Women's Tennis Heads to Wilson/ITA Regional Championship

Oct. 22, 2008

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's tennis team will close out its fall portion of the season this weekend at the 2008 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championship hosted by Michigan State University. Sophomore Rachael Hush will represent MU in the main draw, while senior Robin Metzler, sophomore Christina Ruiz and freshman Paola Calderon will each look to earn a berth in the main draw by first competing in the qualifying draw.

"The players are looking forward to this opportunity to compete at the regional championships against the top players in the Midwest," said head coach Jody Bronson. "They are excited to play and see their improvement since the start of the fall season. We have a young group that was selected, but we look forward to seeing what they can do here. We have not played since late September and I know the players are ready to compete again.

The six-day event features a 64-player singles qualifying draw, which begins on Thursday (Oct. 23). Those 64 players will be competing for eight spots into the main draw, which begins on Saturday (Oct. 25). The 64-team doubles main draw begins on Friday (Oct. 24).

Doubles teams of Hush and Metzler, and Ruiz and Calderon will play in the doubles draw beginning Friday.

Seventeen ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women are taking place over the next week at campuses throughout the country. The singles finalists and doubles champion from eachregional event will earn spots in the 2008 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

Schedule of Play
Thursday, Oct. 23
First and second rounds of singles qualifying

Friday, Oct. 24
Final round of singles qualifying First and second rounds of doubles main draw



Saturday, Oct. 25
Third round of doubles main draw First and second rounds of singles main draw

Sunday, Oct. 26

Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of doubles main draw Third round of singles main draw 

Monday, Oct. 27
Doubles main draw championship match
Singles main draw quarterfinals, semifinals

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Singles main draw championship match


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