Oct. 22, 2003
SAN DIEGO - The University of San Diego and San Diego State will be hosting the ITA Women's Western Tennis Championships October 23-27 at the Barnes Tennis Center. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 6-9 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.
The tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday with two rounds of singles and two rounds of doubles qualifying. The main draw of both singles and doubles begins Friday.
In addition to host USD and San Diego State, this tournament will also include the top players from UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Arizona State, Arizona, UNLV, Loyola Marymount, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine.
Seventeen Omni Hotels Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women are taking place over the last two weekends of October: The eight Omni Hotels Regional Championships for women are taking place at the following schools this month: Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Georgia, Western Michigan, Utah, Texas Christian, Stanford and the University of San Diego/San Diego State.
The 2003 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation's premier collegiate indoor tennis tournament, is the second of three national championship events for college tennis this season. The first events - the Riviera/ITA Women's and IcyHot/ITA Men's All-American Championships - were held earlier this month, and the third event is season-end NCAA Championships in May. The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these ITA Regional Championships held across the country
The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships were inaugurated in 1978. Recent champions include up-and-coming professionals James Blake, Laura Granville, Marissa Irvin, Alex Kim and Mike Russell. Current pros Todd Martin and Lisa Raymond are also among the past champions.