BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 12, 2013) - The pairings are set for the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Tennis Championships, which will be hosted April 18-20 at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Florida Tech is serving as the host for this year's tournament. The SSC is partnering with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission in hosting the event at South County Regional Park.

In the women’s bracket, Rollins will play as the No. 4 seed, matching up with No. 5 Florida Southern at 9 a.m on Thursday. The Tars (14-4) and Moccasins (15-5) both collected a 4-4 SSC record, but Rollins took the higher seed due to a 5-4 decision over Southern in the teams' regular-season match.

Barry has clinched the top seed on the women's side, having rolled to a perfect 21-0 overall record this spring, including an 8-0 slate against conference opponents. The Buccaneers will face eighth-seeded Nova Southeastern in quarterfinal action on Thursday, April 18, at 9 a.m.

The Sharks finished the regular season with a 7-11 overall record and 2-6 SSC mark. Florida Tech (14-8 overall) also posted a 2-6 conference record, but the Panthers took the No. 7 seed by virtue of a 7-2 win over the Sharks in the teams' regular-season meeting.

As such, No. 7 Florida Tech will face off with No. 2 Saint Leo at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Saint Leo has tallied a 14-4 overall record and 6-1 SSC mark with one conference match remaining against Eckerd on Friday afternoon. Nevertheless, the Lions have already secured the No. 2 seed regardless of that outcome, having defeated third-seeded Lynn 5-4 in a regular-season contest.

No. 3 Lynn (14-3, 6-2 SSC) will face No. 6 Tampa (14-5, 3-5 SSC) at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the other women's quarterfinal.

Thursday's quarterfinal winners will advance to the women's semifinals, which will be played at 9 a.m. on Friday. Quarterfinal losers will compete in a backdraw bracket on Friday.

South County Regional Park is located at 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton, FL. Admission is free to all matches of the 2013 SSC Tennis Championships.


Quarterfinals - Thursday, April 18
9 a.m.
No. 1 Barry vs. No. 8 Nova Southeastern
No. 3 Lynn vs. No. 6 Tampa
No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Florida Southern
11:30 a.m.
No. 2 Saint Leo vs. No. 7 Florida Tech

Semifinals and Backdraw - Friday, April 19
9 a.m.
Winner No. 1/8 vs. Winner No. 4/5
Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
Loser No. 1/8 vs. Loser No. 4/5
11:30 a.m.
Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6

Championships and Consolation Matches - Saturday, April 20
9 a.m.
Women's Championship: Semifinal Winners
Women's 7th Place: Backdraw Losers
11:30 a.m.
Women's 3rd Place: Semifinal Losers
Women's 5th Place: Backdraw Winners