Lady Monarchs To Host NCAA Tennis This Weekend
By ODU Athletics
May 3, 2001
For the first time in the program's history, the Old Dominion women's tennis team will host an NCAA regional event May 12-13, 2001 as announced Thursday by the NCAA.
The Lady Monarchs will host 10th-seeded Southern California, UMBC, and South Alabama in NCAA collegiate tennis action at the Old Dominion Tennis Complex.
The match-ups will feature Old Dominion vs. South Alabama (10 am) and Southern California vs. Maryland-Baltimore County (2 pm) on Saturday, May 12. The winners will meet at 12 noon on Sunday, May 13.
The Lady Monarchs, ranked #37 in the latest ITA WingspanBank.com tennis rankings, are currently 21-1. The team earned an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament by winning the Colonial Athletic Association championship two weeks ago and is led by fifth-ranked freshman Nataly Cahana (Qiriat Bialik, Israel) and #97 junior Ana Radeljevic (Zagreb, Croatia).
In addition to the Lady Monarch team entry, Old Dominion will be represented in the 64-player singles field by both Cahana and Radeljevic. The doubles tandem will also participate in the 32-team doubles draw. The national championships will be hosted by Georgia State and held in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
For more information regarding the regional tournament, call the Old Dominion Athletic Public Relations Office at 757-683-3372.