Women's Tennis Standouts Prepare for Singles, Doubles Championships
May 25, 2010
Three Big Ten singles student-athletes will compete in the 64-woman NCAA Singles Championships, while a trio of conference doubles teams will take part in the 32-team NCAA Doubles Championships field, which will begin following the conclusion of the team championship on Tuesday night, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia.
The singles draw will begin Wednesday with Big Ten student-athletes getting underway in the afternoon. At 1:30 p.m. ET, Northwestern's Samantha Murray battles California's Marina Cossou, while teammate Maria Mosolova takes on Holly Cao of Harvard at 2 p.m. Michigan's Denise Muresan faces Katrina Tsang of North Carolina at 2:30 p.m.
In the doubles draw that begins Thursday, Iowa's Merel Beelen and Sonja Molnar battle Georgia's Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsea Gullickson, Michigan's Whitney Taney and Rika Tatsuno face Merit Boonstra and Allie Will of Florida, and Northwestern's Elena Chernyakova and Lauren Lui take on Kayla Duncan and Katariina Tuohimaa of TCU.
The singles and doubles draws will be held on consecutive days, with each championship culminating with its final on May 31.
Northwestern holds the only two NCAA Doubles Championships won by a Big Ten school. The team of Katrina Adams and Diane Donnelly won in 1997, while Cristelle Grier and Alexis Prousis won the title in 2006.