCNJ, including 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament. The two last met on March 18, 2016 with the Blue Jays winning 5-4. Hopkins and Baruch have never met, though they have been in the same regional in prior years. Hopkins and Tufts have met just twice, with each team winning once. Tufts beat Hopkins in the 2011 NCAA Sweet 16 while the Blue Jays beat the Jumbos in the 2012 regular season.
Match dates and times will be announced on Tuesday, May 9.