Chan's NCAA Singles Run Starts Wednesday
May 19, 2009
SEATTLE - First Team All-Pac-10 sophomore Venise Chan gets underway in the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships on Wednesday, May 20, at Texas A&M's Mitchell Tennis Center.
The draw, released today, has the 19th-ranked Chan matched up against Denver's Mallory Voelker in the first round which will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pacific. Should Chan advance, she would face the winner of the match between 11th-seeded Jana Juricova of Cal and Katrina Tsang of North Carolina.
Voelker earned an automatic bid into the singles tournament by being the highest-ranked player out of the Sun Belt Conference. Voelker, a senior, is ranked 76th and has a 23-4 record overall this year. She led Denver to the NCAA first round where it fell to Mississippi.
Chan is 28-6 overall this season and making her second straight NCAA Singles appearance. She fell in the first round last year. Players can earn All-America honors by reaching the round of 16.
Live scores and video of all tourney matches will be available on www.aggieathletics.com. The tournament runs through Monday, May 25.
NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships
Texas A&M - Mitchell Tennis Center
First Round - Wednesday, May 20
No. 19 Venise Chan (UW) vs. No. 76 Mallory Voelker (DU), 2:30 p.m.
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