Beazant and Harmath Earn NCAA Berths
Second consecutive year
May 1, 2013
Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath have earned repeat appearances in the singles and doubles competitions as part of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Illinois, following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 17-21.
Beazant earned an at large berth to complete in her second consecutive NCAA singles event, and will join with Harmath to participate for a second consecutive year in doubles.
Last year the duo combined to post a pair of milestone wins for the Owls in NCAA play. Beazant won Rice's first singles match in NCAA play since 1986 when she defeated Stacey Tan of Stanford, 7-5, 6-2. The following day, Beazant and Harmath recorded Rice's first doubles win in the NCAA Women's Doubles Championship, downing Alabama's 41st ranked pair of Antonia Foehse and Mary Anne Macfarlane 6-1, 6-4.
Harmath is listed as the second alternate to earn a spot in the 2013 NCAA Singles Championship.
All matches shall be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.
Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championships is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences.
All singles players must have a minimum of 13 completed singles matches, with six matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.