Lobos Travel to Compete in ITA Mountain Regional Championships

Oct. 9, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The UNM women's tennis team will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships. The event will take place at UNLV's Fertitta Tennis Complex from October 10-14.

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.

The tournament will feature U.S. Air Force Academy, Boise State, Brigham Young, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, University of Nevada at Reno, UNM, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Weber State, and Wyoming.

 "The USTA/ITA Regionals provides an awesome opportunity on a number of levels for our team," Head Coach Erica Perkins Jasper said. "First, it serves as a qualifier to the USTA/ITA National Indoor championships and secondly, and probably most importantly, it provides us with a chance to compete across the board against regional opponents."

Michaela Bezdickova is seeded number number eight in singles and is also seeded number 12 with teammate Maria Sablina in doubles.

"This tournament will provide us with a good gauge of the progress we've made so far this fall as well as an indication of areas we'll need to continue to work on as we wrap up the fall. I think the team is excited and ready to compete and wants to show people what Lobo Tennis is about."

Wednesday's first round gets under way at 10:00 a.m. MT. 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.

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