DENTON, Texas - North Texas tennis was selected by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association to participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend to begin the National Team Indoor Championships, January 25-28, 2013 in College Station, Texas.
The Mean Green will face 17th-rated Texas A&M in the first match of the tournament. Joining North Texas and the Aggies will be No. 27 Arizona and No. 39 Minnesota.
Arizona defeated the Gophers from Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this season, while the Aggies lost in the second round to the 15th-seeded Michigan Wolverines.
Each team participating in the kick-off is guaranteed two matches, with the 15 teams from the regional sites that win both of their matches will advance to the National Indoor Championships.
The selection into the 2013 Kick-Off Weekend marks only the second time that North Texas has been selected to participate in the first team national championship of the year as the Mean Green appeared in the Cal-Berkeley site in 2011.