Posted: Thursday, September 27th 2012 at 12:14am
Brenau to host National Tennis Tournament qualifying
By staff reports
GAINESVILLE -- Brenau University will host the 2012 USTA/ITA regional tennis championships Friday through Sunday, with singles and doubles matches that feature some of the top collegiate tennis players in the country.
Play commences Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center on the Brenau University campus at nearby Longwood Park, located at 20 Pearl Nix Parkway NW in Gainesville, Ga. All matches are open to the public.
The U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association-sanctioned event features players from eight institutions in the Southeast – Auburn University-Montgomery, Brenau University, Belhaven University, Loyola University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Reinhardt University, William Carey University and Xavier University.
Players participating include All-Americans Jade Curtis from AUM and Dominika Jasova from Brenau in the women’s match-ups, and Nicholas Pinones-Haltenhoff of AUM and William Carey’s Jody Claassen among the men.
Winners in the regional tournament receive automatic bids to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics small college national championship in Mobile, Ala., scheduled for Oct. 13-15.
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