Gustavus Adolphus College is set to host the 2012 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship at the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center and Brown Outdoor Courts in St. Peter, Minn. this weekend. The Women’s Division III Midwest Region Championships will take place from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23.
The USTA/ITA Women’s Division III Regional Championships at Gustavus will feature 23 of the top schools in the region. The Small College (NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College) singles and doubles champions from the USTA/ITA Regional Championships will advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, held October 11-14 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama. The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions (and/or at-large selections) from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges.
Sixty-five of the top singles and doubles players in the midwest will take part in the tournament which will begin with singles matches on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. Michelle Schupach of Coe College is the No. 1 seed in the singles draw. Other seeds include second-seeded Alexandra Bayliss of UW-Whitewater, third-seeded Bridget Doyle of Carleton College, and fourth-seeded Laurel Krebsbach of Gustavus Adolphus.
The doubles competition will begin on Friday immediately after the completion of the second round of singles play. Michelle Schupach and Tai Lucero of Coe enter the tournament as the No. 1 seeded doubles team. They will be challenged by second-seeded Alexandra Bayliss and Sydney Divelbiss of UW-Whitewater, third-seeeded Taylor Heltne and Katie Gilman of UW-Eau Claire, and fourth-seeded Bridget Doyle and Mikayla Becich of Carleton.
The Swanson Indoor Tennis Center, located on the west edge of the Gustavus campus, will serve as headquarters for the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships, with matches taking place at Swanson and the adjacent Brown Outdoor Courts.
For complete draws and updated results following each day, please follow the link below to the tournament website.