HBCU Sports News:Florida A&M to Face Georgia in NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship


INDIANAPOLIS, May 2, 2017—Florida A&M will take on the University of Georgia on Friday, May 12 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship in Athens, Ga., as the 64-team was announced Tuesday afternoon on NCAA.com.

The Rattlers, which upset top seed South Carolina State 4-2 on April 22 to win the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title, will be among four teams in Athens, along with the host Bulldogs, South Florida and Duke. Florida A&M will face Georgia on Friday at 2 p.m. – following the South Florida-Duke match at 11 a.m.

The two winners will meet in the second round on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.

On top of hosting the first and second rounds, Georgia picked up the No. 13 overall seed in the tournament.

Florida A&M is making its first NCAA appearance since 2000, the last time the Rattlers won the MEAC title.