UW to Host 2004 USTA/ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships

Dec. 4, 2001

SEATTLE, Wa. - The Washington men's tennis program was named the host site for the 2004 USTA/ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships, ITA President David Benjamin announced. The tournament, which is the premier indoor event of the season, will likely take place in the early part of February. The Huskies also hosted in 1999 and 2001.

'I am very excited that we will have another opportunity to host the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships,' said eighth year head coach Matt Anger. 'Having hosted this great event last year, we are very eager to have the best teams in college tennis in Seattle once again in 2004.'

USTA/ITA officials announce hosting schools in three or four-year increments. The upcoming season marks the fourth year of the previous contract, in which the University of Kentucky will entertain 16 of the best teams in college tennis. The Wildcats were named as hosts for 2003 also, before the tournament travels to Seattle. The University of Illinois was granted the site in 2005.

Washington posted a 2-1 record in last year's tournament, upsetting two top-10 teams in No. 4 Georgia (4-3) and No. 8 Florida (4-1). The Huskies suffered their fourth loss of the season to fifth-ranked Duke in a 4-0 battle. UCLA went on to capture the title, with a 4-2 victory over conference opponent Stanford, bringing the Bruins their seventh tournament trophy.

The Husky men's tennis team begins regular season action on Fri., Jan. 25, against Portland at 4:00 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Washington will continue through the weekend, facing UC Santa Barbara and Gonzaga in non-conference play, Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, respectively.

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