Women's Tennis Set to Host Wilson/ITA East Regional Tournament

PHILADELPHIA – Penn will be hosting the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's East Championships October 24-28. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, November6-9, hosted by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

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: Kellie Schmitt of Marshall, Zoricic of William and Mary, Ragini Acharya of William and Mary, Ekaterina Kosminskaya of Penn, Jennifer Stevens of UVA, Lana Krasnopolsky of Boston College, Bianca Aboubakare of Brown, Janet Kim of Yale, Emily Fraser of UVA, Pam Duran of Richmond

Seventeen Wilson/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 2008 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 D’Novo 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 performersfrom the ITA All-American Championships and at-large wild 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.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit presented by the USTA, and the ITA Rankings for men's and women's tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA website is www.itatennis.com.

Download: ITA east regional letter.pdf