INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Qualifying for NCAA Championship postseason play for the 25th time in program history, the No. 34 Harvard men's tennis team (20-6, 4-3 Ivy) has been selected to face Oklahoma State in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament, as announced by the league at the NCAA Selection show today, May 1. The Crimson will travel to the University of Southern California to face the Cowboys the weekend of May 11-13.
Harvard earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament after finishing the season ranked 34th in the nation. The Crimson last advanced to the tournament in 2015 where it fell to No. 28 Northwestern in a tight match in the first round, 4-3.
The Crimson and Cowboys have met six times in program history as the all-time series is tied at three apiece. In their last meeting, Harvard dropped a 4-0 decision to Oklahoma State. The winner of this match will go on to face the winner of UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 USC. Other match ups in Harvard's bracket include No. 7 North Carolina vs. Campbell and Tennessee vs. UNCW.