GW Women's Tennis Set for Atlantic 10 Championship
Colonials to Face Saint Joseph's in First Round on Thursday
April 18, 2012
The A-10 Championship is a 14-team event that now features a four-day single-elimination format. The winner of the championship will receive the conference’s automatic bid to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
The Colonials, who finished fourth at last year’s championship after falling to second-seeded
GW (15-6) split its opening conference matches on Feb. 18-19 with a 4-3 loss to Xavier and a 4-3 win over Duquesne. The Colonials fell to
The Colonials welcomed back five members of the 2011 starting line up, including First Team All-Conference selection senior Jacqueline Corba and Second Team selections sophomores Julia Blakeley and Leah Pascarella. The Colonials were selected to finish third at this season’s championship in a preseason poll voted on by the league’s coaches.
The Boar's Head Sports Club boasts 26 USTA regulation courts, including 10 Outdoor Har-Tru courts that are maintained for seasonal play. Alongside the clay courts, are an additional four Outdoor DecoTurf hard courts for year-round competition. Inside, the Boar's Head features a 12 DecoTurf hard courts complex, which plays to the high standards of the ATP and NCAA and serves as the host site of top tournaments. In January 2006, the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club were completed, including a six-court tennis stadium with the capacity to seat more than 1,200 spectators for tournaments and collegiate matches. The Boar's Head Sports Club has been the site of past ITA National Individual Indoor Championships and ITA Men's Mideast Regional Championships. The Boar's Head Inn, owned and operated by the UVa Foundation, is a staple of Tennis Magazine's annual "Top 50 Tennis Resorts" rankings.
Competition begins on Thursday, April 19, at 9 a.m., with the final match of the first round slated to start at 3 p.m. The top two seeds will receive a first-round bye and begin play in the quarterfinals on Friday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Semifinal action commences on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., while the championship match is set for Sunday, April 22, at 10 a.m.