OXFORD, Ohio. -- With final exams in the rear-view mirror, the Miami tennis team is ready to take on 12th-seeded Stanford Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship. The RedHawks and Cardinal meet at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) following a match between Pepperdine and Rice.
Miami (13-12, 7-1 MAC) is making its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament with both previous trips (2009 and 2010) coming at Northwestern.
Nimisha Mohan, a first-team All-MAC selection, holds a 23-11 overall record, including 15-9 in dual matches. She played No. 1 the second half of the season, posting a 7-5 mark at that position. She won the deciding match at the MAC Championship, winning 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 for the 4-3 decision. Her efforts won her all-tournament and Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
Alix Thurman plays No. 2 for the RedHawks, holding a 22-12 overall record, including 11-4 at her current spot. She was a second-team All-MAC selection, posting a 5-3 mark in league play. Christiana Raymond, the No. 3 player, was undefeated in league play and has now won 10 straight singles matches. She earned all-tournament honors after winning both singles and one doubles match in Muncie.
The doubles lineup features Rajkovic and Guerrazzi at No. 1, Thurman and Mohan at No. 2 and Raymond and Costea taking the three spot.
Stanford (16-4, 8-2 Pac-12) is making its 32nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cardinal won five of their last six matches overall while finishing tied for third place in the Pac-12.
The Cardinal is coming off a 4-3 loss to California back on April 19 in its most recent matchup, snapping a string of eight consecutive wins over the Golden Bears that also included a 6-1 home victory on March 2.
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