First Round: Duke (L, 0-4)

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School/Record: Richmond (17-6)
Conference: Atlantic 10
Head Coach/Record: Mark Wesselink (297-181)
NCAA Championship Appearances: 6th
Best NCAA Finish: The Spiders have fell in the first round in each of their six appearances in the tournament. Richmond fell to No. 15 William & Mary, 4-0, in its last NCAA appearance in 2007.

2009 Team Highlights: Richmond captured its fifth A-10 title in six years, and sixth title overall. The Spiders boast a 17-5 overall record and enter the tournament on a three-game win streak.

Player/Coach Highlights: Head coach Mark Wesselink earned his fifth Coach of the Year award after leading Richmond to its sixth A-10 title…Senior Pamela Duran was named the Most Outstanding Performer for the second time in three years…Junior Erin Clark was named the 2009 A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year…Duran, Clark and sophomore Kelly Tidwell were all named to the All Conference first-team…Duran went undefeated in the A-10 Championship and leads the Spiders at first singles and second doubles…Clark enters the tournament with a combined 13 victories and went 3-0 in singles during the championship.

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