NORTH CANTON, Ohio - For the first time since the Cavaliers joined Division II, the women's tennis team at Walsh University is qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Walsh earned an at-large bid after they fell to Hillsdale in the G-MAC Tournament final.
The Cavaliers are the seventh seed in the Midwest Regional and will face the number two seed Wayne State on Monday (May 13) at 2:00 PM. Wayne State is 30th in the nation and seventh in the region.
Walsh finished the season with a 16-9 record, the second most wins in the Division II era.
This season, four tennis players earned All-Conference honors. Mercedes Fernandez was a First Team All-Conference nod with 12 singles wins and 20 doubles victories. Nicole Beidacki, Clara Drasch and Parvanee Karimpour were named Second Team All-Conference. Beidacki finished with 18 singles wins and 20 doubles victories. Drasch had 18 wins in singles play and 15 wins as a doubles partner. Karimpour was 12-5 in doubles action.