Oct. 22, 2008
AUBURN - The Auburn women's tennis team will play in the Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Women's Tennis Championships Friday - Monday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Twenty-one schools are set to play in the tournament, along with 14 players currently ranked in the ITA Top 125 singles rankings and four doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 50. The Tigers have a pair of singles players ranked among the top 125 in No. 9 Fani Chifchieva and No. 51 Alex Haney. Haney and doubles partner Melissa Koning are the fourth-ranked duo in the nation.
There will be two flights, an "A" and a "B," which will have a 64-player singles draw and a 32-team doubles bracket. There will be a consolation draw for singles only.
The "A" flight singles and doubles winners along with the singles finalist will advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships next month on the campus of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.. The elite event, slated for Nov. 6-9, is the second collegiate grand slam event of the season. Winners and finalists from the various ITA Regional Championships around the country plus at-large selections will make up the singles field of 32 and the 16-team doubles draw.
The draws for the ITA Southern Regionals will be available Thursday evening and be posted on Georgia's website website at www.georgiadogs.com . Results will be updated daily on the website too.
The 2008 ITA Southern Regional field features the following schools: Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Mississippi State, Samford, South Florida, Stetson and Troy.
2008 Wilson/ITA Southern Regional Championships Schedule
Athens, Ga., Dan Magill Tennis Complex
Friday, Oct. 24
First two rounds of Singles (A and B)
Saturday, Oct. 25
First two rounds of Doubles (A and B)
First Round of Consolation Singles (A and B)
Round of 16 Singles Main (A and B)
Sunday, Oct. 26
Round of 16 Consolation Singles (A and B)
Quarterfinal Singles Main (A and B)
Quarterfinal Consolation Singles (A and B)
Semifinal Singles Main (A and B
Quarterfinal Doubles (A and B)
Monday, Oct. 27
Semifinal Consolation Singles (A and B)
Final Singles Main (A and B)
Final Consolation Singles (A and B)
Semifinal Doubles (A and B)
Final Doubles (A and B)