Four Huskies to Compete at ITA All-American Championships

Sept. 8, 2005

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The 2005-06 college tennis season is now officially just around the corner, as the field for the season-opening Riviera/ITA All-American Tennis Championships was announced today. Washington's women's tennis team will send four players to the event in Pacific Palisades, California. Senior Dinka Hadzic, junior Saskia Nauenberg, sophomore Tara Simpson, and freshman Victoria Brymer will all compete in the championships, which run from October 1-9.

The main singles draw consists of 32 players, 23 of which are automatically entered, with the remaining nine players earning a spot through qualifying matches. The main doubles draw will feature 16 teams, of which 11 spots are already filled. The 64-player and 32-doubles team qualifying tournament takes place October 4-5. Feeding into the qualifying draw is another 64-player 32-team prequalifying tournament held at UCLA on October 1-2.

Hadzic (Split, Croatia), ranked 66th in the ITA preseason rankings, is entered in the qualifying singles draw as well as the prequalifying doubles draw along with incoming freshman Brymer. Nauenberg (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and Simpson (Vancouver B.C.) are each in the prequalifying singles championship and are paired together for the prequalifying doubles championship.

The Riviera/ITA Women's All0American Championships date back to 1983 and are the first of three major national tournaments on the college tennis calendar. This year's singles championships will be highlighted by 39 of the top 40 players in the ITA's preseason national singles rankings.

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