UTEP Sends Four To ITA Southwest Regional
UTEP will be represented by four student-athletes at the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Regional, Friday through Tuesday, Oct. 21-25 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.
Senior Danielle King, junior Katherine Palider and sophomore Teri Wilkerson have each been placed in the 64-player singles qualifying draw. The eight participants who advance to the quarterfinals will be placed into the 64-player main draw, which will get underway Saturday at 11 a.m. MT.
King is scheduled to play Seva Iwinski of Texas A&M, Palider will face Tammy Day of Louisiana-Lafayette and Wilkerson will do battle with Halle Rambally of SMU. All three first round matches will begin at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time.
In the 32-team doubles main draw, King and freshman El Pasoan Amber Brightly will face top-seeded and 23rd-ranked Sarah Foster and Anna Lubinsky of Texas A&M. Palider and Wilkerson are scheduled to play Christina Amo and Lainy Chafitz of Texas State. Both doubles matches are slated to begin in the early afternoon on Friday.
The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the Nov. 3-6 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships hosted by The Ohio State University at the Racquet Club of Columbus.
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 2005 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 Polo Ralph Lauren 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.