Bruin Tennis Teams to Host ITA Kick-Off Weekend
LOS ANGELES - The 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend begins at college campuses throughout the country on Friday and UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center will serve as a dual-site for both men's and women's competition. The competition serves as a qualifying event for the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which take place next month in Chicago (Men) and Charlottesville, Va. (Women).
Men's Competition The fourth-ranked UCLA men's team (1-0) opens up play on Friday, hosting Pepperdine (0-0) at 1:00 p.m. The other men's match that day features Boise State (1-0) taking on Texas Tech (5-1) at 10:00 a.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., with the winner of that match advancing to the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors. The two teams that lose on Friday will also be in action on Saturday, squaring off in a consolation match at 6:00 p.m.
Women's Competition The top-ranked UCLA women's team (0-0) opens up the dual-match season on Saturday, facing Marshall (1-0) at Noon. UC Irvine (1-0) and Kansas State (1-0) are the other two teams at UCLA this weekend, as they will do battle at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday's action begins with a consolation match at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Indoor qualifier at 1:00 p.m.
All matches at UCLA this weekend are free to attend. In addition, live stats can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Complete Weekend Schedule
Texas Tech vs. Boise State - 10:00 a.m. (M)
UCLA vs. Pepperdine - 1:00 p.m. (M)
UC Irvine vs. Kansas State - 9:00 a.m. (W)
UCLA vs. Marshall - Noon (W)
Men's Qualifying Match - 3:00 p.m.
Men's Consolation Match - 6:00 p.m.
Women's Consolation Match - 10:00 a.m.
Women's Qualifying Match - 1:00 p.m.