Blue Demons Head to ITA Midwest Regional
Oct. 11, 2017

ITA Midwest Regional Qualifying Draw

CHICAGO – The Blue Demons will begin competing Thursday in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships presented by Oracle at Ann Arbor, Mich. in a field of 23 teams.

Alina Kuzmenkova, Marija Jovicic, Milica Tesic and Lenka Antonijevic are in the singles qualifying draw that begins at 9 a.m. (CT) on Thursday and continues on Friday. They will need three wins to qualify for Saturday’s main draw.

Kuzmenkova opens against Fleur Eggink of Marquette and Jovicic takes on Veronika Golanova of Illinois State at 9 a.m. Tesic draws Denise Azcui of Western Michigan at 10 a.m. and Antonijevic faces Rachel LeComber of Illinois-Chicago at 11 a.m.

Aspasia Avgeri, Keisha Clousing and Patricia Lancranjan will take the courts at Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Center on Friday for the main draw doubles and return on Saturday for the singles main draw. The Midwest Regional will conclude on Tuesday with the singles main draw championship.

The main draw singles and doubles champions will receive automatic berths to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships Nov. 1-5 at Palm Desert, Calif.



Along with DePaul, the ITA Midwest Regional field includes Michigan, Akron, Bowling Green, Chicago State, Cleveland State, DePaul, Detroit, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois, Marquette, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Toledo, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Youngstown State.

Here is the ITA Midwest Regional schedule that is subject to change. All times are Central Time.

Thursday, Oct. 12
9 a.m. -- Qualifying Singles First Round
Noon -- Qualifying Singles Second Round

Friday, Oct. 13
8 a.m. -- Qualifying Singles Round of 16 (eight players will qualify for main draw)
1 p.m. -- Main Draw Doubles First Round
To Follow -- Main Draw Doubles Second Round

Saturday, Oct. 14
8 a.m. -- Doubles Main Draw Round of 16
To Follow -- Singles Main Draw First Round
To Follow -- Singles Main Draw Second Round

Sunday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. -- Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
To Follow -- Doubles Main Draw Semifinals
1 p.m. -- Singles Main Draw Round of 16

Monday, Oct. 16
8 a.m. -- Doubles Main Draw Championship
9:30 a.m. -- Singles Main Draw Quarterfinals
12:30 p.m. -- Singles Main Draw Semifinals

Tuesday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. -- Singles Main Draw Championship

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