ITA Women's Northwest Regional Championships
Oct. 19-23, 2018
Taube Family Tennis Stadium
Teams competing: Cal, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, St. Mary's, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle, Stanford, UC Davis
Live Stream | Tournament Website
DAVIS, Calif. — UC Davis women's tennis will head into the Bay for their third and final tournament of the fall season — the ITA Northwest Regional Championships — held at Stanford, Oct. 19-23.
Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium will host the ITA Regional for the 12th year in a row, attracting 16 Division 1 schools to compete for a handful of spots in the season-ending Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Ariz. in November. The field is a tough one, featuring teams such as Cal, Oregon, Gonzaga, Fresno State, and St. Mary's, along with national powerhouse Stanford, competing in a draw of 128 in singles, and 64 teams in doubles.
Head coach Bill Maze loves the ITA Regional for this very reason, remarking that "it includes such phenomenal players! The first two tournaments we play are great, but they don't have depth of talent that [the ITA Regional] attracts. And it's always fun to play at one of the nicest facilities in the country."
Last year, the Aggies saw three singles players and three doubles teams reach the Round of 32, before falling to seeded players. This year's squad will debut two new doubles teams in junior Kristina Breisacher and sophomore Sara Tsukamoto in Breisacher's first tournament of the fall. Freshman Skyler Holm and sophomore Jessica Walker will pair up for Holm's UC Davis doubles debut. Junior Nikita Pradeep and sophomore Shirley Hall look to build upon their successful run in the Doubles B Flight at the SMC Fall Invite, where they reached the final, and junior Kelsie Bryant will pair with lone senior Isabella von Ebbe. Bryant and von Ebbe reached the semifinal round of the top doubles flight at the Cal Fall Invite at the start of the fall season, falling to the eventual champions from UCSB.
The ITA Northwest Regional is set to start on Friday, Oct. 19, with one round of doubles and two rounds of singles. A live stream of six courts at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium is available here.
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