Yale University to host Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale University will be hosting the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association women’s Northeast Regional Championships October 23-27.  The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, November 5-8, hosted by Yale University in New Haven, CT.

In addition to host Yale University, this event will feature the top players from Division I schools from: Albany, Binghamton University, Boston College, Brown, Boston University, Colgate University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Drexel University, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Harvard University, Hofstra, Long Island University, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara, NJIT, Princeton University, Providence College, Quinnipiac, Rutgers, Sacred Heart University, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure University, St. Peter’s College, Stony Brook, Syracuse, University of Connecticut, United States Military Academy University at Buffalo, University of Massachusett, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Rhode Island. 

Twenty-four Wilson/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women are taking place over the last two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country.

The 2009 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 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country, the ITA National Small College champions, top performers from the ITA All-American Championships and at-large wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 7,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the ITA Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit presented by the USTA, and the Campbell/ITA Rankings for men's and women's tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA website is www.itatennis.com.

For complete coverage of the ITA Regionals, click here. 

Report Filed by Steven Horn  ’10, Yale Sports Publicity