Oct. 22, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn women's tennis team is set to host the 2009 ITA Southern Regional tennis tournament from Yarborough Tennis Center Oct. 23-26.
Twelve teams will on hand for the tournament, which includes UAB, Alabama, Troy, LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tulane, Samford, as well as Auburn.
"We are thrilled to host the ITA Southern Regional this weekend," said head coach Tim Gray. "We have an extremely strong field for the tournament. Whoever wins this regional will have a great chance to win the ITA National Indoor Tournament in November."
Day one on Friday will feature 32 singles matches and 16 doubles matches, followed on Saturday by quarterfinals, semi-finals on Sunday and finals on Monday.
Play is scheduled to begin on Friday at 8 a.m. with doubles action, followed immediately by singles matches.
Auburn Round One Matchups
Singles Fani Chifchieva vs. Evelien Strijker (UAB) Jil Hastenrath vs. Elizabeth Hamlin (Tulane) Paulina Schippers vs. Valeriya Makarycheva (Mississippi State) Taylor Schreimann vs. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) Heather Bybee vs. Paula Alvarez-Pino (UAB) Myrthe Molenveld vs. Natalia Mayuk (Mississippi State) Plamena Kurteva vs. Soledad Podlipnik (Ole Miss) Caroline Thornton vs. Alice Tunaru (Alabama)
Fani Chifchieva/Caroline Thornton vs. Kaitlin Burns/Ebie Wilson (LSU)
Plamena Kurteva/Jil Hastenrath vs. Stephanie Viera/Gabriella Veiga (Troy)
Myrthe Molenveld/Paulina Schippers vs. Julie Mazinova/Briggitt Marcovich (ULL)
Heather Bybee/Taylor Schreimann vs. Taylor Morgan/Lindsey Mallory (Samford)