All Eight Womens Tennis Teams Descend on West Point for USTA/ITA Northeast Regional
Portions courtesy of Army Athletic Communications
Photo courtesy of Columbia Media Relations/Sports Information
PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy League women's teams converge on West Point, N.Y. and Army's state-of-the-art Lichtenberg Tennis Center this weekend for the 2012 United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships.
The five-day event begins on Friday morning at 8 a.m and will feature players from more than 40 schools.
The single-elimination tournament, which includes a singles qualifying draw of 32 players on Friday, will feed winners of both singles and doubles into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Nov. 8-11 at the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
The ITA Regional Championships, currently sponsored by the USTA, date back to 1981 and for nearly two decades were also known as the Rolex Regional Championships. The USTA/ITA Regional Championships feature the top men's and women's players from each of the ITA's regions. All in all, 8,000 varsity tennis players from 600 schools will participate in the USTA/ITA Regional Championships.
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