Philadelphia- The University of Pennsylvania will be hosting the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Eastern Women’s Regional Championships October 22-26. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.
In addition to host Penn, this event will feature the top players from Division I schools from the Eastern Region. This week’s top seeds are: Ramona But of Maryland, Megan Muth of William and Mary, Courtney Bergman of Harvard, Marianna Yuferova of Virginia Commonwealth, Olga Borisova of Virginia Commonwealth, Susanna Lingman of Harvard, Megan Molton-Levy of William and Mary and Anat Elazari of Virginia Tech.
Seventeen ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women are taking place over these last two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country.
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