Women's Tennis Hosting Regional Tournament This Week
Oct. 9, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
More than 120 women's collegiate tennis players will compete this week (Oct. 10-14) at the 2012 USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mountain Region Championships to be held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.
This is the third consecutive year that the ITA women's event will be in town. Members from 20 western teams will face off as individuals from Wednesday through Sunday on 12 courts each day in both singles and doubles.
Last year's event featured an all-UNLV singles final as third-seeded Aleksandra Josifoska fought off second-seeded Lucia Batta 6-0, 0-6, 6-2 for the title. Both players will be back as part of a Lady Rebel contingent this week that features three of the top four seeds in singles: juniors Batta (No. 1) and Josifoska (No. 2) and senior Nives Pavlovic (No. 4).
In doubles last year, the third-seeded duo of Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova of Wyoming downed Montana's Heather Davidson and Laurance Pelchat, 8-2, to take the crown.
This will be one of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking place over these middle two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions from the regionals will advance to the 2012 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 8-11, at the indoor facilities at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Wednesday's first round gets under way at 9:00 a.m. PT. A second round of singles will follow and doubles are scheduled to begin the following day, followed by another round of singles. There will be consolation draws in singles and doubles to ensure each entrant at least two matches.
The finals are set for Sunday. Admission to all matches is free of charge.
TEAMS SENDING COMPETITORS Air Force (AFA) Boise State (BSU) Brigham Young (BYU) Colorado (CU) Colorado State (CSU) Denver (DU) Idaho (ID) Idaho State (ISU) Montana (MT) Montana State (MSU) Nevada, Reno (UNR) New Mexico (UNM) New Mexico State (NMSU) Northern Arizona (NAU) Northern Colorado (UNC) UNLV (UNLV) Utah (UU) Utah State (USU) Weber State (WSU) Wyoming (WYO)
COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF PLAY Wednesday, Oct. 10 - First and second round singles
Thursday, Oct. 11 - First round doubles, third round singles, first round consolation singles
Friday, Oct. 12 - Second round doubles, first round consolation doubles, Round of 16 singles, Quarterfinal singles, second round consolation singles, added singles matches
Saturday, Oct. 13 - Round of 16 doubles, Quarterfinal doubles, second round consolation doubles, Semifinal singles, third round consolation singles
Sunday, Oct. 14 - Semifinal doubles, Doubles Final, third round consolation doubles, Singles Final, fourth round consolation singles, added singles matches