CINCINNATI, Ohio (Oct. 21, 2009) - After a week long layoff the ETSU women's tennis team returns to action, as it competes against some of the top teams in the region at the 2009 Wilson/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The six-day event is set to open Thursday, with the first two rounds of singles prequalifying play. The top four finishers from that draw will advance to the qualifying round of 32 which will begin play Friday. Eight winners of that bracket will continue play in the final main draw bracket of 64, starting later this week. Along with the three singles draws, a 64 team doubles bracket will also start play, Saturday.
Also the singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, which run from Nov. 5-8, hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
ETSU will swing into action Thursday, as the qualifying singles bracket opens play. Set to compete for the Bucs this week is sophomores Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain), and Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezulea), junior Kelly Holtzhausen (Johannesburg, South Africa), and senior Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine).