Courtesy of DenverPioneers.com
DENVER - The No. 47 Denver Pioneers women's tennis team (17-5, 5-0) will match up against No. 13 Kansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Lawrence, Kansas on Friday, May 3. The winner of Denver/Kansas will play the winner of Florida/Boston College in the second round.
"It will be a battle," Head Coach Christian Bass said. "It will be fun. They have had a great year and we have too, so we're looking forward to the weekend."
The first round matchup is a rematch from last season when Denver fell to Kansas, 4-3, in the first round of the 2018 tournament. The Pioneers enter the NCAA tournament after having won the Summit League regular-season title and the tournament championship for the sixth straight year. Denver is on a four-match winning streak, having not dropped a team point since April 7.
Senior co-captains Bianca Mok and Arisha Ladhani lead the Pioneers on the singles courts where No. 101 and 2019 Summit League Player of the Year Mok has a 15-2 mark at No. 1 and Ladhani has a 12-5 record, going 6-3 at No. 2. Mok is on a 10-match winning streak in singles play, second only to sophomore Camille Verden-Anderson who has won 11-straight matches to build a 19-2 record. Sophomore Anna Riedmiller has been consistent for the Pioneers as well with a 17-2 singles record.
In doubles play, Mok and Verden-Anderson have tallied the most victories for the Pioneers with a 14-4 record, playing every match at No. 1. Riedmiler and freshman 2019 Newcomer of the Year Tatum Burger are 8-3 at No. 2.
Time of the first round matchup is set to be announced. The NCAA Individual Selection Show is set for Tuesday, April 29.