What a year it's been for Syracuse Athletics. The department as a whole has never been stronger and so many programs reached new heights this year alone. The latest to join the club? Syracuse Orange Tennis, who is going to the NCAAs for the first time in program history.
The Orange (14-8) will travel to Florida to take on Georgia State (15-5) in the first round of the tournament. Florida (21-2) will host the first two rounds as the No. 2 seed. First- and second-round competition takes place May 13-14 and will feature four teams playing in a single-elimination format.
The team had been performing at program-best level all season long thanks to strong group of young players and head couch Younes Limam's impact.
"It's a big day for our program and a testament of a lot of hard work and persistence from our young ladies," head coach Younes Limam said. "There are a lot of people that contributed in different ways to today's achievement; our coaches and athletics department, former players and the entire Drumlins family. We look forward to our first round at the NCAAs."
Pistachios also played a big role in the team's success. Yeah, you heard us.
If SU can come out of their region, they'll advance to the quarterfinals in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the national championship event takes place from May 15-19.