A&M hosting ITA Texas Regional Championships

A&M hosting ITA Texas Regional Championships
Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 18:20:25-04

Many of the top NCAA Division I women’s tennis players in Texas will converge in College Station beginning Thursday to compete in the ITA Texas Regional Championships, hosted by Texas A&M at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

Admission to the five-day tournament is free.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to host the Regionals,” Texas A&M head coach Mark Weaver said. “This will be a good challenge for our team to play against some very strong competition from all across the state, and it also will be nice to get in some tournament play on our home courts.”

All draws will be posted on the tournament website Wednesday afternoon, and results will be updated on the website at the conclusion of each match.

Play is slated to begin at 9 a.m. every day, with the championship matches taking place on Monday.

Sophomores Dorthea Faa-Hviding, Iulia Ivascu, Tatiana Makarova and Riley McQuaid, and freshmen Jayci Goldsmith and Katya Townsend will be competing for Texas A&M.

Other schools to be represented at the tournament are Abilene Christian, Baylor, Houston, Incarnate Word, Lamar, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Rice, Sam Houston State, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas, UT Arlington, UTSA, Texas State, Texas Tech and UTRGV.

The top doubles team and the singles finalists earn an automatic invitation to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Arizona. The tournament, held from Nov. 7-11, features the champions from each of the 12 regions around the country, as well as several at-large bids.