Harvard's Susanna Lingman Captures Wilson/ITA Eastern Regional

Philadelphia -No. 6 seedSusanna Lingman of Harvard won the Wilson/ITA Eastern Regional Women's Tennis Tournament, held on Oct. 22-26 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lingmanadvanced to the final by defeating teammate Elsa O'Riain, 6-3, 6-2. She met another teammate, Courtney Bergman, in the final. Bergman had advanced to the final after defeating Megan Moulton-Levy of William and Mary, 6-0, 6-4. Lingman won the final in a walk over due to an injury to Bergman.

In the doubles final, the tandem of Moulton-Levy and Candice Fuchs defeated Olga Borisova/Marianna Yuferova of Virginia Commonwealth, 9-8 (3).

The singles finalists and doubles champion from the event earnedspots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.

The 2004 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation’s premier collegiate indoor tennis tournament, is the second of three national championship events for college tennis this season. The first events – the Riviera/ITA Women’s and IcyHot/ITA Men’s All-American Championships – were held earlier this month, and the third event is season-ending NCAA Championships in May. The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country, the ITA National Small College champions, top performers from the ITA All-American Championships and at-large card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 7,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the ITA Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant

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