Belaya and Loomans are the 19th different Tribe doubles team on the 22nd occasion to take part in the NCAA Doubles Championship. In 24 of the last 27 years, the Green and Gold have had at least one representative in the NCAA Individual Championships. Loomans will compete in her second NCAA Championship after taking part in the singles draw last season, while Belaya becomes the 31st different W&M player to compete at the event.
The W&M team rides a 13-match winning streak into the NCAA Championship and owns a 20-5 overall mark. All five setbacks came to teams currently ranked in the Campbell's ITA National Rankings, while the duo owns four wins over teams in the top 35. On five occasions this season, the Tribe pair garnered the CAA Doubles Team of the Week accolade on the way to First-Team All-CAA honors in pair's competition. Belaya and Loomans have been ranked nationally in each of the last six polls, including a season-high No. 20 in the country on March 27. The Tribe duo is currently ranked No. 35 nationally and earned a spot in the doubles championship as the CAA's automatic bid.
Guarachi and McLane compiled a 17-4 overall mark this season, including a 5-3 against nationally ranked foes. The pair is currently ranked its highest on the season at No. 14 after entering the national rankings. The winner of the Tribe/Crimson Tide matchup will face either the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Florida team of Sofie Oyen and Allie Will or the No. 13-ranked Baylor pair of Ema Burgic and Nina Secerbegovic in the round of 16 on Friday, May 25.
The 2012 NCAA Doubles Championship is being hosted by the University of Georgia at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Live scoring and video for the NCAA Doubles Championships will be available on the Web at GeorgiaBulldogs.com. The doubles quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, respectively, while the national championship will be a Monday, May 28.