Cahana And Radeljevic Take Eastern Region Championships Doubles Title
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 1, 2001
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Old Dominion doubles team of sophomore Nataly Cahana (Quiriat Bialik, Israel) and senior Ana Radeljevic (Zagreb, Croatia) captured the 2001 Omni Hotels Eastern Region Championships held by the University of Pennsylvania. The two will go on to represent the region at the 2001 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships held Nov. 8-11 at the Brookhaven Country Club, located just outside of Dallas, in Farmers Branch, Texas.
The ODU doubles team finished up play with an 8-5 victory over Temple for the championship title. Along the way to the title, Cahana and Radeljevic had impressive victories over UMBC (8-0), Columbia (8-1), Virginia Tech (8-5), Dartmouth (8-6), and Harvard (8-4).
The Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from Omni Hotels Regional Championships held across the country during the fall, the ITA National Small College champions, the winners of the ITA All-American Championships and at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 10,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the Omni Hotels Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships.
The Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships were inaugurated in 1978 and have been traditionally held in the month of February. This year will be the first time the event, formerly sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A, will be played in the November. Recent champions include up-and-coming professionals James Blake, Laura Granville, Marissa Irvin, Alex Kim and Mike Russell. Current pros Todd Martin and Lisa Raymond are also among the past champions.