Three #ASUNWTEN Teams Sending Athletes to ITA Women's All-American Championships

Three #ASUNWTEN Teams Sending Athletes to ITA Women's All-American Championships



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ATLANTA - Three ASUN Conference Women's Tennis programs are sending members of their squads to compete at the ITA Women's All-American Championship in Cary, North Carolina. The event begins with the Pre-Qualifying Singles and Doubles Rounds hosted by the Cary Tennis Park, Duke University, North Carolina and North Carolina State on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2.

The pre-qualifying singles round features the reigning ASUN Freshman of the Year in Liberty's Maria Juliana Parra Romero while Jacksonville State's Serafima Shastova is listed as an alternate.

Pre-Qualifying winners advance through to the Qualifying Round of 64 on Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 3-4) where competitors have a chance to reach the Main Draw played from Wednesday to Sunday (Oct. 5-9). Reigning ASUN Player of the Year and two-time Scholar-Athlete of the Year, North Florida's Kit Gulihur, has earned a slot in the Qualifying Round. 

Jacksonville State's Polina Ramenskaja/Serafima Shastova will also represent the league at the event in the Doubles Pre-Qualifying Round of 32 beginning on Saturday and Sunday. Austin Peay's doubles pair of Denise Torrealba/Melody Hefti earned an invitation to the pre-qualifying round, but will not make the trip. Six other ASUN pairs were named as pre-qualifying alternates in JSU's Romane Mosse/Anna Syrova, KSU's Taylor Dean/Ji Youn Lee and Sophia Unger/Sofia Pinedo, Liberty's Parra Romero/Marina Davtyan and Queen's Jill Morse/Marie Bertran de Balanda and Hanna Axelsson/Katsiaryna Tuliakova.


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