Nguyen opens against Texas’ Addison in NCAA tournament

Courtesy of Hawaii Athletics

ATHENS, Ga.—The NCAA Women’s Singles Championship brackets were released today. University of Hawai’i tennis player Cindy Nguyen will open the tournament against Texas’ Breaunna Addison on Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. The tournament will be held at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. from May 21-26.

Nguyen, a freshman from Long Beach, Calif., was the highest-ranked player from the Big West at No. 123 therefore earning the automatic bid to the tournament. She is one of 15 automatic qualifiers that will compete with 49 at-large selections. 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. She is the only player from the Big West to be competing in the tournament.

Nguyen led Hawai’i with a 22-4 overall singles record. In dual matches she recorded a 17-3 record and played all but one match at the No. 1 position. Nguyen was 6-1 in Big West matches and finished the season on an 11-match win streak and helped Hawai’i win nine of their last 11 matches.

Nguyen is the seventh player from the Big West to be selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship. This is the third straight season that the Big West has had a representative play in the tournament.

Nguyen’s opponent, Addison, is a 5-5 sophomore from Boca Raton, Fla. In singles competition this year, she was 27-10 overall with a 19-5 record in dual matches. Addison was 8-5 in tournament action and was the team’s No. 1 singles player with a 19-5 overall record. Texas went to the second round of the NCAA team tournament, winning the first round, 5-0 over Houston, but falling 2-4 to Texas A&M in College Station, Tx.

2014 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship
Where: Dan Magill Tennis Complex (Athens, Ga.)
When: Wednesday, May 21 – Monday, May 26
Follow the tournament on Twitter @NCAATennis2014

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