BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Mid-South Conference officials released the 2020-21 MSC Women's Tennis Tournament bracket on Tuesday, following the conclusion of the conference's regular season. Cumberland receives a bye as the fifth seed in the tournament and will take on fourth-seeded Georgetown in the quarterfinals.
The tournament will start with three opening-round matches on Thursday afternoon in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Cumberlands (Ky.) enters the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed after taking the MSC regular-season championship. The Patriots (17-2, 10-0 MSC) are set to face the winner of the first opening-round match between No. 8-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) (4-8, 2-8 MSC) and No. 9-seeded Martin Methodist (Tenn.) (2-10, 2-8 MSC).
No. 2 seed Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (12-2, 9-1 MSC) takes on the winner of the second opening round match between No. 7-seeded Thomas More (Ky.) (4-10, 4-6 MSC) and No. 10-seeded Bethel (Tenn.) (2-11, 2-8 MSC).
No. 3 seed Campbellsville (Ky.) (15-3, 8-2 MSC) matches up with the winner of the final opening-round match between No. 6-seeded Shawnee State (Ohio) (6-8, 4-6 MSC) and No. 11-seeded Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (1-11, 1-9 MSC).
No. 4 seed Georgetown (Ky.) (9-4, 7-3 MSC) faces No. 5 seed Cumberland (Tenn.) (9-6, 6-4 MSC) in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The 2020-21 MSC Women's Tennis Tournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid