Oct. 9, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
The Michigan State women's tennis team continues its fall season as it will compete in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships starting Thursday, Oct. 10. The six-day, single-elimination tournament will be held at the University of Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Varsity Tennis Center offers a live camera feed of each of its indoor courts and the University of Michigan is offering updated scoring throughout the day. The link to live video and scoring can be found here.
MSU will send three players to the singles qualifying bracket, one to the singles main draw, and two doubles teams to the doubles main draw.
"The most important thing for us is to go out and compete with a lot of good teams, especially because our region is so strong," head coach Simone Jardim said. "A lot of our kids are playing well and hopefully that can result in a good week for us because we definitely want to see them go far into the draw."
Twenty-seven teams from around the Midwest region will be participating, including six Big Ten opponents. Notable non-conference teams competing include DePaul, IPFW, Marquette, and Notre Dame. Big Ten schools present include host Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin. There will be eight ranked singles players and three ranked doubles teams in the tournament.
The singles qualifying round begins Thursday at 9 a.m. with sophomore Emily Meyers, freshman Athena Trouillot and senior Olga Chernova all attempting to qualify for the main draw. Meyers will face Molly O'Koniewski of Notre Dame in the first round, Trouillot will take on Cleveland State's Kara Sherwood and Chernova received a first round bye.
The doubles main draw begins Friday at 2 p.m. Senior Marina Bohrer will team with Trouillot and Meyers will play with junior Julianne Gruber. The finals for doubles will be Monday, Oct. 14.
Bohrer was selected to play in the singles main draw, which begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Bohrer is coming off a recent appearance at the nationally-recognized ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif., in which she lost in the first round of pre-qualifying.
Freshman Erin Faulkner was selected to compete in the singles main draw as well, but had to withdraw due to injury.
For results of each day's action, visit www.msuspartans.com