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Bills to Meet Fordham in A-10 Championship First Round

Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
          Release: 04/17/2012
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ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis is the No. 10 seed for the 29th annual Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Tennis Championship and will take on No. 7 Fordham in a first-round match Thursday, April 19, at Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CT).

The winner of the match between the Billikens (11-9) and Rams (17-5) will face second-seeded Charlotte (15-5) in the quarterfinals Friday at noon (CT).

Saint Louis was the A-10 Championship runner-up last season, falling to Richmond in the title match.

Massachusetts earned the No. 1 seed and joined Charlotte in receiving a first-round bye. The Minutewomen await the winner of No. 8 Rhode Island and No. 9 Duquesne.

Richmond, which has captured the last three and eight of the last 10 conference crowns, is the No. 3 seed and will face No. 14 La Salle in first-round action. Other first-round pairings are No. 4 Temple vs. No. 13 Dayton, No. 5 Xavier vs. No. 12 St. Bonaventure, and No. 6 George Washington vs. No. 11 Saint Joseph's.

The semifinals are set for Saturday at 9 a.m. and noon (CT). Sunday's title match, which determines the A-10's automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championship, begins at 9 a.m. (CT).

The A-10 Championship changed to a single-elimination format this year. There will be no back draw. For more information on the tournament, visit
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