University of Wisconsin to Host 2010 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINTO HOST 2010 ITA
NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

16 of the Top Teams Will Compete at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium Feb. 12 – 15

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin women's tennis team will host 16 of the top teams in the nation at the 2010 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Women's Tennis Team Indoor Championships. The tournament will take place February 12 – 15 at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

"The ITA is delighted to have our Championships return to A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium,” said David A Benjamin, Executive Director of the ITA. "All our varsity student-athletes are looking forward to participating in this great event and we are most appreciative of the University of Wisconsin for serving as the host institution for the 23rd consecutive year at one of the ITA's most prestigious events."

"The National Indoor Championship is such a great event,” said Wisconsin Women’s Head Coach Brian Fleishman. “All of the teams and coaches really enjoy making their way to Madison come February. It is an early look at how the NCAA tournament will look in May. There are no easy matches at the Team Indoors and everybody gets better by seeing what they need to work on for the rest of the season.”

In addition to the host Badgers and defending champion Northwestern, this year’s 16-team field includes: Baylor, California, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA and USC. On the women’s side, 12 of 15 No.1 seeds from the Kick-Off Weekend have advanced to the National Team Indoors for a chance to capture the crown.

Come out and see the best in varsity college tennis for four days at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Admission is free.

More on the Teams
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Baylor: Currently ranked #5 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #63 Brown and #64 Harvard. The Bears have four players ranked in singles (#17 Lenka Broosova, #24 Nina Secerbegovic, #55 Jelena Stanivuk and #70 Csilla Borsanyi) and one team ranked in doubles (#13 Broosova/Borsanyi).
First Round Matchup: No. 5 Baylor vs. Florida State

California: Currently ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #59 Sacramento State and #61 Utah. The Golden Bears have three players ranked in singles (#2 Jana Juricova, #10 Marina Cossou, and #83 Mari Andersson).
First Round Matchup: No. 3 California vs. Georgia Tech

Clemson: Currently ranked #15 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #18 Ole Miss, #36 Texas A&M, #39 VCU and #66 College of Charleston. The Tigers have three players ranked in singles (#9 Josipa Bek, #61 Nelly Ciolkowski and #113 Ina Hadziselimovic) and one team ranked in doubles (#4 Bek/Hadziselimovic).
First Round Matchup: Clemson vs. No. 8 USC

Duke: Currently ranked #1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #39 VCU, #44 Yale and #51 Old Dominion. The Blue Devils have four players ranked in singles (#20 Reka Zsilinszka, #63 Monica Gorny, #80 Amanda Granson and #91 Ellah Nze).
First Round Matchup: No. 1 Duke vs. Wisconsin

Florida: Currently ranked #7 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #28 FIU and #65 BYU. The Gators have three players ranked in singles (#13 Allie Will, #15 Lauren Embree, #81 Marrit Boonstra, and #92 Anastasia Revzina) and three teams ranked in doubles (#5 Embree/Will, #26 Boonstra/Will and #31 Boonstra/Joanna Mather).
First Round Matchup: No. 7 Florida vs. Michigan

Florida State: Currently ranked #21 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #23 Virginia and #33 Ohio State. The Seminoles have four players ranked in singles (#23 Lauren McCreless, #34 Noemie Scharle, # 62 Francesca Segarelli and #115 Amy Sargeant).
First Round Matchup: Florida State vs. No. 5 Baylor

Georgia: Currently ranked #4 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #43 South Florida, #50 William & Mary and #54 Virginia Tech. The Bulldogs have two players ranked in singles (#14 Chelsey Gullickson and #57 Nadja Gilchrist) while the duo of Yvette Hyndman/Naoko Ueshima is ranked #34 in doubles.
First Round Matchup: No. 4 Georgia vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech: Currently ranked #9 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #26 Arizona State, #31 Kentucky and #34 Auburn. The Yellow Jackets have two players ranked in singles (#1 Irina Falconi and #66 Sasha Krupina) and the #32-ranked doubles team of Falconi/Amanda McDowell, the 2008 ITA National Player of the Year.
First Round Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 California

Miami (FL): Currently ranked #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #58 Mississippi State and #69 Boston University. The Hurricanes have three players ranked in singles (#7 Laura Vallverdu, #93 Gabriela Mejia and #99 Bianca Eickorn) and one team ranked #3 in doubles (Mejia/Vallverdu).
First Round Matchup: No. 6 Miami (FL) vs. UCLA

Michigan: Currently ranked #16 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #49 Florida International #17 Arkansas and #22 South Carolina. The Wolverines have one player ranked in singles (#36 Denise Mursean).
First Round Matchup: Michigan vs. No. 7 Florida

North Carolina: Currently ranked #11 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #13 Notre Dame, #31 Kentucky, #38 Boise State, #62 Minnesota and #70 Winthrop. The Tar Heels have two players ranked in singles (#25 Sanaz Marand and #100 Katrina Tsang) and three teams ranked in doubles (#6 Sophie Grabinski/Marand, #22 Tsang/Shinann Featherston and #28 Haley Hemm/Jocelyn Ffriend).
First Round Matchup: North Carolina vs. No. 4 Georgia

Northwestern: Currently ranked #2 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #47 Princeton, #50 William & Mary and #51 Old Dominion. The Wildcats have three players ranked in singles (#12 Maria Mosolova, #48 Samantha Murray and #85 Kate Turvy) and four teams ranked in doubles (#20 Brittany Wowchuk/Elena Chernyakova, #21 Lauren Lui/Murray, #33 Stacey Lee/Murray and #37 Lui/Lee).
First Round Matchup: No. 2 Northwestern vs. Tennessee

Tennessee: Currently ranked #10 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #19 Vanderbilt, #27 Texas and #32 Illinois. The Lady Vols have two players ranked in singles (#6 Caitlin Whoriskey and #51 Maria Sorbello) and the nation’s top-ranked doubles squad in Whoriskey/Natalie Pluskota.
First Round Matchup: Tennessee vs. No. 2 Northwestern

UCLA: Currently ranked #12 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #35 Tulsa, #40 Pepperdine, #41 UNLV and #53 UC Irvine. The Bruins have two players ranked in singles (#5 Yasmin Schnack and #41 Andrea Remynse) and two teams ranked in doubles (#10 Remynse/Schnack and #57 Pamela Montez/Nina Pantic).
First Round Matchup: UCLA vs. No. 6 Miami (FL)

USC: Currently ranked #8 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #34 Auburn, #45 San Diego, #52 Long Beach State and #53 UC Irvine. The Trojans have four players ranked in singles (#8 Maria Sanchez, #18 Danielle Lao, #37 Valeria Pulido and #39 Alison Ramos) and the doubles duo of Sanchez/Pulido ranked #19.
First Round Matchup: No. 8 USC vs. Clemson

Wisconsin: Serving as the host institution for the 23rd consecutive year.
First Round Matchup: Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Duke

*Campbell/ ITA Team Rankings released on February 4, 2010; Campbell/ITA Singles and Doubles Rankings released on January 5, 2010

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