No. 7 Virginia Faces No. 5 Texas A&M At National Team Indoors
Feb. 4, 2016
|No. 7 Virginia (3-1) vs. No. 9 Texas A&M (3-1) – ITA National Team Indoor Championships|
|Date & Time||Friday, Feb. 5|
|Location||Madison, Wisc. | Nielsen Tennis Center|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Guilbeau Twitter | Facebook|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The No. 7 Virginia (3-1) women’s tennis team opens competition at the ITA National Indoor Championships at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday against No. 9 Texas A&M (3-1).
The prestigious event, hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin, features 16 of the top women’s tennis teams in the nation. Seven of the top 10 teams in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings will take the court at the competition. Fourteen of the 16 teams are ranked in the top 20.
Prior to competition, the Cavaliers will spend time Thursday in community service with a visit to the Ronald McDonald House, which is associated with the University of Wisconsin Hospital.
Virginia enters the weekend led by a trio of seniors who also serve as tri-captains for the squad in the 2016 campaign — all three of whom are ranked in the top 30 of the individual rankings. Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is ranked No. 4 in singles, Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) is ranked No. 8 in singles and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) is ranked No. 30 in singles. All three have eclipsed the 100-win mark in their collegiate singles career.
The ITA Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship is in its 29th year of existence, and Wisconsin has hosted the national championship 25 times. Sixteen of the top Division I women’s teams will compete in a single-elimination tournament over a four-day span to crown a national indoor champion. Each team is guaranteed three matches at the event.
For updated draws, complete results, live scoring, daily recaps and photo galleries, head to the #ITAIndoors Championship Central page at ITATennis.com. Fans can also follow along with live scoring from the Wisconsin event page at UWBadgers.com. On social media, be sure to follow @ITATennis on Twitter and use the hashtag #ITAIndoors when tweeting about the event. You can also check out @ITA_Tennis on Instagram and on Facebook. Fans can also receive updates on twitter through @UVAWomensTennis.
Wisconsin received an automatic bid into the national indoor championship for hosting the event, while the 15 other teams had to earn qualification by winning their respective four-team regional at the 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, held Jan. 22-24, 2016. The Cavaliers defeated BYU and No. 56 Columbia to earn a berth in the weekend event.