PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team will host the 19th Annual Cissie Leary Invitational this weekend. Play starts on Friday, October 2 and continues through Sunday, October 4.
Matches are scheduled to take place on the outdoor courts at the Hamlin Tennis Center and the indoor courts at the Hecht Tennis Center.
Matches start at 9 a.m. and are projected to finish at 5 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the projected finish time is 9 p.m.
Matches start at 9 a.m. and are projected to finish at 4 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the projected finish time is 9 p.m.
Matches start at 9 a.m. and are expected to finish at 2 p.m.
Penn, Columbia, Delaware, Drexel, Georgetown, Maryland, Princeton, St. John’s, Temple, Yale
There will be two flights A & B for singles and doubles main draw.
There will also have back draws, as each singles player will be guaranteed at least 3 matches and each doubles team will play a minimum of 2 matches.
About the Cissie Leary Invitational:
First contested in 1997, the Cissie Leary Invitational honors the memory and legacy of Cissie Leary, head women’s tennis coach at Penn from 1977-1996. She had 16 winning seasons at the helm of the Red and Blue, compiling a career record of 229-119. In 1995, her team was 16-7 overall, and 6-1 in the Ivy League to earn a trip to the NCAA East Regional. Leary passed away in November of 1996 following a long battle with scleroderma, and this tournament has been held every year since in her honor.
Last Year at the Cissie Leary:
In singles Flight 'A', Princeton senior Lindsay Graff outlasted Penn senior Sol Eskenazi 6-3, 6-3 to take home the trophy.
Harvard sophomore Monica Lin and freshman Annika Ringblom defeated Princeton's Graff and freshman Katrine Steffensen, 8-4, to take home the doubles title.
Download: 2015 Cissie Leary Brackets.pdf