Oct. 21, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will open play in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championship in Athens on Friday, Oct. 22, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the University of Georgia campus.
“I believe the Southeast Region is arguably the strongest region in the nation,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “It’s a very loaded tournament with a lot of really good players. It’ll be great tennis all weekend which will really allow us to push ourselves and find out where we stand at this point.”
It is one of 12 regional championships being held this month around the country. The singles and doubles champions from each regional will advance to the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championships, slated for Nov. 4-7 at the new indoor facilities at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The doubles duo of Caroline Lilley and Sasha Krupina earned the number four seed and will face off against the team of Christine Seredni and Lisa Johnson from Florida International in the first round. The Tech doubles pair of Jillian O’Neill and Elizabeth Kilborn is the number seven seed and will take on Miami’s Gabriela Mejia and Kayla Rizzolo to open play.
The Yellow Jackets team of Rocio Alberca Lopez and Murial Wacker will face Georgia Southern’s Ali Beavers and Paola Garrido while the Tech pair of Lynn Blau and Viet Ha Ngo will square off against the #8 seed of Federica Suess and Francesca Segarelli from Florida State.
All eight Tech student-athletes will compete in individual action as well. The Yellow Jackets’ first round lineup is:
#11 seed Sasha Krupina vs. Aline Berkenbrock (North Florida)
#14 seed Jillian O’Neill vs. Latreece Olagbegi (Florida A&M)
Muriel Wacker vs. #5 seed Anna Bartenstein (Miami)
Elizabeth Kilborn vs. #13 seed Gabriela Mejia (Miami)
Caroline Lilley vs. #16 seed Ecaterina Vasenina (South Florida)
Viet Ha Ngo vs. Alexandra Anghelescu (Georgia)
Rocio Alberca Lopez vs. #6 seed Noemie Scharle (Florida State)
Lynn Blau vs. #9 seed Jenny Frisell (Central Florida)
All matches are scheduled to be outdoors and the event is free and open to the public.
The schedule for the weekend is below:
Friday – play begins at 9 a.m.
Doubles: Round of 32
Singles: Round of 64
Singles: Round of 32
Saturday – play begins at 9 a.m.
Doubles: Round of 16
Consolation Singles: Round of 32
Singles Main Draw: Round of 16
Consolation Singles: Round of 16
Sunday – play begins at 11 a.m.
Consolation Singles: Quarterfinals
Singles Main Draw: Quarterfinals
Consolation Singles: Semifinals
Singles Main Draw: Semifinals
Monday – play begins at 11 a.m.
Singles Main Draw: Final
Consolation Singles: Final
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