Oct. 16, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The top players in the Northeast region will come together at Harvard University to begin the five day USTA/ITA Regional Championship, which is set to begin on Thursday night at 5 p.m. The entire tournament, which features 100 women’s collegiate players from more than 40 schools, will be played at the impressive six-court indoor Murr Center on Harvard’s campus.
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 Tournament. The prestigious event will be held Nov. 7-10 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., which is the site of the U.S. Open each year.
Senior Jamila Paul and sophomore Eva Sung are slated to represent the Black Knights in singles, while sister duo Elle and Della Taylor and the tandem of senior Margaret Iliev and sophomore Carolyn Pitman are set to represent Army in doubles action.
Paul earned her spot in the main draw of 64 singles, while Sung is seeded 12th in the singles qualifying round. Sung will open the weekend against University of Pennsylvania’s Stephanie Do.
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.
Competition is set to begin on Thursday, Oct. 17 with pre-qualifying singles matches, while main draw action is slated for Friday, Oct. 18 through Tuesday, Oct. 22. Daily results throughout the weekend will be posted on Army's USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Central page, located on the women's tennis team page of www.goARMYsports.com. Fans are also encouraged to follow @Army_WTennis for the latest information.
Thursday, Oct. 17
5:00 p.m. Qualifying Round of 32
Friday, Oct. 18
9:00 a.m. Qualifying Final Rounds
10:30 a.m. Qualifying Finals
1:00 p.m. Round of 64 Doubles
Followed by Round of 32 Doubles
Saturday, Oct. 19
9:00 a.m. Round of 128 Singles
Followed by Round of 64 Singles
Sunday, Oct. 20
9:00 a.m. Round of 32 Singles
Followed by Round of 16 Singles
Followed by Round of 16 Doubles
Monday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. Singles Quarterfinals
Followed by Doubles Quarterfinals
Followed by Singles Semifinals
Tuesday, Oct. 22
10:00 a.m. Singles Semifinals
Followed by Singles Finals
Followed by Doubles Finals